PPL Faculty Fellow Dr. Eunice Chen, Associate Professor of Psychology, presents her research as part of the Public Policy Lab's Colloquium Series.
Dr. Chen will present Lessons We Can Learn about Overeating from Binge Eating Disorder.
Binge eating disorder is the most frequently occurring eating disorder. It is marked by episodes of loss of control and overeating large quantities of high-fat high-sugar foods. This talk presents what we know about this disorder, the work we have done in my lab to understand and treat it, and how it contributes to our knowledge of chronic medical conditions such as weight gain, Type II diabetes, and heart disease.