Research and Training

In addition to helping patients and their families, the Center of Excellence in Eating and Weight Disorders at Mount Sinai conducts research. Our goal with all scientific studies is to improve the care we provide to our patients and their families.


The Center of Excellence in Eating and Weight Disorders is integrated with the Hildebrandt Lab in the Department of Psychiatry at the Icahn School of Medicine. This allows us to offer care based on the latest scientific evidence. Participation in our research programs is open to our patients (based on the eligibility criteria for the study).

The Hildebrandt Lab researches the neurobiology and treatment of eating, weight, and body image disturbance. Our goal is to help patients of all ages. We use a mixture of neuroimaging, psychophysiology, neurocognitive, and endocrine assays as well as integrated technology solutions to help create new treatments. Results from work in our lab continue to help us to develop, implement, and disseminate empirically supported treatments to our patients and their families.

Our internationally recognized research program studies all types of eating disorder pathology and weight among a diverse group of individuals from the New York metro area. These research studies are vital to the operation of our program. They provide treatment to individuals who otherwise may not be able to afford treatment. Additionally, results from these studies help us to continue to employ the most effective courses of therapy for our patients.


Our researchers are committed to building the body of evidence available to support the best practice treatment of eating and weight disorders. Our scientists publish in leading academic journals.

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The Center of Excellence in Eating and Weight Disorders offers a number of training and volunteer opportunities throughout the year, subject to need.

If you are interested in working with us, please contact us at 212-543-8724 or