Eating Disorders Research: Who we are

Faculty

Scott J. Crow, MD

Dr. Crow is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota and the Director of the Midwest Regional Postdoctoral Training Program in Eating Disorders Research. Dr. Crow is also Chief Research Officer at The Emily Program. Dr. Crow is a graduate of the University of Minnesota Medical School and its Psychiatry Residency Training Program, where he was Chief Resident and Consult-Liaison Psychiatry Fellow. His research interests include the causes, course, and treatment of eating disorders. He is a past President of the Academy for Eating Disorders. Previously, he received a mid-career Independent Scientist Award from NIMH which focused on the treatment of eating disorders.

Carol B. Peterson, PhD, LP

Dr. Peterson is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Minnesota. She received her B.A. in Psychology from Yale University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota.  She has authored more than 200 articles and book chapters and has received several federally-funded grants. Dr. Peterson is also Chief Training Officer of the Emily Program, and Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders. Her research focuses on maintenance mechanisms and treatment outcome of eating disorders.

Emily Pisetsky, PhD, LP

Dr. Pisetsky is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota and Director of Assessment for the Minnesota Center for Eating Disorders Research. She received her B.A. in Psychology with high honors from Wesleyan University and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at the West Virginia University School of Medicine in Charleston, WV. Prior to her faculty appointment, Dr. Pisetsky completed a postdoctoral fellowship with the Midwest Regional Postdoctoral Training Program in Eating Disorders Research at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Pisetsky's primary research interests include investigating novel treatment for eating disorders and identifying factors associated with suicide risk in individuals with eating disorders.

Annie Haynos, PhD

Dr. Haynos is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. She received her B.A. in psychology from The Catholic University of America in 2005. She completed her predoctoral clinical internship at the Duke University Medical Center and received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2015. Prior to her faculty appointment, Dr. Haynos completed the T32 Midwest Regional Postdoctoral Training Program in Eating Disorders Research at the University of Minnesota. Her research is currently funded through the National Institute of Mental Health and the Klarman Family Foundation for Eating Disorders Research. Dr. Haynos' primary research interests include identifying the neurobiological and behavioral decision-making mechanisms associated with risk and maintenance of eating disorders, especially anorexia nervosa, and developing precision medicine approaches to eating disorder treatment by targeting these mechanisms. 

T32 Post-Doctoral Fellows

Lisa Anderson, PhD

Dr. Anderson is a T32 Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. She received her B. A. in psychology from the University of Minnesota in 2011. She received her Ph. D. in clinical psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York, following completion of her predoctoral clinical internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 2016-2017. Dr. Anderson’s primary research interests include the identification of mechanisms that underlie anxiety and eating disorder symptom development and maintenance (e.g., fear- and disgust-based learning, interoceptive awareness), as well as developing and optimizing interventions targeting anxiety-related mechanisms in eating disorders.