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21st Annual Columbia River Eating Disorder Network Conference Presenters

2018 CREDN Conference Presenters


Jennifer L. Gaudiani, MD, CEDS, FAED, is the Founder and Medical Director of the Gaudiani Clinic. Board Certified in Internal Medicine, she completed her undergraduate degree at Harvard, medical school at Boston University School of Medicine, and her internal medicine residency and chief residency at Yale. From 2008 to 2016, she was one of the leaders of the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders at Denver Health, the nation’s top medical stabilization center for adults with eating disorders who are too medically compromised to receive care in a mental health setting. She left as its Medical Director to found the Gaudiani Clinic, which provides superb outpatient medical care to patients of all genders with eating disorders and disordered eating and to those in recovery. The Gaudiani Clinic embraces treating people of all shapes and sizes. Through a collaborative, communicative, multi-disciplinary approach, the Clinic cares for the whole person, in the context of their values. Dr. Gaudiani has lectured nationally and internationally, is widely published in the scientific literature as well as on blogs, and is a former board member of IAEDP (International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals). Dr. Gaudiani is one of very few outpatient internists in the US who carries the Certified Eating Disorder Specialist designation and is also a Fellow in the Academy for Eating Disorders. 


Michael P. Levine, PhD, is Emeritus Professor of Psychology at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio, where he taught for 33 years (1979-2012). In the field of eating disorders his commitment to research, writing, and advocacy focuses on the intersection between sociocultural risk factors, prevention, community psychology, and developmental psychology. With respect to prevention, he has authored two books and three curriculum guides, and he has co-edited three books. In 2015, as co-editor with his long-time collaborator and colleague Dr. Linda Smolak, he published a two-volume Handbook of Eating Disorders (Wiley & Sons Publishing). In addition, he has authored or co-authored approximately 110 articles and book chapters, and presented his work throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, England, Spain, Austria, and Australia. Dr. Levine is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), which has awarded him their Meehan-Hartley Award for Leadership in Public Awareness and Advocacy (2006), and their Research-Practice Partnership Award (2008). Dr. Levine is also a member of the Founders Council of the National Eating Disorders Association, which awarded him the Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness (2004) and the Nielsen Award for Lifetime Achievement (2013).