Maudsley Parents was created in 2006 by parents who helped their children recover with family-based treatment, to offer hope and help to other families confronting eating disorders. We offer information on eating disorders and family-based treatment, family stories of recovery, supportive parent-to-parent advice, and treatment information for families who opt for family-based Maudsley treatment.
Maudsley Parents Board Members
Harriet Brown Harriet’s most recent book is Brave Girl Eating, a memoir of her family’s struggles with anorexia. She is one of the founding directors of Maudsley Parents and an associate professor of magazine journalism at Syracuse University's Newhouse School. Harriet writes often for the New York Times and other publications.
Rina Ranalli Rina and her husband helped their thirteen-year old daughter beat a diagnosis of AN using the Maudsley approach. Their family’s story, featured in numerous publications, helped bring attention to the success of family based treatment. Rina lives in Chicago where she works as an editor and publishing consultant.
Ann Farine Ann is a graphic artist, watercolor painter, and mother of two. She is one of the founding members of Maudsley Parents and lives with her family in Ohio.
Angela Celio Doyle, PhD, Clinical Advisor
Dr. Doyle is a licensed clinical psychologist at the Eating & Weight Disorders Center of Seattle. She received her PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University of California at San Diego after earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Stanford University. As a a post-doctoral fellow and faculty member at The University of Chicago, she worked closely with Dr. Daniel Le Grange. Her research interests include the prevention and treatment of eating disorders in youth as well as the use of the Internet for health promotion.
Renee Hoste, PhD, Clinical Advisor
Dr. Hoste is Director of Clinical Services and Research and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan. Dr. Hoste received her PhD from Northwestern University and completed her clinical psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago before joining the faculty as part of the Eating Disorders Program. During her ten years at the University of Chicago she worked closely with Dr. Daniel Le Grange and served as a study therapist on several NIMH-funded treatment studies. Dr. Hoste provides empirically supported treatments for adolescents and adults with eating disorders. She is a faculty member of the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders, which provides supervision to therapists interested in becoming certified to conduct family-based therapy.
Debra Katzman, MD, FRCP(C), Clinical Advisor
Dr. Katzman is a Professor of Pediatrics, Head of the Division of Adolescent Medicine, Department of Pediatrics and University of Toronto (UofT), and Senior Associate Scientist at the Research Institute at the Hospital for Sick Children. She founded the Eating Disorders Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. Dr. Katzman is the past president of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) and president-elect for the Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine (SAHM). Her research interests include the unique physiologic and developmental issues in children and teens with eating disorders. One focus has been the medical complications associated with pediatric eating disorders, especially osteoporosis, brain structure and function, and amenorrhea. New research priorities include ways to improve diagnoses for early-onset eating disorders and investigating effective treatments for children and adolescents with eating disorders.
Daniel Le Grange, PhD, Clinical Advisor
Dr. Le Grange is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Eating Disorders Program at the University of Chicago. He was a member of the team who developed the "Maudsley Approach" as a treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa. He has published more than 150 research and clinical articles, books, book chapters, and abstracts.He is the co-author of Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa: A Family-Based Approach,Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder and Treating Bulimia in Adolescents: A Family-Based Approach. Dr. Le Grange lectures extensively in the United States, Canada, Europe, Australia and South Africa. His past and ongoing research has been funded by the National Institutes of Health (U.S.) and the National Health & Medical Research Council (Australia).
James Lock, MD, PhD, Clinical Advisor
Dr. Lock is Professor of Child Psychiatry and Pediatrics in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University School of Medicine, where he also serves as Director of the Eating Disorder Program for Children and Adolescents. Dr Lock has published more than 150 articles, abstracts, and book chapters. He is the co-author of Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa: A Family-Based Approach, Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder and Treating Bulimia in Adolescents: A Family-Based Approach. He lectures widely in the U.S., Canada, South America, Europe and Australia. He has been continuously funded by the National Institutes of Health to conduct treatment research in eating disorders since 1997.
Katharine Loeb, PhD, Clinical Advisor
Dr. Loeb is Associate Professor of Psychology at Fairleigh Dickinson University and Director of Research at the Eating and Weight Disorders Program at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, where she is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry. She earned her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Rutgers University and completed a fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Columbia University. She is funded by the National Institutes of Health to study the early identification and treatment of anorexia nervosa and new adaptations of family-based treatment for eating and weight disorders.