Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry – Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis

Ellen Fitzsimmons-Craft, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine and a licensed psychologist and certified Health Service Provider in the state of Missouri. She received her PhD in clinical psychology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and completed her predoctoral internship at The University of Chicago Medicine in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine. Fitzsimmons-Craft’s primary research interests involve the etiology and maintenance of body dissatisfaction and disordered eating, with particular interest in the influence of sociocultural factors on such pathology (e.g., social comparison). She is especially intrigued by the high rates of body dissatisfaction and disordered eating found in certain vulnerable groups (e.g., college women) and factors that may contribute to this. Fitzsimmons-Craft is also interested in eating disorder recovery and the evidence-based prevention and treatment of eating disorders and obesity, including the use of technology for intervention delivery. Her work aims to disseminate evidence-based interventions for eating disorders from research to practice as well as extend treatments in ways that will reach the large number of people in need of care for eating disorders but who are not receiving services.

Sarah Ketchen Lipson, PhD, EdM

Assistant Professor of Health, Law, Policy, and Management – Boston University

Sarah Ketchen Lipson, PhD, EdM is an assistant professor in the Department of Health Law Policy and Management at the Boston University School of Public Health. She is co-Principal Investigator of the Healthy Minds Study and Associate Director of the Healthy Minds Network. Dr. Lipson’s research focuses on understanding and addressing mental health inequalities in adolescent and young adult populations, especially college students. She employs varied methodologies, including large-scale epidemiological surveys and population-level interventions. Her work has been featured in the Boston Globe, New York Times, Huffington Post, and on NPR. Dr. Lipson teaches Research Theory and Design and Applied Studies in Health Services Research, and is faculty director of the Master’s of Science in Health Services and Systems Research at BUSPH. Dr. Lipson completed a dual PhD at University of Michigan in Health Services Organization and Policy at the School of Public Health and Higher Education at the School of Education, where she was awarded best dissertation of the year. She holds a master’s from Harvard University and was a Fulbright scholar. She received her bachelor’s degree from Tufts University where she graduated with honors.