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, and other clinical eating disorders.

In my academic role as 
Assistant Professor of Psychology 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 50 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, and Hilda and Preston Davis 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.

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