Dr. Eddy is the co-director of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program, a staff psychologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, and an Assistant Professor of Psychology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Eddy received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Boston University and completed her postdoctoral fellowship in eating disorders at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. Her pre-doctoral internship was at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she trained in family-based treatment for adolescent eating disorders. She also trained at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University and at Children's Hospital, Boston and has expertise in cognitive behavioral therapy for eating disorders.
The author of over 50 published research papers and book chapters, Dr. Eddy focuses her research on the diagnostic classification of eating disorders, particularly among children and adolescents. Her longitudinal research describes the long-term outcome of anorexia and bulimia nervosa over 25 years. In addition, she is involved in biological research focused on identifying and treating neuroendocrine complications of anorexia nervosa. Dr. Eddy is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders and she has received support for her research through the NIMH and through private foundations.
Dr. Eddy's clinical specialty areas are the assessment and treatment of children, adolescents, and young adults with eating disorders.