Co-editors Join the EDR Staff

Anne O’Melia

Anne Marie O’Melia, MS, MD, CEDS-S, joined the medical staff at Eating Recovery Center, Denver, in 2014. She is a triple board-certified physician in Pediatrics and General Psychiatry. She also holds subspecialty board certifications in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and in Psychosomatic Medicine. Prior to attending medical school, she earned her master’s degree in counseling psychology from the University of Kentucky College of Education and then practiced as a psychologist in rural regions of Kentucky. She earned her MD with Distinction from the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and completed her residency training at the University of Utah Triple Board Program. Dr. O’Melia has co-authored multiple articles and book chapters on eating disorders, and served as a co-investigator for various clinical trials related to psychopharmacology in the treatment of eating disorders and mood disorders. Dr. O’Melia has been named one of the “Best Doctors in America” every year since 2007.

John Levitt

John Levitt PhD, CEDS-S, FAED has more than 40 years of experience working with eating disorders, self-injury, trauma, and complex patients. He has been an active participant in the field of eating disorders and trauma as a clinician, program developer, supervisor/trainer, and presenter. He has taught widely, co-authored one book, co-edited three other books, and numerous publications as well. Dr. Levitt has presented nationally and internationally on the topics of eating disorders, trauma, self-injury, complex symptomatology, assessment, and intervention. Dr. Levitt specializes in working with individuals who struggle with trauma-related issues, eating disorders and/or self-harm, and provides a safe, respectful, supportive environment where clients can learn to manage for themselves and enhance the quality of their lives

Leah Graves

Leah Graves, RDN, LDN, CEDS-S, FAED, is currently Vice President of Nutrition and Culinary Services at Accanto Health, the Emily Program, and Veritas Health, Saint Paul, MN. A founding member of the Academy for Eating Disorders, Leah has treated patients with eating disorders for more than 30 years. Previously, she was Manager of Eating Disorders Nutrition Therapy for the Laureate Eating Disorders Program, Tulsa, OK. She graduated with the highest distinction from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in 1985, and then began her work with individuals with eating disorders. She has written several publications pertaining to nutrition and eating disorders, and has special expertise in medical nutrition therapy, nutrition counseling, clinical supervision, and research. Throughout Leah’s career, her motivation for working with individuals with eating disorders has centered around a mission to help clients and their supporters learn to eat in a manner that supports their ability to engage in life – work, love, and play.

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