The Renfrew Center’s Clinical Advisory Board is comprised of key professionals in the eating disorder field who provide guidance and feedback to The Renfrew Center Clinical Excellence Board concerning relevant research findings, empirically-based treatment interventions, program model development, and quality indicators. The establishment of the Advisory Board furthers The Renfrew Center’s long standing commitment to being a Center of Excellence and a cutting edge leader in the field of eating disorder treatment.
From left to right: (TOP) Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS; Michael Lowe, PhD; Heather Thompson-Brenner, PhD; Kelly Klump, PhD; Susan Ice, MD; Amy Banks, MD; Adrienne Ressler, LMSW, CEDS, F.iaedp; (BOTTOM) Judi Goldstein, MSS, LSW; Samuel E. Menaged, JD; Gayle Brooks, PhD, CEDS
Amy Banks, MD
Amy Banks is Director of Advanced Training and Senior Research Scientist at the Jean Baker Miller Training Institute. The author of Four Ways to Click: Brain Science and the Strong Relationship, and co-editor of A Complete Guide to Mental Health for Women, she has a private practice in Lexington, MA.
David H. Barlow, PhD (Emeritus)
David H. Barlow is Professor, Founder and Director Emeritus of The Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University. He has published over 600 articles and chapters and over 75 books and his research has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health for 40 years. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Distinguished Scientific Award for Applications of Psychology from the American Psychological Association and James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award from the Association for Psychological Science honoring individuals for their lifetime of significant intellectual achievements in applied psychological research.
Kelly Klump, PhD
Kelly Klump is a Professor of Psychology at Michigan State University. Her research focuses on genetic and biological risk factors for eating disorders using both human (i.e., twin studies) and animal models. She is particularly interested in developmental changes in genetic and hormonal risk factors and their meaning for the development of eating disorders. Dr. Klump has published over 145 papers and has received a number of federal grants for this work, including several currently funded NIMH projects.
Margo Maine, PhD, FAED, CEDS
Margo Maine, Co-Founder of the Maine & Weinstein Specialty Group, is a founding member of AED and a member of the Founder's Council of NEDA. Dr. Maine is a member of The Renfrew Center Foundation Conference Committee and author or co-author of numerous books, including Treatment of Eating Disorders: Bridging the Research - Practice Gap and Effective Clinical Practice in the Treatment of Eating Disorders: The Heart of the Matter.