Eating Disorders Research: About Us

green leaves in the sunshineThe Minnesota Center for Eating Disorders Research at the University of Minnesota has provided treatment and conducted research in the area of eating disorders since the 1970’s. The program has been the recipient of several research grants from the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Mental Health, the Minnesota Obesity Center, and private foundations such as the McKnight Foundation. The investigators who oversee the clinic are internationally known for their research in this area.

Our program is committed to providing unique training opportunities in eating disorders research across professional development. As one of three sites that comprise the Midwest Regional Post-Doctoral Training Program in Eating Disorders Research, post-doctoral trainees have been integral members of our team since the training grant’s inception in 2009. In addition to post-undergraduate and graduate student training opportunities, which include study coordination and assessment, volunteer research assistants gain exposure to eating disorders and clinical research through their involvement with current research projects and educational seminars.


Research ethics at the University of Minnesota
We are committed to protecting research participants, upholding ethical standards, and improving our practice at every step of our work. Our committment to research ethics