Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

Epidemiology & Public Health Practice

About

The Epidemiology and Public Health Practice SIG seeks to unite researchers and practitioners with an interest in understanding the distribution and determinants of disordered eating within the population. The Epidemiology and Public Health Practice SIG functions as a source of support, consultation, and collaboration for members with an interest in understanding the complexities of eating disorder epidemiology and tackling related public health topics such as enhancing eating disorder prevention efforts, increasing early detection and treatment-seeking, addressing unmet needs for eating disorder treatment in the community, and developing ED interventions at the population level.

This SIG is open to all AED members with an interest in population health.

Co-Chairs

Our Goals

  • Promote research on the population-based measurement of eating disorders and disordered eating
  • Monitor trends in eating disorder, subclinical eating disorders, and disordered eating symptoms
  • Inform the public of and advocate for the importance of early detection, screening, and intervention for prevention of eating disorders

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