Champions

Share this:

Amy Elizabeth Cunningham, MPH, MBA

amyAmy Elizabeth Cunningham, MPH, MBA is a public health professional who has lived in Africa for the last 16 years leading many health, HIV and development programs.  She is also an eating disorder survivor and the mother of two children who are also survivors.  One of her children was lucky to receive evidence based, family based treatment when she developed anorexia at age 11 in 2014, and through the interaction with other parents and survivors online Amy jumped into the world of activism.  She CoFounded International Eating Disorders Action in 2014 to address misinformation globally and then led the first ever World Eating Disorders Day June 2, 2016.  Over 250 groups from 40 countries are now a part of this groundbreaking initiative. Amy sits on the Academy for Eating Disorders Advisory Board and the Patient Carer Committee.  She is committed to fighting for all nations to establish rational policies and public health systems for early intervention and cost-effective, evidence-based treatment.  

Tara Deliberto, Ph.D.

taraTara Deliberto Ph.D. is an assistant professor at the medical school of Cornell University, Weill Cornell Medicine, directs the eating disorders partial hospitalization program at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, and works with private clients in both Westchester & on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.   Prior to her current positions, Dr. Deliberto trained at other highly regarded eating disorder programs in NYC including Mount Sinai’s Eating and Weight Disorders Program and NorthWell Health’s Eating Disorders Treatment Center. Dr. Deliberto has presented her research internationally on life threatening mental health conditions, including eating disorders, self-injurious behavior, & suicide.  Currently, her work has been cited in over 600 scientific publications and also has been featured in the Harvard Gazette, Science Daily, & TIME.  Further, Dr. Deliberto has co-authored a comprehensive behavioral treatment for people with eating disorders called BITE and has presented internationally on BITE interventions.  Dr. Deliberto also serves as co-chairperson of the Academy for Eating Disorder’s Technology & Innovations special interest group and is a member of their award-winning Social Media Committee, is the chairperson for NYC CBT Association’s technology committee, and is proud to be a Champion for Project HEAL. For more information on Dr. Deliberto’s work, you can visit the BITE website at www.BITE-ed.com.