A Global View on Eating Disorders Risk, Rates, Recovery and Relapse: What We Know and  Enduring Questions

Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday, May 12th, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Presented by the NYU School of Global Public Health, Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, with the Global Mental Health and Stigma Program

Presentation Topic: A Global View on Eating Disorders Risk, Rates, Recovery and Relapse: What We Know and  Enduring Questions

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Presentation Description: Eating disorders are complex, multi-determined conditions that result as a confluence of biological, individual and environmental factors. Research on eating disorders began with a narrow focus on North American and European Caucasian, adolescent women. Over the course of more than three decades, the study of eating disorders has become global, and the scientific evidence base informing our understanding of risk, rates, recovery and relapse has expanded dramatically. This presentation will highlight the current scientific knowledge base regarding what puts individuals at risk, trends in the rate of eating disorders around the globe, and treatment outcome in terms of recovery and relapse prevention. Dr. Pike will highlight the big ideas and share an email after the talk that will provide specific references to the published research.

About the Speaker:
Kathleen M. Pike, PhD is Professor of Psychology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center. She serves as Director of the Columbia-WHO Center for Global Mental Health and Director of the Mental Health + Work Design Lab. She is Deputy Director of the Health and Aging Policy Fellows Program.

Dr. Pike has over three decades of experience focused on mental health advocacy, policy, research and training. She has pioneered initiatives on the global stage advocating for expanded mental health services and translating research into practice across clinical care, school, and workplace settings. She collaborates with colleagues around the globe to build mental health leadership and capacity in under-resourced communities. Dr. Pike’s scholarship focuses on eating disorders, culture and psychopathology, global mental health, and mental health in the workplace. She is recognized internationally for her work on risk factors and psychotherapy for eating disorders. She has served as consultant to the American Psychiatric Association DSM-5 task force on cultural factors associated with the clinical presentation and risk factors of eating disorders and is on the scientific leadership team for the World Health Organization that is responsible for the development of the revision of the International Classification of Diseases, which is used by all WHO member nations to report public health data. Dr. Pike has published over 150 articles and book chapters on eating disorders, culture and psychopathology, global mental health, and mental health in the workplace. She has authored and presented more than 200 workshops, invited lectures, and papers. She is the 2021 recipient of the American Psychological Association Award for Distinguished Contributions to the International Advancement of Psychology.