Evelyn Attia, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center
Director, Eating Disorders Research Program,
New York State Psychiatric Institute
Director, Columbia Center for Eating Disorders,
Columbia University Medical Center
Dr. Evelyn Attia is Director of The Columbia Center for Eating Disorders, part of an integrated program dedicated to the treatment and study of individuals with eating disorders, affiliated with both Weill Cornell Medical College and Columbia University, at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and The New York State Psychiatric Institute. Dr.Attia is a Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center and Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell.
Dr. Attia received an A.B. from Princeton University, and an M.D. from Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. Dr. Attia is currently studying the psychobiology and treatment of anorexia nervosa. She has received a Young Investigator Award from the National Alliance for Research in Schizophrenia and Depression (NARSAD), and a Scholars Grant for Faculty Development in Women's Health from Pfizer and The Society for Women's Health Research (SWHR).
Additionally, she has received a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award from the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) for her study entitled, "Serotonin's Role in the Psychobiology of Anorexia Nervosa." Dr. Attia directs an NIMH-supported research training grant that supports post-doctoral research fellows in the field of eating disorders. Dr. Attia is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders and served on the American Psychiatric Association's DSM-5 Workgroup for Eating Disorders.
Undergraduate: Princeton University, A.B., 1982
Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, M.D., 1986
Internship: Hospital of The University of Pennsylvania, OB/GYN, 1986 - 1987
Residency: Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute, Psychiatry, 1986 - 1990
Board Certifications: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
• Eating Disorders
NYS Psychiatric Institute
Room Room 2214 Unit/Box:Unit 98
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
Dr. Attia is the principal investigator of a multi-site medication study for individuals with anorexia nervosa. She is also principal investigator for a study of physical activity in anorexia nervosa. These studies are funded by The National Institute for Mental Health.
1. Attia E, Walsh BT: Anorexia Nervosa. Am J Psychiatry 2007;164: 1805-1810
2. Attia E, Walsh BT: Behavioral management for anorexia nervosa. NEJM 2009;360(5): 500-506
3. Attia E: Anorexia nervosa: current status and future directions. Annu Rev Med 2010;61: 425-435
4. Attia E, Roberto CA: Should amenorrhea be a diagnostic criterion for anorexia nervosa?. Int J Eat Disord 2009;42(7): 581-589
5. Attia E, Haiman C, Walsh BT, Flater SR: Does fluoxetine augment the inpatient treatment of anorexia nervosa?. Am J Psychiatry 1998;155(4): 548-551