My research program primarily centers around developing new treatments for serious eating disorders, and exploring some of the underlying genetic factors that may contribute to their development. Two current projects include a trial of a new technique, transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for bingeing and vomiting, and a genetic study examining a mutation in a cholesterol gene that is associated with anorexia nervosa. The first study may allow for individual-level prediction of response to TMS treatment and the second, to personalize food plans for those recovering from anorexia nervosa.
Affiliate Scientist, Toronto General Hospital Research Institute (TGHRI)
Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
Medical Director and Co-Head of the Eating Disorder Program, Toronto General Hospital
Staff Psychiatrist, Toronto General Hospital