Eating disorders affect about 8 million people in the United States at any one time. Although a large majority is young women, anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and other types of eating disorders can affect men and people of any age. Cheri Levinson, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and director of the Eating Anxiety Treatment Laboratory at the University of Louisville, will share some of her research in the treatment of eating disorders at the next Beer with a Scientist event, Wednesday, Jan. 17.
Levinson will discuss the lab’s research on the association between eating disorders and anxiety. In addition, she will describe therapies that incorporate technological innovations.
“The most common treatments for eating disorders only work for about 50 percent of individuals,” Levinson said. “In the Eating Anxiety Treatment Lab, we are working on developing novel treatments personalized to the individual. Many of our treatments use technology to help improve treatment and reach more people.”
Levinson’s talk begins at 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at Against the Grain Brewery, 401 E. Main St. in Louisville. A 30-minute presentation will be followed by an informal Q&A session.
Upcoming Beer with a Scientist dates are March 14 and April 18.