Joel Yager, MD is currently Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado, Denver. He is also Professor Emeritus at both UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. A past President of the Academy of Eating Disorders, he is Chair and Senior Author of the American Psychiatric Association Practice Guidelines for the Treatment of Eating Disorders (first three editions). And last but not least, Dr. Yager will be familiar to readers as the longtime Editor of Eating Disorders Review. As one of the founders of this publication, he is currently Editor-in Chief Emeritus of Eating Disorders Review.