Annual NEDA Award Recipients

Each year at the NEDA Conference, awards are given to distinguished individuals in the field of eating disorders. The following is a listing of past award recipients.

2016

Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness
C. Barr Taylor, MD

Don and Melissa Nielsen Lifetime Achievement Award
Cynthia Bulik, PhD

Craig Johnson Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice and Training
Stewart Agras, MD

Robbie Munn Volunteer of the Year Award
Joanna Kay Mercuri

2015

Don and Melissa Nielsen Lifetime Achievement Award
Judi Goldstein, MSS, LSW

Craig Johnson Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice and Training
Kimberli McCallum, MD, CEDS, FAPA

Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness
Debra L. Franko, PhD

Westin Family Award for Excellence in Activism and Advocacy
Jenni Schaefer

Robbie Munn Volunteer of the Year Award
Judy Avrin

Price Foundation Award for Research Excellence
Scott Crow, MD

2014

Don and Melissa Nielsen Lifetime Achievement Award
Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS 

Craig Johnson Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice and Training
G. Terence Wilson, PhD

Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness
S. Bryn Austin, ScD

Westin Family Award for Excellence in Activism and Advocacy
Karen Samuels, PhD

Robbie Munn Volunteer of the Year Award
Leah Siskin

Price Foundation Award for Research Excellence
Stewart Agras, MD

2013

Don and Melissa Nielsen Lifetime Achievement Award
Michael Levine, PhD

Craig Johnson Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice and Training
Timothy Brewerton, MD, DFAPA, FAED, DFAACAP

Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness
Gail McVey, CPsych, PhD

Westin Family Award for Excellence in Activism and Advocacy
Bobbie Eisenstock, PhD

Robbie Munn Volunteer of the Year Award
Vic Avon
Beth Mayer, LICSW

Price Foundation Award for Research Excellence
Anne Becker, MD, PhD

2012

Don and Melissa Nielsen Lifetime Achievement Award
Ovidio Bermudez, MD

Craig Johnson Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice and Training
Ann Kearney-Cooke, PhD

Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness
Eric Stice, PhD

Westin Family Award for Excellence in Activism and Advocacy
Mary Ellen Clausen

Robbie Munn Volunteer of the Year Award
Ilene Fishman, LCSW
Elizabeth Saviteer, MS

Price Foundation Award for Research Excellence
Kelly Klump, PhD

2011

Don and Melissa Nielsen Lifetime Achievement Award
Kathryn Zerbe, MD

Craig Johnson Award for Excellence in Clinical Practice and Training
Kelly Vitousek, PhD

Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness
Laura Hill, PhD

Westin Family Award for Excellence in Activism and Advocacy
Annie Seal

Robbie Munn Volunteer of the Year Award
Bailey Monarch

2010

Don and Melissa Nielsen Lifetime Achievement Award
Douglas W. Bunnell, PhD

Price Family Award for Research Excellence
James D. Lock, MD, PhD

Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorder Prevention and Awareness
Cynthia Whitehead-Laboo, PhD

Westin Family Award for Excellence in Activism and Advocacy
Mary S. Pabst, LCSW-C & Brenda Alpert Sigall, PhD

National Eating Disorders Volunteer of the Year Award
Janeine Green

Profiles in Living Award
Jean Kilbourne, Ed.D.

Award of Courage
Kathy Benn            
       
2009

Don and Melissa Nielsen Lifetime Achievement Award
Amy Baker-Dennis, PhD

Price Family Award for Research Excellence
Stephen Wonderlich, PhD

Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorder Prevention and Awareness
Carolyn Becker, PhD

Westin Family Award for Excellence in Activism and Advocacy
Sarah Stinson, MS, LCSW, CMT

Volunteer of the Year Award
Dawn Beye & Susan Maccia

Inspiration Award
Kitty Westin

Junior Advocate Award
Shelly Steinwurtzel
 
2008

Don and Melissa Nielsen Lifetime Achievement Award
Bill Davis, PhD

Price Family Award for Research Excellence
Cynthia Bulik, PhD

Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorder Prevention and Awareness
Leigh Cohn, MAT & Lindsey Hall Cohn

Westin Family Award for Excellence in Activism and Advocacy
Anita Sinicrope Maier, MSW, LSW

Volunteer of the Year Award
Buddy Howard & David Charron

Shining Star Award
Emme

Excellence in Teaching and Education
Suzanne Riggs, MD

Profiles in Living Award
Zina Garrison

Corporate Responsibility Award
MSNBC Interactive & Moritz Loew

Individual Inspiration Award
Phoebe & Edmund “Dee” Megna

Treatment Excellence
Cynthia Pegler, MD

Junior Advocate Award
Allison Kreiger Walsh

2007

Don and Melissa Nielsen Lifetime Achievement Award
Joel Yager, MD

Price Family Award for Research Excellence
Linda Smolak, PhD

Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorder Prevention and Awareness
Margo Maine, PhD, FAED

Westin Family Award for Excellence in Activism and Advocacy
Carolyn Costin, MA, MEd, MFT, CEDS

Volunteer of the Year Award
Judi Goldstein, MSS, LSW

Profiles in Living Award
Jamie-Lynn Sigler

Excellence in Research Award
Thomas Insel, MD

Corporate Responsibility Award
Dove “Campaign for Real Beauty”

Junior Advocate Award
Leslie Lipton

2006

Don and Melissa Nielsen Lifetime Achievement Award
Pauline Powers, MD

Price Family Award for Research Excellence
B. Timothy Walsh, MD

Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorder Prevention and Awareness
Niva Piran, PhD

Westin Family Award for Excellence in Activism and Advocacy
Ward Keller

Volunteer of the Year Award
Kathleen Burns Kingsbury, LMHC

Corporate Responsibility Award
Rob Gould, PhD & Porter Novelli

Junior Advocate Award
Nell Lanman

Profiles in Living Award
Paula Zahn

Corporate Responsibility Award
Joel Delmonico, Clear Channel Communications

Hilda Davis Inspiration Award
Douglas Bunnell, PhD
 
2005

Don and Melissa Nielsen Lifetime Achievement Award
Susan Willard, LCSW, BCD

Price Family Award for Research Excellence
Michael Strober, PhD

Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorder Prevention and Awareness
Catherine Steiner-Adair, EdD

Westin Family Award for Activism and Advocacy
The Honorable Joseph Bruno, NY State Senate

Volunteer of the Year Award
Laura Hutfless

Junior Advocate Award
Rachel Jessee, Raleigh Ricart, & Tedi Castelli

Profiles in Living Award
Paula Abdul

Excellence in Education Award
Dr. Patricia Hayot

Excellence in Treatment Award
Andrea Marks, MD

Founders Award
Don and Melissa Nielsen

2004

Don and Melissa Nielsen Lifetime Achievement Award
Diane Mickley, MD

Price Family Award for Research Excellence
James E. Mitchell, MD

Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorder Prevention and Awareness
Michael Levine, PhD

Westin Family Award for Activism and Advocacy
Hilda Davis & Joan Wismer

Volunteer of the Year Award
Leslie Baraf

Junior Advocate Award
Emily Maletta

Profiles in Living Award
Jenny Lauren

Excellence in Media Award
Diana Williams

Excellence in Treatment
Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CDN

2003
 
Don and Melissa Nielsen Lifetime Achievement Award
Craig Johnson, PhD

Price Family Award for Research Excellence
Walter Kaye, MD

Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorder Prevention and Awareness
Dianne Neumark-Sztainer, PhD

Westin Family Award for Excellence in Activism and Advocacy
The Klarman Family

Profiles in Living Award
Trisha Meili

Volunteer of the Year Award
Melissa Nielsen

Junior Advocate Award
Kate Yeskey

2002

Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorder Prevention and Awareness
Sarah Stinson, MS

Volunteer of the Year Award
Irene Schlagman, CEDA

Creativity in Outreach
Alicia Haviland, RN, MS

Crusader (Activist)
Jennifer Portnick