Eating Disorder Epidemiology Journal Club

The Eating Disorder Epidemiology Journal Club focuses on emerging public health-oriented research on eating disorders and related weight and body image concerns. Once per month, we meet to discuss and critique articles that document prevalence, assess multilevel risk and protective factors, and evaluate interventions. In particular, we seek to highlight research centered on experiences of marginalized communities and understudied populations in eating disorder research. While our focus is primarily on epidemiology and public health, we occasionally review articles from other disciplines that have relevance for eating disorder prevention and treatment.

Logistics overview

  • For Spring 2022, we are meeting via Zoom on the last Friday of each month from 11:00 am - 12:00 pm Central US time. (Note: We update this time/date at the beginning of each academic semester to account for varying availability.)

  • For each meeting, one person (rotating) is responsible for selecting a relevant journal article and providing a brief (5-10 minutes) overview of the study's background, methods, results, and conclusions.

  • The article will be sent out to all attendees approximately 1 week prior to each meeting.

New members

  • We are always welcoming new members! If interested in joining, please fill out this form with your contact information so you can be sent the Zoom links.

  • Note: Some (but not all) articles we review use intermediate-to-advanced statistical methods, so our discussions may in part focus on research methodology and statistics. It would be helpful to have completed advanced undergraduate or graduate-level courses in this area; however, all skill and expertise levels are welcome!


  • If you have additional questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out to Hunter McGuire: hunter [dot] mcguire [at] wustl [dot] edu