Dr. Sysko is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry in the Center of Excellence for Eating and Weight Disorders in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and a licensed clinical psychologist. She received an undergraduate degree from the College of the Holy Cross and a PhD from Rutgers University, and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons.
Over the last 20 years, Dr. Sysko has been involved with research and treatment of a wide range of eating and weight disorders. She received a K23 Career Development Award from the National Institutes of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases and a Young Investigator Award from the Brain and Behavior Research Fund (formerly NARSAD). More recently, she has served as a Co-Investigator on several NIH grants and as a Global Mental Health Scholar for the World Health Organization’s revision of the classification of Mental and Behavioural Disorders in the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).
She currently serves as the Director of Research, Bariatric Services, and Psychology Training in the Center of Excellence. Funded projects in the Center are examining: neuroimaging and eating behavior in adolescents with low weight eating disorders before and after a treatment intervention, PET imaging of endocannabinoids and estrogen biosynthesis, and digital health technology pre- and post-bariatric surgery and among individuals seeking weight loss.
Highlights of the Center's recent research findings can be found here: https://www.mountsinai.org/about/newsroom/2020/helping-patients-with-binge-eating-disorders-theres-an-app-for-that-pr
Additional published work: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=Sysko%2C%20Robyn%5BAuthor%5D
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- Eating Disorders
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Equity (Stock or stock options valued at greater than 5% ownership of a publicly traded company or equity of any value in a privately held company)
- Noom Inc. (Worksmart Labs)
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