Jennifer J. Thomas, Ph.D. 
Clinical Psychologist 
About Dr. Thomas

I am a clinical psychologist (Massachusetts license #9117) specializing in the treatment of eating disorders. I completed my undergraduate degree summa cum laude at Dartmouth College, my Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Yale University, my pre-doctoral clinical internship at McLean Hospital, and my post-doctoral research fellowship jointly at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital's Klarman Eating Disorders Center.

In addition to my private psychotherapy practice, I am the Co-Director of the Eating Disorders Clinical and Research Program at Massachusetts General Hospital, where I evaluate and treat individuals of all ages with anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating disorder, avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, rumination disorder, and other clinical feeding and eating disorders. 

In my academic role as 
Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, my scientific research focuses on enhancing eating disorder diagnostic criteria to better reflect clinical reality. My recent book Almost Anorexic: Is My or My Loved One's Relationship with Food a Problem? and my 75 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters describe the many forms of disordered eating that are not fully captured by current psychiatric definitions. I am grateful to the National Institute of Mental Health, Klarman Family Foundation, Hilda and Preston Davis Foundation, and American Psychological Foundation for funding this work.  I am also an active member of several international organizations dedicated to eating disorder education, prevention, treatment, and research including the Academy for Eating Disorders and Eating Disorders Research Society, as well as an Associate Editor of the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

To learn more about my research, teaching, and clinical practice, please download my CV.
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