Eating Disorders: researching the right care, at the right time for the right patient

We know that quality care looks different for every patient, which is why the research being led by Dr. Josie Geller is imperative.


Dr. Geller, director of research with St. Paul’s Hospital Eating Disorders Program,  is exploring a realm of care scenarios within the Program, including:

  • the impact of collaborative (free of assumptions, open dialogue) and directive (hierarchical, top-down) care on patients’ recovery;
  • the type of care to be found most effective with adolescents with eating disorders;
  • the development of two new tools to assess care providers beliefs and behaviours.

In addition, with colleagues from across the country, Dr. Geller has developed a first-of-its-kind algorithm, the Short Treatment Allocation Tool for Eating Disorders (STATED), which incorporates medical stability, symptom severity, and patient engagement information to ensure that patients and clinicians collaboratively determine the right treatment, for the right patient, at the right time.

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