Exploring New Pathways of Discovery for Eating Disorders

Tuesday, October 11, 2022, 2:00 pm EDT
Meet the Scientist - October 2022

Our internal organs emit a cascade of signals which propagate throughout the body before reaching the brain. These ‘interoceptive’ signals are frequently misinterpreted in individuals with eating disorders, yet we know little about how abnormal interoception contributes to disordered eating. Dr. Khalsa discusses how interoception is critical to understanding how crosstalk between the gut and brain influences eating disorders.

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Presented by 
Sahib S. Khalsa M.D., Ph.D.
Sahib S. Khalsa M.D., Ph.D.

Director of Clinical Operations

Laureate Institute for Brain Research

Associate Professor

University of Tulsa

Oxley College of Health Sciences

2015 Young Investigator Grant

Moderated by 
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

President and CEO

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., serves as the President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the largest private funder of mental health research grants. Dr. Borenstein developed the Emmy-nominated public television program “Healthy Minds,” and serves as host and executive producer of the series. The program, broadcast nationwide, is available online, and focuses on topics in psychiatry in order to educate the public, reduce stigma and offer a message of hope. Dr. Borenstein also serves as Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association.

Dr. Borenstein is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and serves as the Chair of the Section of Psychiatry at the Academy. He also has served as the President of the New York State Psychiatric Association. Dr. Borenstein earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard and his medical degree at New York University.