Bridging Research and Reality
We invite you to help us establish a broader community partnership between the Minnesota Center for Eating Disorders Research and The Emily Program clients, caregivers, and treatment providers. Drs. Scott Crow, Kelly Berg, and Emily Pisetsky will be joining our July Recovery Night and some July Family & Friends Support Groups to introduce a new series of events that will be offered quarterly at The Emily Program.
The goal of this series is to increase awareness of, and engagement in, eating disorders research as well as to share cutting-edge research findings with clients, caregivers, and treatment providers. Drs. Crow, Berg, and Pisetsky will provide information about the Minnesota Center for Eating Disorders Research and answer questions about their research as well as the field of eating disorder research more broadly. Additionally, attendees will be invited to provide feedback on topics of greatest interest to the community that will guide future meetings.
The Emily Program clients, family members, friends, treatment providers, and staff are invited and encouraged to participate. We look forward to your input and starting this collaboration!
Join us in St. Louis Park
July 9th – w/Friends and Family at 5:30 p.m.
July 23rd - w/Friends and Family at 5:30 p.m.
Join us in St. Paul
July 14th – w/Recovery Night at 6 p.m.
July 15th - w/Friends and Family at 5:30 p.m.
About the UMR Researchers
Scott Crow, MD
Scott is the Chief Research Officer at The Emily Program. Scott oversees research that The Emily Program conducts in partnership with the University of Minnesota. He also provides psychiatric evaluations and medication management for a small caseload of individual clients. Scott earned his medical degree and completed his psychiatric residency at the University of Minnesota, where he is now a professor. Scott has been active in national and international eating disorders groups and is Past President of the Academy of Eating Disorders.
Kelly Berg, PhD
Kelly is an licensed psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of MN. She is also the Director of Assessment for the Minnesota Center for Eating Disorders Research. Prior to her faculty appointment, she completed a 3-year postdoctoral fellowship with the Midwest Regional Postdoctoral Training Program in Eating Disorders Research at the University of Minnesota. She received her Ph.D. in counseling psychology at the University of Minnesota after completing her predoctoral internship at The University of Chicago Medical School. She has published extensively on the assessment and diagnosis of eating disorders. Her recent research has focused on the identification of mechanisms that maintain eating disorder behaviors over time. The goal of this research is to inform the development of novel interventions for eating disorders.
Emily Pisetsky, PhD
Emily is a T32 Post Doctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Minnesota. She received her B.A. in psychology with high honors from Wesleyan University in 2007. She completed her pre-doctoral clinical internship at the West Virginia University School of Medicine in Charleston and received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2013. Her primary research interests include investigating novel treatment modalities and mediums, behavior genetics, and factors associated with suicide risk in individuals with eating disorders.
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