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Michael Strober, PhD

Michael Strober

Dr. Michael Strober is the Resnick Family Endowed Chair of Eating Disorders and Professor of Psychiatry at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine, and Director of the Eating Disorders Program and Senior Consultant to the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program at the Stewart and Lynda Resnick UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital.

Dr. Strober joined the faculty of the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences in 1975, and has served as Director of the Eating Disorders without interruption for the past 40 years. The author of 250 scientific papers, articles, and book chapters, his accomplishments in research, clinical service, and teaching have been recognized by the National Eating Disorders Association (Excellence in Research Award in 2005), and the Academy for Eating Disorders (Excellence in Teaching and Education Award in 2005, and Distinguished Service Award in 2012). His research activities have been funded by the National Institute of Mental Health for over 20 years and are broad in scope: genetic epidemiology; molecular genetics; the foundations of vulnerability in severe psychiatric illness; psychopharmacology; predictors of long-term illness course; visual information, fear, and habit circuitry. Today, the eating disorders program at UCLA is recognized internationally as a center of excellence for the care it provides to children and adults.

Dr. Strober is a founding member and past President of the Eating Disorders Research Society, a Founding Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, and one of only two clinical psychologists selected to be a Founding Fellow of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. He has also served as advisor and consultant to the National Institute of Mental Health on research priorities in eating disorders, and is Editor Emeritus of the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Still active in clinical work, Dr. Strober has treated, supervised the treatment, and consulted with more than 7,000 patients and families over the course of his nearly 40 years as a member of UCLA faculty.