Laurel Mayer, M.D.
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Dr. Mayer is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She received a BA at Yale University and her MD degree at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine.
Her research interests include body composition, metabolic rate and neuroendocrine changes in women with anorexia nervosa. She is currently exploring the pattern of body fat distribution during weight normalization in women undergoing treatment for anorexia nervosa.
She has recently received a Mentored Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award from the National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disorders for her study entitled "Energy Homeostasis in Anorexia Nervosa."
Undergraduate: Yale University, B.A., 1989
Medical School: Albert Einstein, M.D., 1993
Internship: PH/Columbia College of Physicians & Surgeons, Medicine, 1993 - 1994
Residency: New York State Psychiatric Institute, Psychiatry, 1994 - 1997
• Eating disorders
1. Mayer L, Walsh BT, Pierson RN Jr, Heymsfield SB, Gallagher D, Wang J, Parides MK, Leibel RL, Warren MP, Killory E, Glasofer D: Body fat redistribution after weight gain in women with anorexia nervosa.. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2005;81(6): 1286-1291
1. Mayer LES, Walsh BT: The use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in the treatment of eating disorders.. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 1998;59 Supplement
1. Mayer L: Body composition and anorexia nervosa: does physiology explain psychology?. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition 2001;73(5): 851-2 (editorial)