About us

The purpose of this project is to develop an intervention that will provide individuals with Disordered Eating a means of care. This project will aim to support and improve the psychological and physiological aspects of Disordered Eating to reduce the development and risk of chronic long-term health outcomes.

The Disordered Eating Project LMPRC 2023

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Team members

Xianyi (Lance) Liang

Xianyi (Lance) Liang

Lance is an international student from China. He loves pets (cats, dogs, birds...). He is a warm-hearted introvert, and loves to learn new things.

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Lexiana MacLean

Lexiana MacLean

Passionate about exercise science and the different pillars of health, Lexiana completed her undergraduate degree in Kinesiology from Queen’s University.

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Project Advisory Committee

Sandra Palmaro

Sandra Palmaro

Strategist and advisor

Sandra has spent more than 25 years in leadership positions in the corporate, not for profit, and education sectors. After 14 years with Microsoft Canada, Sandra held leadership roles at SickKids Foundation, Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation and, most recently, at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Emily Tam

Emily Tam

Nutritionist, Dietitian

Emily is a registered Nutritionist/Dietitian who provides nutrition counselling using an approach founded on the principles of collaborating with clients to identify realistic goals and supporting them in implementing their individualized nutrition plans. She is especially passionate about supporting people to achieve recovery from disordered eating and eating disorders.

Anita Federici

Anita Federici

Clinical Psychologist and the Owner of The Centre for Psychology and Emotion Regulation

Dr. Anita Federici is a Clinical Psychologist and the Owner of The Centre for Psychology and Emotion Regulation, a private Clinic specializing in the assessment and treatment of eating disorders, personality disorders, and trauma. Anita has an established reputation for her work as a therapist, clinical trainer, researcher, program director and consultant.

TRP Supervisors

Director Dr. Joseph Ferenbok

Dr. Joseph Ferenbok

TRP Director

Driven to improve patient care, Prof. Ferenbok catapults projects forward with passion, wisdom, and a contagious chuckle. He is an Associate Director of the Health Innovation Hub, a Faculty of Medicine initiative intended to connect, align, serve, and facilitate the translation, innovation, and commercialization of 'Health Matters'.

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Edyta Marcon, Advisor, Capstone Committee, Instructor, Supervisor, TRP Team

Dr. Edyta Marcon

Concept Translator Senior Research Associate, Donnelly Centre, University of Toronto

Edyta loves to encounter new questions, apply new knowledge, and meet new people. As a Senior Research Associate at the U of T Donnelly Centre, she currently studies how RNA modifications regulate gene expression and how they relate to human health and disease. Her interests extend beyond the laboratory into the application of scientific research using human centric design thinking.

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Dr. Allan Kaplan

Dr. Allan Kaplan

Vice Dean Graduate & Life Sciences Education, Temerty Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto

Dr. Kaplan has focused his research on the psychobiology of anorexia nervosa (AN) and bulimia nervosa (BN). This has included research on the medical complications of AN and BN as well as the neuroendocrinology of these disorders, including neurotransmitter abnormalities in both the serotonergic and dopaminergic systems in BN and AN.

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