Participants needed for a study on how individuals with eating disorders talk about it: please help!

Hello Laura,

In the theme of "sample size is everything," maybe you can help me out.  Do you ever blog about current research opportunities for individuals with/in recovery from eating disorders? 

I'm a psychology student at the University of Saint Joseph, and am conducting a study which examines how individuals with eating disorders talk about their eating disorders. If I get enough responses to have significant results, this study could give insight that would further knowledge of evidence-based practice in treating eating disorders.  I'm looking for more participants.  Anyone who is at least 18 years old and has ever been in any type of treatment for an eating disorder (currently or in the past) is eligible to participate. The Institutional Review Board at the University of Saint Joseph has approved my research.

The study takes less than 30 minutes to complete, and participants may enter a drawing to win an Amazon gift card after completing the study. The study can be found at the following link:
For more information, participants/potential participants may call Dr. Kristin Henkel Cistulli at 860-231-5437 or email her at  
Would you be willing to post something on Laura's Soapbox about my study?
- Mary Duffy


  1. Hi Laura,

    We love your website here at the Teen Bulimia Study at Columbia University. Way to go for making a difference and shining a light in this field. (thank you)

    We're hoping that you might be interested in helping us with a post on our Teen Bulimia Study, The more insight we have into bulimia, the closer we get to answering questions about recovery and the disease. We currently only need 10 more teens with Bulimia to complete the study for insight on brain mapping and restoration in teen bulimics.

    As background, this is a NIMH-funded study of adolescent girls with Bulimia Nervosa (BN), ages 12 to 17 years. The aim of the study is to further our understanding of the neurobiological factors that may lead to the development and persistence of BN.

    Compensation (up to $900) or treatment for BN in our eating disorders clinic (free of charge) will be provided for participation.
    With only one child psychiatrist in our clinic, we have limited resources to provide treatment to all of our BN participants but are looking to recruit teens who might already be in treatment elsewhere.

    Thank you for taking the time to read this email!


    P.S. here is a summary of the study:

    Columbia Center for Eating Disorders Offers No Cost Treatment To Teens with Bulimia Nervosa!

    Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center are interested in learning about the development of Bulimia Nervosa. We are looking for 10 more girls (12 to 17 years) who binge eat and purge to participate in the study. They can receive inpatient or outpatient treatment at no cost. Monetary compensation (up to $900) is also available. Please call the clinic (212-543-5739) and visit the study website for more details:


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