Cynthia Bulik, PhD



Department of Nutrition

Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders
Department of Psychiatry

Cynthia Bulik’s Biosketch 
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Curriculum Vitae 
REACH NC (Collexis) Research Profile


10505 Neurosciences Hosp 
Campus Box 7160 
Chapel Hill 27599 
T: 919-843-1689 
F: 919-843-8802


1982  University of Notre Dame  BA, Psychology

1985  University of California at Berkeley  MA, Psychology

1988  University of California at Berkeley  PhD, Psychology

 Research Activities

Dr. Bulik, a clinical psychologist, is the Jordan Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders in the Department of Psychiatry, Professor of Nutrition, and Director of the UNC Eating Disorders Program. BA, University of Notre Dame; MA, PhD University of California at Berkeley. Her research includes treatment, laboratory, epidemiological, twin and genetic studies of eating disorders and weight regulation. She has written over 300 scientific papers and chapters on eating disorders and is author of Eating Disorders: Detection and Treatment, Runaway Eating, and Crave: Why You Binge Eat and How To Stop. She is a recipient of the Eating Disorders Coalition Research Award, the Academy for Eating Disorders Leadership Award for Research, the Price Family National Eating Disorders Association Research Award,  and the Women’s Leadership Council Faculty-to-Faculty Mentorship Award. She is past president of the Academy for Eating Disorders, past vice-president of the Eating Disorders Coalition, and past Associate Editor of the International Journal of Eating Disorders. She holds the first endowed professorship in eating disorders in the United States. Her academic life is balanced by being happily married with three children and an ice dancer.