Research Team

Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood & Anxiety Center are uniquely positioned to pursue research into eating disorders and mood, anxiety and trauma disorders at higher levels of care. We are committed to furthering the understanding of these complex disorders and their effective treatment as leaders in the industry. 

Additionally, our Eating Disorders Research Library provides professionals, patients and families with an update of the most recent research on eating disorders each quarter. Each issue provides a listing of all indexed research that has occurred in the previous three months, as well as a “Spotlight” section that provides brief reviews of some articles of particular interest. 

Craig Johnson, PhD, CEDS, FAED


Craig Johnson, PhD, CEDS, FAED

Senior Consultant

Eating Disorder Treatment Outcomes

One of the greatest frustrations that families report is trying to obtain outcome results from eating disorder treatment programs.

A comprehensive review of treatment program websites indicates that very few report any data-based outcomes and data that are reported generally lack research rigor.

The information in this booklet is designed to help patients, families, and professionals understand some of the difficulties researchers face in measuring eating disorder treatment effectiveness and how to critically evaluate data that is presented.

Patient satisfaction and treatment effectiveness data from Eating Recovery Center is presented with the intention of reporting on our outcomes and providing examples of how to become a discriminating consumer of outcome data.

Eating Recovery Center and Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Center are accredited through the Joint Commission. This organization seeks to enhance the lives of the persons served in healthcare settings through a consultative accreditation process emphasizing quality, value and optimal outcomes of services.

Organizations that earn the Gold Seal of Approval™ have met or exceeded The Joint Commission’s rigorous performance standards to obtain this distinctive and internationally recognized accreditation. Learn more about this accreditation here.

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