Clinical Focus

  • Child Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry (2004)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2006)
  • Medical Education: Yale University Office of the Registrar (1999) CT
  • Fellowship: New York Presbyterian Hospital (2005) NY
  • Residency: Montefiore Medical Center - Albert Einstein College of Medicine (2003) NY
  • Internship: Massachusetts General Hospital (2000) MA
  • Fellowship, Weill-Cornell Medical Center, Child psychiatry (2005)
  • Residency, Montefiore Medical Center, Psychiatry (2003)
  • MD, Yale University (1999)

All Publications

  • Applying family-based treatment (FBT) to three clinical presentations of avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder: Similarities and differences from FBT for anorexia nervosa. The International journal of eating disorders Lock, J., Robinson, A., Sadeh-Sharvit, S., Rosania, K., Osipov, L., Kirz, N., Derenne, J., Utzinger, L. 2018


    OBJECTIVE: This article uses three brief case reports to illustrate how family-based treatment (FBT) can be used to treat pre-adolescents with avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).METHOD: We present case material illustrating how FBT can be used in three different clinical presentations of ARFID: (1) low appetite and lack of interest; (2) sensory sensitive eaters; and (3) fear of aversive consequences eaters-all without shape or weight concerns.RESULTS: This case material illustrates that the main principles of FBT-agnosticism as to the cause of the illness, externalization, emphasizing the seriousness of ARFID, parental empowerment, behavioral consultation, and practical behavioral focus-are applicable for a range of ARFID clinical presentations. Common challenges in this patient group include (1) promoting urgency; (2) challenging long term behavioral accommodation; (3) lack of parental alignment, parental fatigue, (4) and co-morbid psychiatric problems in the patients. Strategies to address these problems are described.CONCLUSION: FBT can be adapted for children with ARFID using the main principles of the approach.

    View details for PubMedID 30578635

  • Eating Disorder Symptoms Among College Students: Prevalence, Persistence, Correlates, and Treatment-Seeking JOURNAL OF AMERICAN COLLEGE HEALTH Eisenberg, D., Nicklett, E. J., Roeder, K., Kirz, N. E. 2011; 59 (8): 700-707


    To examine the prevalence, correlates, persistence, and treatment-seeking related to symptoms of eating disorders (EDs) in a random sample of college students.A random sample of students at a large university were recruited for an Internet survey in Fall 2005 and a follow-up survey in Fall 2007.ED symptoms were measured using the SCOFF screen and adjusted for nonresponse using administrative data and a nonresponse survey.2,822 (56%) students completed the baseline survey. Among undergraduates the prevalence of positive screens was 13.5% for women and 3.6% for men. Among students with positive screens, 20% had received past-year mental health treatment. In the follow-up sample (N = 753), ED symptoms at baseline significantly predicted symptoms 2 years later.Symptoms of EDs were prevalent and persistent among college students in this study. These findings suggest that brief screens can identify a large number of students with untreated EDs.

    View details for DOI 10.1080/07448481.2010.546461

    View details for Web of Science ID 000299478200003

    View details for PubMedID 21950250