Cynthia M. Bulik, Ph.D., FAED, is the Founding Director of the University of North Carolina Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders and Professor at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm, Sweden. A clinical psychologist, Dr. Bulik has been conducting research and treating individuals with eating disorders since 1982. She received her BA from the University of Notre Dame and her MA and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. She completed internships and post-doctoral fellowships at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, PA and developed treatment services for eating disorders in New Zealand and the United States. Her research includes treatment, laboratory, epidemiological, twin and molecular genetic studies of eating disorders and body weight regulation. She has active research collaborations in over twenty countries around the world. She has published over 490 papers and chapters on eating disorders and is author of seven books including Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How to Stop, The Woman in the Mirror, and Midlife Eating Disorders: Your Journey to Recovery. She is a recipient of numerous awards including the Eating Disorders Coalition Research Award, the Academy for Eating Disorders Leadership Award for Research, the Price Family National Eating Disorders Association Research Award, IAEDP Honorary Certified Eating Disorders Specialist Award, and the Academy for Eating Disorders Meehan/Hartley Award for Advocacy. Dr. Bulik is past president of the Academy for Eating Disorders, past Vice-President of the Eating Disorders Coalition, past Associate Editor of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council of the Binge Eating Disorder Association, and a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the Global Foundation for Eating Disorders. She is passionate about translating science for the public. Her appearances include the Today Show, Good Morning America, CBS This Morning, CNN Morning, Katie, Dr. Oz, Dr. Phil, and Rachael Ray. She has been featured in many publications including the New York Times, the Washington Post, USA Today, Newsweek, Time, and the US News and World Report. Dr. Bulik holds the first endowed professorship in eating disorders in the United States. Her work life is enriched by being happily married, the mother of three children, a gold medalist in ice dancing, and an avid ballroom dancer. Read more at http: //cynthiabulik.com.