Dr. Cynthia Bulik Discusses Common Eating Disorders

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Each Wednesday, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s podcast features faculty, alumni, and respected experts.

In this week’s episode, Cynthia Bulik, PhD, the director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders, gives listeners a deeper understanding of the most common eating disorders – from anorexia nervosa to binge eating disorder. Bulik is a prolific, award-winning expert on eating disorders and body image.

Cynthia Marie Bulik is a Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry of the School of Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Professor of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health, and Founding Director of the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders.

Bulik is also a professor in the Department of Medical Epidemiology and Biostatistics at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, where she directs the Centre for Eating Disorders Innovation. She also holds an adjunct appointment at the Norwegian Institute of Public Health.

In the United States, it is estimated that nearly 30 million people have suffered from an eating disorder at one point in their lives. However, for most patients, their cry for help occurs behind closed doors. Here’s Bulik’s philosophy on common eating disorders. Enjoy!

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