GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDICINE
Anne E. Becker, MD, PhD, SM is the Maude and Lillian Presley Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School she also serves as a member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard/MIT MD-PhD Program. An anthropologist and psychiatrist, Dr. Becker has been lead investigator on a series of studies demonstrating the relationship between media exposure and eating pathology in the small-scale indigenous population of Fiji. In addition, Dr. Becker's NIMH-funded research has investigated the impact of rapid economic and social transition on eating pathology, suicide, and other youth health risk behaviors in Fiji. She and her co-PI, Pere Eddy Eustache, have just completed a school-based youth mental health pilot intervention in central Haiti with NIMH funding. Dr. Becker is founding and past Director of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, an associate editor of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, past president of the Academy for Eating Disorders, and served as a member of the American Psychiatry Association’s DSM-5 Eating Disorders Work Group as well as vice chairperson of their Council on International Psychiatry. In addition to her portfolio at IJED focused on strategic global initiatives, Dr. Becker is past co-editor in chief of the journal, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry and serves on the editorial boards of Anthropology & Medicine and the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. She received the 2013 Price Family Award for Research Excellence from the National Eating Disorders Association and in 2014 received the Mentorship Award in recognition of “Exceptional Mentorship of Women Faculty” at Massachusetts General Hospital.
Anne E. Becker is the Maude and Lillian Presley professor of global health and social medicine and associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School (HMS). She is also a member of the Leadership Council of the Harvard/MIT MD-PhD Program. Dr. Becker received her PhD in anthropology from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and her MD from Harvard Medical School. She trained in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Becker is the founding and past director of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, past president of the Academy for Eating Disorders, and served as a member of the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-5 Eating Disorders Work Group. She is past co-editor in chief of the journal, Culture, Medicine and Psychiatry, and is presently an associate editor of the International Journal of Eating Disorders. Dr. Becker is the 2013 recipient of the Price Family Award for Research Excellence from the National Eating Disorders Association.
Cancer cell, December 12, 2016
BMC family practice, November 21, 2016
Current opinion in psychiatry, November 1, 2016
International journal of culture and mental health, September 7, 2016
Advances in medical education and practice, August 4, 2016
The International journal of eating disorders, March 28, 2016
Nature, November 19, 2015
Spine, August 1, 2015
Psychiatry research, June 27, 2015
Nature cell biology, May 18, 2015
Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital