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Halmi, Katherine

Biographical Sketch:

Throughout her career, Dr. Halmi has received federal grants and foundation support for treatment, genetic, neuroendocrine and outcome research in the field of eating disorders. She has also completed over 200 publications and edited two books.

Dr. Katherine A. Halmi, completed Pediatric, Psychiatry,and Child Psychiatry residencies at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa. After 7 years on the University of Iowa's medical college faculty, she came to the Westchester Division of the NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and established an Eating Disorders Program which includes an inpatient unit, outpatient program and partial hospitalization program. Dr. Halmi is a tenured Professor of Psychiatry at the Weill Cornell Medical College. Her private practice is restricted to consultations and treatment of Eating Disorder patients. Dr. Halmi is currently conducting federally funded research on the genetics of eating disorders and conducting a treatment study comparing the efficacy of two types of family therapy for the treatment of adolescent anorexia nervosa. Dr. Halmi has over 200 publications and has edited 3 books on eating disorders.

Halmi, Katherine
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Dates: 1-Dec
Interviewer: T.Ban



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