Kelly D. Brownell, PhD, is Dean of the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, where he is also Robert L. Flowers Professor of Public Policy and Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience. Prior to joining the faculty at Duke, Dr. Brownell was the James Rowland Angell Professor of Psychology, Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, and Director of the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity at Yale University. His work focuses on obesity and food policy. Dr. Brownell has been named to the National Academy of Medicine (Institute of Medicine); has received numerous awards, including the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association; and in 2006 was named by Time magazine as one of the World’s 100 Most Influential People.
B. Timothy Walsh, MD, is Ruane Professor of Pediatric Psychopharmacology at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University and Director of the Division of Clinical Therapeutics at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. The clinical research group he founded and has led at Columbia has conducted studies of the etiology and treatment of eating disorders, with a particular focus on underlying pathophysiological mechanisms. Dr. Walsh has served as president of the Academy for Eating Disorders and of the Eating Disorders Research Society, and chaired the Eating Disorders Work Group for DSM-IV and DSM-5. He has received awards from the American Psychiatric Association, the Academy for Eating Disorders, the National Eating Disorders Association, and the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies.