Dr. Danyale McCurdy-McKinnon, PhD

Clinical Psychologist,
Dr. McCurdy-McKinnon & Associates: Eating Disorders & Wellness Clinic
AED Committee Member
AED SIG Member
ICED 2018 Attendee
ICED 2020 Attendee
ICED 2021 Attendee

Contact Details

Dr. McCurdy-McKinnon & Associates: Eating Disorders & Wellness Clinic
617 S Olive St
Ste 800
Los Angeles, CA
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Work: (405) 757-5379



University of Kansas
Lawrence, Kansas, United States
PhD, 2010
Clinical Psychology

UCSD Eating Disorders Center for Treatment and Research
La Jolla, California, United States
Postdoctoral Fellowship

UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior
Los Angeles, California, United States
Clinical Internship


  • Academic Sciences
  • Psychology

Job History

Dr. McCurdy-McKinnon & Associates: Eating Disorders & Wellness Clinic
Director & Supervisor
Los Angeles, CA, United States

UCLA Fit Clinic
Director of Clinical Psychology
Los Angeles, CA, United States

Age of Patients Seen

  • Adolescents and Adults

Accepting New Patients

  • Yes

Modalities Practiced

  • CBT
  • DBT
  • Object Relations

Languages Spoken

  • English

Comorbid conditions treated

  • Anxiety
  • Diabetes
  • Mood Disorders
  • OCD
  • PTSD

Types of ED

  • AN
  • BED
  • BN

Individuals or Group Therapy

  • Individuals

Hospital, Academic or Professional Affiliation

  • UCLA

Ways to refer patients

  • email:

Books or publications

  • McCurdy-McKinnon, D. & Feusner, J. (2017). Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Eating Disorders. In Anderson, L., Murray, S., & Kaye, W. (Eds.), Clinical Handbook of Complex and Atypical Eating Disorders. New York: Oxford University Press. / McCurdy-McKinnon, D. & Feusner, J. (2017). Neurobiology of Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Heritability/Genetics, Brain Circuitry, and Visual Processing. In Phillips, K. (Ed.), Body Dysmorphic Disorder: Advances in Research and Clinical Practice. New York: Oxford University Press. / Khalsa, S., Portnoff, L., McCurdy-McKinnon, D., & Feusner, J. (2017). What happens after treatment? A systematic review of relapse, remission, and recovery in anorexia nervosa. Journal of Eating Disorders, 5(20). / Wagner, A., Simmons, A., Oberndorfer, T., Frank, G., McCurdy-McKinnon, D., Fudge, J., Yang, T., Paulus, M., & Kaye, W. (2015). Altered sensitization patterns to sweet food stimuli in patients recovered from anorexia and bulimia nervosa. Psychiatry Research, 234(3), 305-313. / Li, W., Lai, T., Bohon, C., Loo, S., McCurdy, D., Strober, M., Bookheimer, S., & Feusner, J. (2015). Anorexia nervosa and body dysmorphic disorder are associated with abnormalities in processing visual information. Psychological Medicine, 45(10), 2111-2122. / Bohon, C. & McCurdy, D. (2014). Ethical considerations in the treatment of eating disorders. Focus, 12(4), 409-413. / Bischoff-Grethe, A., McCurdy, D., Grenesko-Stevens, E., Irvine, Z., Wagner, A., Yau, W., Fennema-Notistine, C., Fudge, J., Delgado, M. & Kaye, W. (2013). Altered Brain Response to Reward and Punishment in Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 214(3), 331-340. / Oberndorfer, T., Simmons, A., McCurdy, D., Strigo, I., Matthews, S., Yang, T., Irvine, Z., & Kaye, W. (2013). Greater anterior insult activation during anticipation of food images in women recovered from anorexia nervosa versus controls. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 214(2), 132-141. / Oberndorfer, T., Frank, G., Simmons, A., Wagner, A., McCurdy, D., Fudge, J., Yang, T., Paulus, M., Kaye, W. (2013). Altered insula response to sweet taste processing after recovery from anorexia and bulimia nervosa. American Journal of Psychiatry, 170(10), 1143-1151.