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Denise Wilfley

Dr. Denise Wilfley, PhD

Dr. Wilfley is the Scott Rudolph University Professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis. She is an international authority on the prevention and treatment of eating disorders and obesity, and her programmatic line of research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) since 1994. She uses innovative methods to increase the potency and implementation of evidence-based interventions for eating disorders and obesity, and she has dedicated her career to the development and evaluation of patient-orientated treatments and the translation of these research findings into routine clinical care.

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Rob Welch

Dr. Rob Welch, PhD

Dr. Welch is an Associate Professor in psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and a licensed clinical psychologist in the Washington University School of Medicine Weight Management and Eating Disorders Program. Throughout his career, Dr. Welch has devoted his research and clinical expertise to the study of family-based lifestyle interventions for children and adolescents, individual and group interpersonal psychotherapy, and family therapy.

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Washington University School of Medicine

Weight Management and Eating Disorders Research Program

The content of this site is produced by the Weight Management and Eating Disorders Research Program at Washington University in St. Louis. The program research efforts focus on the causes, characterization, prevention, and treatment of eating disorders and obesity in a wide range of patient populations, as well as improving access to care.

 

 

Special thanks to Caryn Alper, Anna Karam, and Dr. Dorothy Van Buren for their work on developing this website.