National Eating Disorders Association


The NEDA Research Advisory Council was formed to provide advice, expertise, and leadership to NEDA in alignment with the organization’s scientific, research and clinical goals and initiatives. Their responsibilities include directing the grant focus areas, grant process, and approving grant progress reports for the Feeding Hope Fund grants; serving as advisors to board, committees and staff regarding research and scientific advances in the field; suggesting and/or serving as speakers and programmatic leaders for NEDACon; providing an annual blog post/article on field updates translating research into practice; serving as expert speakers to the media on behalf of NEDA, related to matters of research and scientific advances.

Evelyn Attia, MD, Co-Chair

Stephen Wonderlich, MD, Co-Chair

Scott Crow, MD

Kamryn Eddy, PhD

Tom Hildebrandt, PsyD

Daniel Le Grange, PhD

Christine Peat, PhD

Founder’s Council

The Founders of NEDA include past board members of founding organizations and others who were critical to the development of this national movement and the formation of the National Eating Disorders Association. In acknowledgment of their many years of dedication and service, the council is one way to support their continued engagement, involvement and connection to one another – and with NEDA. The board members came from founding organizations Eating Disorders Awareness and Prevention (EDAP) and American Anorexia Bulimia Association of New York (AABA).

Catherine Baker, MSW

Nancy Bravman, CSW

Doug Bunnell, PhD, FAED, CEDS

Leigh Cohn, MAT, CEDS

Lindsey Hall Cohn

Bill Davis, PhD

Amy Baker Dennis, PhD

Ilene V. Fishman, LCSW

Judi Goldstein, MSW, LSW

Michelle Hirsch, MD

Adele Holman, DSW

Craig Johnson, PhD, CEDS, FAED

Sondra Kronberg, MS, RD, CDN

Marjorie Laird, PhD, MFCC

Michael P. Levine, PhD, FAED

Paula Levine, PhD

Anita Sinicrope Maier, MSW

Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS

Russell Marx, MD

Diane Mickley, MD

Charles Murkofsky, MD

Melissa Nielsen

Mary Pabst, LCSWC

Jean Rubel, PhD

Joan Petty, RN, CS, NPP

Niva Piran, PhD

Morisa Schiff-Mayer, MD

Joseph Sultan, MD

Natalia Zunino, PhD

Steve Zimmer, CSW