I graduated in Medicine and completed my residence training, Master´s and Doctorate studies at the Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP, Brazil). Being a less developed field in my country, I’ve been committed to research and care of people affected by eating disorders, and founded an Eating Disorders Program at UNIFESP in 1994. I’ve completed my Post-Doctorate studies at the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, and chair the WHO Feeding and Eating Disorders Workgroup for ICD-11.
Global areas of my interest include diagnosis, treatment and neurobiology of eating disorders. I enjoy researching and training mental health professionals in caring for patients with eating disorders