|1-Jun-2022 3:55 PM EDT, by Academy for Eating Disorders (AE
Newswise — The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is proud to announce its 2022 International Conference on Eating Disorders (ICED) awardees. Each year, the AED honors those who have made significant contributions to the treatment, scientific understanding, and awareness of eating disorders globally. The honorees for 2022 include:
Cynthia Bulik, PhD, FAED
For pioneering lifetime contributions to the AED and to the field of eating disorders in the areas of treatment, research, education, and administration.
Dr. Bulik leads research teams at the University of North Carolina, Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (CEED) and the Karolinska Institutet, Centre for Eating Disorders Innovation that are dedicated to deepening our understanding of the underlying biology and genetics of eating disorders and to advancing the evidence base for the treatment of these illnesses. As founder and co-chair of the Eating Disorders Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, she leads a global effort to identify actionable genomic variation in eating disorders. She is also the principal investigator of the global Eating Disorders Genetics Initiative funded by the National Institute of Mental Health. Together with Ian Carroll, PhD, she conducts population-level and intensive longitudinal clinical investigations of the intestinal microbiota in people with eating disorders. For the past decade, with Donald Baucom, PhD, and Jennifer Kirby, PhD, she has developed and disseminated a suite of couples-based interventions for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorder. Dr. Bulik also serves as senior faculty on the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) funded National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders – the U.S. national authoritative source for information and training in eating disorders. She is dedicated to mentorship of junior investigators, especially women in fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and is passionate about translating science for the public.