Roberta Trattner Sherman, PhD, FAED, CEDS
Consulting Psychologist and Co-Founder of The Victory Program
Dr. Roberta Sherman is a psychologist who specialized in the treatment of eating disorders in Bloomington, Indiana, for 30 years and also provided clinical and consulting services to the Athletic Department at Indiana University-Bloomington for 26 years. She has served as a consultant to the NCAA on eating disorders and other mental health issues of collegiate athletes and has coauthored two NCAA Coaches Handbooks: Managing the Female Athlete Triad and Managing Student-Athletes’ Mental Health Issues. Additionally, Dr. Sherman has served as a member of the Education Committee on the Female Athlete Triad for the Medical Commission of the International Olympic Committee. In that role, she coauthored the Disordered Eating section of the Position Stand on the Female Athlete Triad and assisted in the development of the Healthy Body Image Project for the 2010 Youth Olympic Games. Most recently, Dr. Sherman co-authored the IOC Consensus Paper, Beyond the Female AthleteTriad – Relative Energy Deficiency in Sport.
Dr. Sherman has presented lectures and workshops at more than 70 regional, national, and international meetings, including invited presentations in Australia, Austria, Canada, Israel, Italy, Monaco, Portugal, Scotland, Sweden, and Switzerland. Her numerous publications include the books Bulimia: A Guide for Family and Friends, Helping Athletes with Eating Disorders, and Eating Disorders in Sport. She is an editorial board member of Eating Disorders: The Journal of Treatment and Prevention. Dr. Sherman is a Fellow in the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), where she co-founded AED’s Special Interest Group on Athletes. She was a co-recipient with colleague Ron A. Thompson of AED’s 2008 Leadership Award for Clinical, Administrative, or Educational Service.