Evidence-Based Comprehensive Psychological, Nutritional and Medical Care

Affiliated Research at McCallum Place

As part of our commitment to produce meaningful research that seeks to advance the area of eating disorder prevention and treatment, we have teamed up with external researchers on various projects and studies.

Some areas of study have included: the effectiveness of residential treatment in patients with eating disorders; the role of genetics in Anorexia Nervosa; the role of Leptin in weight restoration; the effectiveness of animal-assisted therapy in eating disorders; the role of mealtime cognition using ecological momentary assessment technology; and the effectiveness of imaginal exposure therapy in eating anxiety.

Affiliate research partners have included Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis University, the University of Missouri, the University of Louisville, the University of North Carolina, Byrn Mawr College, and the Residential Eating Disorders Consortium.

If you are interested in partnering with McCallum Place to conduct research studies, please contact Karley James, at KJames@McCallumPlace.com. Please note that all studies must have Institutional Review Board (IRB) approval, must be deemed appropriate by McCallum Place leadership, and must be explicitly specified as optional for all patients.

Marks of Quality Care
  • Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA)
  • Eating Disorder Coalition of Iowa
  • International Association Of Eating Disorders Professionals (IAEDP)
  • National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD)
  • National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
  • RenewED, Eating Disorders Support
  • Washington University in St. Louis

As painful as it is to be here and do what they’re asking, I don’t think I’d be able to do it without the McCallum Place support. You don’t have to know how to fix it, just be willing to listen and try their suggestions.

– A Former Resident