Harvard Health Books

Jennifer Thomas PhD

Jennifer Thomas, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School.  She is the Co-Director of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, where she has evaluated and treated individuals of all ages with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and other eating disorders, in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

She completed her PhD in clinical psychology at Yale University, her pre-doctoral clinical internship at Harvard Medical School/McLean Hospital, and her post-doctoral research fellowship jointly at McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. She has published 40 peer-reviewed articles and chapters, and serves on the editorial boards of the International Journal of Eating Disorders and the Journal of Abnormal Psychology. She has received research funding from the National Institute of Mental Health, the Klarman Family Foundation, and the Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation. Her scientific research focuses on the development of an eating disorder typology that better reflects clinical reality, which is also the topic of her new Harvard Health Publications book called Almost Anorexic: Is Your (or Your Loved One’s) Relationship with Food a Problem?

  • Mental Health
  • Eating Disorders
  • Body Image
  • Abnormal Psychology

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