RiverMend Health’s Scientific Advisory Board for Eating Disorders and Obesity brings together many of the United States’ leading subject matter experts in the fields of eating disorders and obesity. Representing a diversity of clinical expertise and backgrounds, including academic, government, non-profit, for profit, and corporate, RiverMend Health’s Scientific Advisory Board is working together to improve and expand the treatment, research and education of eating disorders and obesity.
Louis Aronne, M.D., FACP

Louis Aronne, M.D., FACP

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Weill-Cornell Medical College
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Nicole Avena, Ph.D.

Nicole Avena, Ph.D.

Research Faculty
Obesity Research Center/Columbia U.
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David Baron, D.O., M.Ed.

David Baron, D.O., M.Ed.

Chief Medical Officer - Health and Wellness
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Timothy Brewerton, M.D.

Timothy Brewerton, M.D.

Executive Medical Director
Hearth Center for Healing
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Dena Cabrera, Psy.D.

Dena Cabrera, Psy.D.

Rosewood Centers for Eating Disorders
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Molly Carmel, LCSW

Molly Carmel, LCSW

Founder and Director of The Beacon Programs
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Amelia Davis, MD

Amelia Davis, MD

Medical Director, Rosewood Arizona-California
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Ashley Gearhardt, Ph.D.

Ashley Gearhardt, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology
University of Michigan
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Mark George, M.D.

Mark George, M.D.

Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology and Neuroscience
Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston
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Dr. Mark Gold

Dr. Mark Gold

Chairman - Scientific Advisory Boards
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David B. Herzog, M.D.

David B. Herzog, M.D.

Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Special Assistant to the President, Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology
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Sherri Hunt, Ph.D.

Sherri Hunt, Ph.D.

Senior Principle Researcher
Amway Corporation
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Richard Johnson, M.D.

Richard Johnson, M.D.

Tomas Berl Professor of Medicine
Chief Renal Division and Hypertension
University of Colorado
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Samuel Klein, M.D.

Samuel Klein, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Northwestern University Medical School
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Robert Lustig, M.D.

Robert Lustig, M.D.

Professor of Pediatrics, in the Division of Endocrinology
Member at the Institute for Health Policy Studies at UCSF
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A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D.

A. Thomas McLellan, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology
University of Pennsylvania
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J. Patrick O’Leary, M.D.

J. Patrick O’Leary, M.D.

Executive Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs
Assistant Vice President for Strategic Planning
Florida International University
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Daniele Piomelli, Ph.D.

Daniele Piomelli, Ph.D.

Professor, Anatomy & Neurobiology
Louise Turner Arnold Chair in Neurosciences, UC Irvine
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Andres Pumariega, M.D.

Andres Pumariega, M.D.

Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Cooper Medical School of Rowan University
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David Rubinow, M.D.

David Rubinow, M.D.

Chairman and Professor, Department of Psychiatry
UNC Chapel Hill
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Richard Shriner, M.D.

Richard Shriner, M.D.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Florida
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Rajita Sinha, Ph.D.

Rajita Sinha, Ph.D.

Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry, Neurobiology and Child Study
Yale University
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Sean Slovenski

Sean Slovenski

CEO, Intel-GE Care Innovations
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Eric Stice, Ph.D.

Eric Stice, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist
Oregon Research Institute
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Panayotis Thanos, Ph.D.

Panayotis Thanos, Ph.D.

Research Professor
Stony Brooke University
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Gene-Jack Wang, M.D.

Gene-Jack Wang, M.D.

Chairman, Brookhaven National Laboratory Medical Department
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Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D.

Daniel R. Weinberger, M.D.

Professor, Departments of Psychiatry, Neurology, Neuroscience and The Institute of Genetic Medicine
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
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Douglas Ziedonis, M.D.

Douglas Ziedonis, M.D.

M.P.H, Professor and Chair,
University of Massachusetts Medical School
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