Jennifer Shapiro, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist in San Diego, CA. Her practice is exclusively devoted to eating disorders and obesity. She is a certified eating disorders specialist (CEDS) and has been working with eating disorders since 1999.
Dr. Shapiro completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York (2004). She completed her clinical internship at Duke University Medical Center (2004) where she worked in various disordered eating clinics including: The Duke Eating Disorders Program, Structure House, Inc., and the Weight Loss Surgery Program. She then completed a 2 year postdoctoral fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC, Department of Psychiatry, Eating Disorders Program. At UNC, Dr. Shapiro trained under renowned Dr. Cynthia Bulik, expert in Eating Disorders and Obesity.
Prior to starting her practice in San Diego, Dr. Shapiro was an Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Department of Psychiatry, Eating Disorders Program, where she held a caseload of patients, who struggled with various disordered eating issues, across all levels of care including inpatient, partial hospitalization (day patient), and outpatient programs. She has developed scientifically based group programs for Weight Management, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder and trained graduate students and medical residents in the treatment of eating disorders and obesity as well as psychological evaluations for bariatric surgery. At UNC, Dr. Shapiro received grant funding for her research in Eating Disorders and Obesity.
Most recently, Dr. Shapiro was the Scientific Director at Santech, Inc in San Diego, CA, in which she directed research studies on the use of mobile and wireless technologies (e.g., text messaging, building Internet treatments) to enhance treatment for obesity. Dr. Shapiro has published numerous scientific papers on disordered eating and annually presents at international conferences related to Eating Disorders and Obesity. She has been on the board of the San Diego chapter iaedp for several years.
Session: Saturday 1:30pm – 2:20pm, Royal A