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Clinical/Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Eating Disorders

The Johns Hopkins Eating Disorders Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine is a two-year Clinical-Research Postdoctoral Fellowship in Eating Disorders. Research vs. clinical time is 60%/40%. The fellowship provides experience in clinical research on eating disorders including factors affecting outcome of hospital-based behavioral treatment, the design and implementation of relapse prevention interventions for weight-restored anorexia nervosa, and translational studies of eating behavior including meal-based interventions.There is opportunity to collaborate with colleagues studying animal models of eating disorders and the neuroscience and neuroimaging of feeding behavior.

The clinical treatment program includes an outpatient and consultation clinic and a behavioral inpatient-partial hospitalization program for patients with Eating and Feeding Disorders. Treatment is evidence-based, with a focus on weight restoration and normalization of eating behavior. The fellow will work across levels of care, providing individual and family-based therapy in the outpatient clinic and will co-lead group therapy on our inpatient-partial hospitalization service.

Didactic opportunities include the Johns Hopkins Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science’s weekly Grand Rounds and Departmental Research Conferences as well as weekly divisional research and clinical seminars. Support is provided for presentation at an annual eating disorder conference (ICED, EDRS, SSIB). The program is designed to prepare fellows for an academic career in eating disorder research, and includes a strong clinical component. Candidates must have a PhD or MD and past research experience including data management and familiarity with SPSS. Knowledge of advanced statistical methods is preferred. The successful applicant will need to meet credentialing requirements to practice clinically under the supervision of a Ph.D. or M.D. in the State of Maryland with weekly supervision provided.

For more information, please contact: Angela Guarda M.D., Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Director of the Eating Disorders Program, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Aguarda@jhmi.edu.

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