Welcoming our Newest Lab Members: Meet Dani Coan

  Hi everyone! My name is Dani Coan.  I’m a third-year student at NC State University majoring in Social Work and minoring in Theater. I am incredibly excited to be working in the Living F.R.E.E. Lab and I can’t wait to work on so many amazing, important projects with the team. When I came to NC State, I became interested in research very quickly. Research felt like a way that I could channel my methodical, detail-oriented thinking and writing skills into something that could help other people. I’ve worked on the topics of disaster relief, resilience on an organizational, community,


Book Review: Treating Black Women with Eating Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide

  By: Anya Huggins Black women with eating disorders are often overlooked. They are assumed to have a lower risk of eating disorders than white women, however that is not true, and disordered eating is a major health concern. Treating Black Women with Eating Disorders provides direct care to black women and clinicians of any race treating disordered eating in black women. The premise of Treating Black Women with Eating Disorders is that eating disorders are assumed to be more of a White women’s issue rather than a Black women’s issue, because black women embrace a more attainable body ideal



OUR NEXT FEW BLOG POSTS WILL INTRODUCE OUR TEAM OF RESEARCH ASSISTANTS.  WE ARE SO EXCITED FOR THEM TO BE A PART OF OUR TEAM. Hello! My name is Shepard and I am a fourth year undergraduate at UNC Chapel Hill majoring in Human Development and Family Studies with a minor in Religious Studies. It’s my first semester working with Dr. Goode and the Living F.R.E.E. Lab and I’m so excited to have this opportunity! Thus far, working with Dr. Goode has helped me to better understand the world of disordered eating and all of the factors that can play


The Global Impact of COVID-19 on Eating Disorders

The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated eating disorders across the globe. This week’s blog post will highlight some of the challenges people who struggle with disordered eating have faced during COVID-19 by examining research from Italy, France, and the U.K. A study completed in Florence, Italy, explored difficulties experienced by those with eating disorders in terms of receiving continuous help and support during the pandemic. Authors evaluated a group of people with eating disorders and compared them to healthy individuals to examine how the lockdown period may have impacted their eating behaviors. Surveys were distributed mid-April (during the lockdown period) and


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