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Minnesota Obesity Center

Disordered Eating Assessment Core

Director: Scott J. Crow, M.D.
  

rulerThe Disordered Eating Assessment Core assists Minnesota Obesity Center investigators in the assessment of disordered eating and other psychopathology, and the development of interventions for such disordered eating. These services are applicable both to the study of obesity and to the study of “classic” forms of disordered eating including clinically diagnosable eating disorders. Services provided through this Core are organized in the following sections:

  1. Clinical Assessment: The Core provides consultation regarding assessment of disordered eating and other behaviors; training and ongoing quality improvement/quality assurance for trained assessors; and the conduct of structured assessments.
  2. Treatment Development: The Core provides consultation to investigators regarding the development of manual-based treatments for obesity and disordered eating, and is actively engaged in such development efforts. In addition, the Core provides certain structured therapeutic interventions (such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) for ongoing projects.
  3. Access to Clinical Populations: The Core provides access to populations of potential subjects with eating disorders diagnoses; subjects with other psychopathology; non-affected comparison groups; obese samples; and archival data sets.
  4. Technology-Based Methods of Data Accumulation: The Core provides access to several emerging technologies for the highly accurate on cost-effective accumulation of research data, such as ecological momentary assessment, and data scanning/online data entry.
  5. Cost Effectiveness Analysis: The Core provides consultation regarding the collection of cost effectiveness data in clinical trials.
     

Services provided by this Core are highly labor-intensive, requiring individuals with advanced training plus expensive, specialized experience in behavioral assessments, treatments or both. It would be impractical, expensive and often impossible for investigators to re-create this capacity in their own group.
 

Eating Disorders Journal Club

This journal club meets on the first Thursday of the month from 8:30 - 9:45 AM in the Department of Psychiatry Paula Clayton Conference Room in the Fairview West Building on Riverside Avenue at the University of Minnesota.

2013 – 2014  Upcoming Schedule of Meetings:
September 5:  Katie Loth, Food-Related Parenting Practices and Adolescent Weight Status and Disorder Eating Behaviors
October 3:  Kathy Kater, Weight/Size-Focused vs. Health/Behavior Focused Health Approaches to Treatment
November 7:  Julie Lesser and Beth Brandenburg, Assessing the Impact of Social Media using the Expanded Interpersonal Inventory in Adolescents with Eating Disorders
December 5:  Deb Mangham, Gina Houman and Brooke Dorma, Addressing Gluten Sensitivity in the Context of Eating Disorders Treatment (Part I of a 2 part series on nutrition and eating patterns in eating and weight disorders)
January 2:  No meeting (winter holidays)
February 6:  Diann Ackard, Viewing and Discussing Dr. Peter Attia’s Ted Talk on Obesity Treatment (Part II of a two part series on nutrition and eating patterns in eating and weight disorders)
March 6:  Yael Latzer, The Dark Side of Eating: Definition, Clinical Characteristics and Treatment of Night Eating Syndrome
April 3:  Deb Broderick, Eating Disorders in College Students
May 1:  Randi Born, DBT for Binge Eating Disorder
June 4:  Emily Pisetsky,  Suicide and Eating Disorders

 

Advancements in Disordered Eating Assessment.

Core Facilities

Administrative Core

Disordered Eating Assessment Core

Epidemiology and Intervention Core

Metabolic Studies Core

Molecular and Cellular Basis of Obesity Core

Advancements Made by Core Facilities:

Disordered Eating Assessment Core

Epidemiology and Intervention Core

Metabolic Studies Core

Molecular and Cellular Basis of Obesity Core