Liana Abascal, MA, was originally trained as a computer scientist but is now a research coordinator in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She applies her analytical background in coordinating longitudinal research to the prevention of eating disorders.
Diann M. Ackard, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in private practice in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her research interests include the association between disordered eating, body image, and physical and sexual abuse among adolescents and adults, indicators of positive treatment outcome from eating disorders, and body image development among youth.
Andrea Allen, PhD, a clinical and social psychologist, is Assistant Professor in the Compulsive, Impulsive and Anxiety Disorders Program, Department of Psychiatry, Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City. Her research interests are focused on understanding the etiology, neurobiology, and treatment of obsessive–compulsive spectrum disorders, especially body dysmorphic disorder.
Madeline Altabe, PhD, is Assistant Professor at the Florida School of Professional Psychology at Argosy University–Tampa, and in private clinical practice in Tampa, Florida. Her clinical and research interests include cognitive factors and multicultural issues in body image and eating disorders.
Arnold E. Andersen, MD, is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa College of Medicine. His research interests include diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders, medical complications of eating disorders, males with eating disorders, eating behavior in eating disorders, developmental aspects of eating disorders, and developing statewide programs for diagnosis and treatment of eating disorders by primary care physicians.
Jay M. Behel, PhD, is a clinical psychologist with Rehabilitation Associates of the Midwest. His clinical interests include chronic pain, cardiac psychology and posttraumatic stress disorder. Previous research has included investigations of posttraumatic adjustment in survivors of rape and perceived vulnerability in individuals with amputations.
Marion A. Bilich, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Long Island, New York. Her professional interests and publications include work on weight loss and compulsive eating.