Evelyn Attia, MD is Director of the Center for Eating Disorders at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, an integrated clinical research program at both Weill Cornell Medicine and Columbia University Medical Centers. Dr. Attia is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons.
Specialties and Expertise
- Adult Psychiatry
- Eating Disorder
Dr. Attia received her A.B. from Princeton University in 1982 and her M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons in 1986. Formerly the director of the inpatient eating disorders program at The New York State Psychiatric Institute, Dr. Attia has more recently focused on research involving the psychobiology and treatment of anorexia nervosa. Since 1999, she has received uninterrupted funding for her research from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH).
Dr. Attia has received a Young Investigator Award from The National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), a Pfizer/Society for Women’s Health Research Faculty Development Award in Women’s Health, and a Career Development Award from NIMH. Dr. Attia is a member of the eating disorders work-group for DSM-5. She is also a member of The Eating Disorders Research Society and has been elected Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders.
Honors and Awards
Honors and Awards
NARSAD Young Investigator Award
Pfizer/Society for Women's Health Research Career Development Award
NIMH Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award
- American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)
Clinical and Academic Positions
- Professor of Clinical Psychiatry - Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
- Clinical Professor of Psychiatry - Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
- Attending Psychiatrist - NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
Education and Training
- M.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, 1986
- A.B., Princeton University, 1982
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