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 metabolic and neuroendocrine changes in women with anorexia nervosa, the role of weight suppression in bulimia nervosa and the contribution of FTO alleles to differences in eating behavior and fronto-striatal neurocircuitry in normal weight children at risk for obesity.
She is currently receiving research support from the National Institute for Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Disorders and the National Institute of Mental Health.
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
Board Certifications: Psychiatry
• Eating disorders
NYS Psychiatric Institute
Room 2305 Unit/Box:98
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
Dr. Mayer's research interest currently focus on evaluating eating behavior across the eating and weight disordered spectrum.
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. Teslovich T, Freidl EK, Kostro K, Weigel J, Davidow JY, Riddle MC, Helion C, Dreyfuss M, Rosenbaum M, Walsh BT, Casey BJ, Mayer L.: Probing behavioral responses to food: development of a food-specific go/no-go task.. Psychiatry Research 2014;219(1): 166-70
1. Mayer LE, Schebendach J, Bodell LP, Shingleton RM, Walsh BT.: Eating behavior in anorexia nervosa: before and after treatment.. International Journal of Eating Disorders 2012;45(2): 290-293