Eating Disorders Related Content

Staff Profile: James I. Hudson, MD, ScD, SM

James I. Hudson, MD, ScD, SM, received his MD from Tufts University Medical School of Medicine and his ScD and SM degrees from Harvard School of Public Health. Joining McLean Hospital in 1980, he is currently a professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and director of the Biological...

Staff Profile: Kimberly H. Pearson, MD

Kimberly H. Pearson, MD, is a specialist in the area of women’s mental health. She was previously director of the Outpatient Eating Disorders Program at McLean (2000-2003), and a senior clinician in the MGH Center for Women’s Mental Health (1999-2013). In addition to her private practice, she...

Staff Profile: Kristin N. Javaras, DPhil, PhD

Kristin N. Javaras, DPhil, PhD, is a clinical psychologist and statistician whose research and clinical practice focus on eating disorders and other eating-related problems. Her research combines psychology, neuroscience, and epidemiology—and uses innovative methodology and technology—to better...

Staff Profile: Judith Halperin, PsyD

Judith Halperin, PsyD, moved to the Boston area for her post-doctoral fellowship at McLean in 1987 and has stayed on both as an attending psychologist and a staff psychologist in a variety of settings including the Adolescent Family Treatment Unit and the Appleton Outpatient Substance Abuse Clinic...

Staff Profile: David J. Alperovitz, PsyD

David J. Alperovitz, PsyD, earned his doctorate in clinical psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology. He completed pre-doctoral training at Tufts University, a post-doctoral fellowship in psychology for the treatment of trauma and dissociative disorders at McLean Hospital...

Staff Profile: Holly S. Peek, MD, MPH

Holly S. Peek, MD, MPH, received her medical degree from Tulane University School of Medicine. She also received a dual Masters of Public Health degree at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, with a concentration in global community health and behavioral sciences. She...

Staff Profile: Caitlin M. Nevins, PhD

Caitlin M. Nevins, PhD, is the director of psychological services for McLean’s College Mental Health Program. In this role, she is involved in the clinical, research, outreach, and training initiatives of the program, with an emphasis on supporting students as they balance their mental health and...

Staff Profile: Mary Lou Silverman, MSW, LICSW

Mary Lou Silverman, MSW, LICSW, received a bachelor of science from Northeastern University and a master’s degree in Social Work from Simmons College. Ms. Silverman has been a member of the clinical staff at McLean Hospital since 1986 working in a variety of settings including in neuropsychiatry...

Staff Profile: Robert K. Lawton, MSW, LICSW

Robert Lawton, MSW, LICSW, is a senior clinical team manager at the Klarman Eating Disorder Center at McLean Hospital. At Klarman, he does individual, family, and group psychotherapy. He also supervises MSW, and doctoral students in psychology. Mr. Lawton has a private practice specializing in...

Staff Profile: Rebecca Schulman, MSW, LICSW

Rebecca Schulman, LICSW, began her career working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders and their families. She developed an interest in providing individual and group therapy, family support, and advocating for the improvement of and access to social services. After training at the...

Staff Profile: Esther Dechant, MD

Esther Dechant, MD, received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School. She completed the residency program in psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital and a fellowship in child and adolescent psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital. Board certified by the American Board of...

Staff Profile: Erga Lemish, PhD

Erga Lemish, PhD, is a post-doctoral fellow at the Klarman Eating Disorders Center at McLean Hospital. She completed her APA-accredited pre-doctoral internship at the University of Albany Counseling and Psychological Services. She has experience working with children, adolescents, and adults in...

Staff Profile: Roberto Olivardia, PhD

Roberto Olivardia, PhD, conducts diagnostic evaluations at The Pavilion at McLean Hospital. He maintains a private practice in Lexington, Massachusetts, where he specializes in the treatment of attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) and obsessive compulsive...