Today, Kathy welcomes Dr. Tiffany Brown, and their topic is eating disorders in sexual minority males. Data shows that sexual minority males have higher rates of eating disorders and body dissatisfaction than heterosexual males, and Dr. Brown gives us some information on treatment options and why seeking help is so important.
Dr. Tiffany Brown is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Project Scientist at the UCSD Eating Disorders Center. She has extensive clinical experience working with adults, adolescents, and pediatric with eating disorders using Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), and Family Based Therapy (FBT) and enjoys working with patients from diverse backgrounds. In particular, she is an advocate for patients who have typically been underrepresented in the eating disorder field, including LGBTQIA+ and male patients and patients with ARFID. She currently serves as the Vice President of the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders (NAMED) and is a participating scholar at SDSU’s Center for Research on Sexuality and Sexual Health (SASH). Her research interests focus on 1) eating disorder prevention and treatment in male and LGBTQIA+ populations and 2) identifying novel biobehavioral targets for treatment in restrictive eating disorders. Dr. Brown has received research funding from the National Institute of Minority Heath and Health Disparities, the Global Foundation for Eating Disorders, and the Academy for Eating Disorders.