Christopher G. Fairburn, DM, FRCPsych, FMedSci, is Wellcome Principal Research Fellow and Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Oxford. He specializes in research on the nature and treatment of eating disorders and obesity. His studies have addressed many aspects of eating disorders, including their diagnostic status, epidemiology, etiology, assessment, course, and treatment. Professor Fairburn has a particular interest in the development and evaluation of psychological treatments for eating disorders and obesity. He has held research grants in Great Britain and the United States, and he has published extensively in the area. Professor Fairburn has twice been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. He is also a Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences.
Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, is Professor of Psychology at Yale University, where he also serves as Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and as Director of the Yale Center for Eating and Weight Disorders. He served from 1995 until 1999 as Director of Clinical Training, and is currently Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Psychology. In 1994, he became Master of Silliman College at Yale, where he served until 2000. Dr. Brownell has served as president of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, the Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, and the Division of Health Psychology of the American Psychological Association, and has received the James McKeen Cattell Award from the New York Academy of Sciences, the award for Outstanding Contribution to Health Psychology from the American Psychological Association, and the Distinguished Alumni Award from Purdue University.