Eating Disorders Program | Research & Innovation

The Eating Disorders Program at Boston Children's Hospital is actively involved in many research projects aimed at providing a better understanding of adolescent eating disorders and developing new treatments.

Current Eating Disorders Program research projects

  • Therapies for prevention of osteoporosis in girls with eating disorders

  • Eating patterns and weight control behaviors that lead to eating disorders and obesity

  • Nutritional patterns and eating disorder risk in school and community settings

  • Assessments of middle school environments that promote healthy nutrition, body image and physical activity

  • New therapies for eating disorders, including a clinical practice guideline

  • National Quality Improvement collaborative study to compare and improve care of adolescents with restrictive eating disorders across the country