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Guarda, Angela S., M.D.

Dr. Angela Guarda

Associate Professor
Director, Eating Disorders Program

Main Office Address

Meyer 101
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
600 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, MD 21287-7101

Phone: 410-955-3863
Fax: 410-502-7907


Administrative Assistant

Tracey Farrow
Phone: 410-955-3863




The Johns Hopkins University



University of Maryland



Francis Scott Key Medical Center


Psychiatry Residency

The Johns Hopkins Hospital

Professional Interests

  • Eating Disorders (anorexia nervosa and bulimia)
  • Predictors of outcome in the treatment of eating disorders
  • PET neuroimaging of mu-opioid receptors in bulimia

Click here for Hopkins Psychiatry Newsletter article about Dr. Guarda's work

Selected Publications

Guarda, A.S. & Redgrave, G.W. Eating Disorders: Detection, Assessment, and Treatment in Primary Care. Advanced Studies in Medicine, 2004, 4(9), 468-475.

Bencherif , B., Guarda, A.S., Colantuoni, C., Ravert , H.T., Dannals, R.F., & Frost, J.J. Regional Mu Opioid Receptor Binding in Insular Cortex is Decreased in Bulimia Nervosa and is Inversely Correlated with Fasting Behavior. Journal of Nuclear Medicine, 2005, 46(8),1349-51.

Marinilli, A., Guarda, A.S., Heinberg, L.J., & DiClemente, C.C. Development of the Eating Disorder Recovery Self-Efficacy Questionnaire. International Journal of Eating Disorders  2006 Jul;39(5):376-84.

Redgrave, G.W., Coughlin J.W., Heinberg, L. J. & Guarda, A.S.  First-degree relative history of alcoholism in eating disorder inpatients: relationship to eating and substance use psychopathology. Eating Behaviors 2007 Jan;8(1):15-22.

Guarda, A.S., Marinilli Pinto A., Couglin J., Hussain S., Haug N.A., & Heinberg L.J. Perceived Coercion and Change in Perceived Need for Admission in Hospitalized Eating Disorder Patients. Am J Psychiatry 2007; Jan;164:108–114.

Guarda AS. Treatment of anorexia nervosa: Insights and obstacles.  Physiology & Behavior, 2008, 94(1), 113-120.

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