Renee D. Rienecke, PhD, FAED

Renee D. Rienecke, PhD, FAED

Director of Research

Renee D. Rienecke, PhD, FAED, is a clinical psychologist and Director of Research for Eating Recovery Center/Pathlight Mood and Anxiety Centers and Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Northwestern University. After earning her Bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan, Dr. Rienecke received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University and completed her clinical psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago. Dr. Rienecke has extensive experience building and directing treatment programs, including the University of Michigan Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program and the Medical University of South Carolina Eating Disorders Program. Dr. Rienecke is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, a member of the Eating Disorders Research Society, and a faculty member of the Training Institute for Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders, providing consultation to therapists interested in becoming certified to conduct family-based treatment for adolescent eating disorders. Her research interests include the role of expressed emotion in treatment outcome for adolescent anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa.

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