Individuals with eating disorders have a profound disconnect in their ability to read and respond effectively to their body's signals. Our research laboratory is commited to helping affected individuals reconnect. We use findings from our more basic neurocognitive, physiological and behavioral research to develop novel intervention strategies. Our treatment development efforts capitalize on the latest advances in behavior learning theory and developmental neuroscience. More information, including our treatment resources and presentations are at dukeeatingdisordersresearch.com
R E S E A R C H S T U D I E S
Join our Eating Disorder Research Database
Want to be kept up to date on the latest eating disorder research studies? Are you interested in participating in a research study? New studies are always starting up that involve all aspects of eating disorders...from understanding the nature of body image to participating in a treatment study. Click HERE to be added to our research mailing list!
Join our Database for Parents of Children with ARFID (or Selective Eating)
We are always trying to learn more about the nature of Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) so we can develop better treatments. Join this database to tell us about your experiences with your child, to stay updated on our latest research findings, and to hear about new studies. Click HERE to join.
Join our Adult Selective Eater (or ARFID) Database
The Duke Center for Eating Disorders is the home of the largest database of adults with ARFID (often referred to as Selective Eating, Sensory Food Aversion, or Picky Eating).
Join our database to stay updated on the latest research, learn about studies you may be interested in participating, or just share your observations so we can study them! Click HERE to join our research database.
Treatment Study for Young Children with Abdominal Pain
Young children with pain often develop an over-generalized fear to all bodily sensations. We want to intervene early, teaching these children to be curious investigators of their body clues and help them to figure out the messages of their body. That’s right, we train these 5-8 year olds with abdominal pain to be FBI Agents – little Feeling and Body Investigators!
If you think your child may be eligible, email the FBI Study project coordinator at Kristen.firstname.lastname@example.org or
Personality & Image Analysis Study
Does who you are affect what you see?
This study will examine the link between our personality and how we view the world.
You may qualify if you are:
Between the ages of 18 and 30 years old
Think you may have a diagnosis of anorexia nervosa or a related eating disorder (e.g., the thoughts or feelings of someone with anorexia but your weight is in the normal range)
If you are interested, please contact our project coordinator, Hannah Hopkins at email@example.com or
call (919) 687-4686, ext. 224
Email Dr. Nancy Zucker, project Principal Investigator, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Using Exercise as a Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa