I am delighted and honored to be asked by Laura Collins to blog about eating disorders research for FEAST. I am not the parent of someone with an eating disorder- rather, I am the sufferer herself. One who is on her way to recovery with the help of her parents and a modified Maudsley approach.
I am also a science writer by profession. I have written two books on eating disorders: a memoir, Running on Empty, and a self-help book for teens and their parents called Next to Nothing. I have a Master's of Public Health in epidemiology from the University of Michigan, and I recently graduated from Johns Hopkins University with an MA in science writing (master's degrees- collect them all!).
I have written a variety of freelance pieces for such magazines as the Johns Hopkins Public Health Magazine, ScienceNOW, Eating Disorders Today, and the Etsy Storque. I currently work at Chemical and Engineering News as an editorial intern. After that, who knows.
Besides that, I also have a blog on eating disorders called ED Bites. Though I do blog about research there, it's not always my focus, and nor is my audience parents. There will likely be some cross-posting between the two blogs, especially if I think an article is generally useful.
If you have any questions, suggestions for articles, or comments, please email me at carrie [AT] edbites [.] com or post them in the "comments" section.
I'm very excited to work with FEAST and I hope to meet some of you at the NEDA conference in Austin this September.