Dr. Guarda is the Stephen and Jean Robinson Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and has been the Director of the Eating Disorders Program at Johns Hopkins Hospital since 1997. She graduated from Johns Hopkins University, obtained her medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and completed a residency in Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins including an externship in eating disorders at the Maudsley Hospital in London. She is an active clinician, educator and researcher. Her clinical research interests include improving treatment outcomes and rates of meal-based weight restoration for anorexia nervosa and ARFID. She has received grant funding from both the NIH and the Klarman Family Foundation and is actively involved in neuroimaging research examining neural mechanisms of appetite dysregulation that may contribute to the driven nature of eating disorders.
Dr Guarda is an inducted member of the Miller Coulson Academy of Clinical Excellence and has been named every year since 2009 in Castle Connolly’s “America’s Top Doctors” for eating disorders.