Stanford Adult Eating and Weight Disorders Program

The Stanford Adult Eating and Weight Disorders Program is a specialty program providing evidence-based treatment to patients with disordered eating behaviors that impact their health and quality of life.  

The Program, housed within Stanford’s Psychosocial Treatment Clinic at 401 Quarry Road, serves adult patients ages 18-75 with primary concerns of disordered eating, body image, weight management, or post-bariatric surgery weight regain, and conditions including:

  • anorexia nervosa
  • bulimia nervosa
  • binge-eating disorder
  • other specified feeding and eating disorders (OSFED)


We are a clinical, training, and research program with attending psychologists, attending psychiatrists, post-doctoral fellows, and resident physicians.

For appointments and referrals, please call our intake line at 650-498-9111

(If high school age or younger, please call LPCH intake at 650-723-5511)

Faculty

Co-Director of the Eating Disorders Clinic for Adults

Bio

Dr. Debra L. Safer specializes in the treatment of eating and weight disorders. She obtained her MD from the University of California, San Francisco and completed her residency, as well as a post-doctoral fellowship in eating disorder intervention research, within the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University. She has practiced psychiatry for more than 15 years. Dr. Safer is the Co-Director of the Stanford Adult Eating and Weight Disorders Clinic. Her research and clinical work in eating disorders and obesity focus on improving patient outcomes by developing and conducting clinical intervention trials to establish evidence-based treatments. She has co-authored multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has presented her work both nationally and internationally. In addition to her research on clinical interventions and medication trials for patients with eating disorders, other research interests include designing interventions for post-bariatric surgery patients and evaluating the outcomes of evidence-based treatments for eating disorders in “real world” settings.
Co-Director of the Eating Disorders Clinic for Adults

Bio

Dr. Luce is a Psychologist and Clinical Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine. She received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Kent State University. She completed a pre-doctoral internship at the Seattle Veterans Hospital and a post-doctoral research fellowship at Stanford University in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Luce has specialized clinical and research experience with eating-related disorders and is the Co-Director of the Stanford Adult Eating and Weight Disorders Clinic. In addition, Dr. Luce treats anxiety and mood disorders and has specialized clinical training in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Bio

Dr. Adler is passionate about the intersection between behavioral health and technology to increase access to care. She is currently an attending Psychologist in the Eating Disorder and Weight Control Clinic and specializes in both research and clinical care for patients with disordered eating behaviors. Dr. Adler is the Author of The DBT Solution for Binge and Emotional Eating, which was originally written and tested for her doctoral dissertation. Dr. Adler currently teaches and supervises students and post-doctoral fellows in evidence based treatments.
Clinical Instructor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Bio

Dr. Osipov is a Clinical Instructor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University Medical Center. She completed her Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Osipov specializes in evaluation of children, adolescents and adults with eating disorders, obesity, and emotion dysregulation. Her current research interests focus on processes maintaining disordered eating behaviors and assessment and intervention with bariatric surgery candidates.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Bio

Dr. Cristin Runfola specializes in the treatment and research of eating disorders. She has been involved in the field for more than 10 years. Her research focuses on the epidemiology of dysregulated eating and weight concerns in undeserved populations and her primary interest is in developing and testing the efficacy of clinical interventions designed to improve outcome for eating disorders. With grant funding, she co-developed couple based interventions for eating disorders (UNITE) and founded a peer to peer eating disorder educational initiative (EMBODY). Dr. Runfola sees individuals with eating disorders in the outpatient setting and serves as a study therapist for various clinical trials. She has co-authored multiple peer-reviewed articles and book chapters and has presented her work both nationally and internationally. Dr. Runfola also teaches graduate courses in the Stanford University and Palo Alto University PsyD Consortium. She is engaged in advocacy and holds leadership positions within the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED).

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