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Daniel Le Grange


Director, Eating Disorders Program
Traveler with 140 crossings of Africa and the Pacific Ocean

Daniel Le Grange is an internationally renowned expert on treating adolescents with eating disorders. He directed the University of Chicago's eating disorders program for 17 years before coming to UCSF as the recipient of a Presidential Chair Award, a one-year visiting professorship focused on program development. He subsequently joined the UCSF faculty.

Le Grange is the author or co-author of more than 500 publications, including many influential research articles and books. Most of his scholarly work is on family-based treatment for adolescent eating disorders, including co-developing family-based treatment manuals for anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. He also co-authored a handbook for parents of children and adolescents with eating disorders, as well as a parent casebook of family-based treatment for anorexia nervosa, which has been translated into nine languages.

Le Grange earned his master's degree in clinical psychology from the University of Johannesburg. He completed a doctorate in psychology at the University of London and a postdoctoral fellowship in behavioral medicine at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Le Grange was elected to be a fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders in 2002 and has held several leadership positions in the association. He is a member of the Eating Disorders Research Society, serves on an advisory council of the National Eating Disorders Association and serves on the professional advisory panel of Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders. For the four leading journals on eating disorders, he serves as either associate editor or editorial board member. His honors include the Academy for Eating Disorders Leadership in Research Award and the Eating Disorders Recovery Support Hall of Fame Award for Research.

  • Education

    University of Johannesburg, MA, Clinical Psychology, 1983

    University of London, PhD, Psychology, 1989

  • Fellowships

    Stanford University School of Medicine, Behavioral Medicine, 1995

  • Academic Title


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