Dr. Jason M. Nagata is an adolescent medicine specialist who cares for hospitalized adolescents and young adults with eating disorders.
Nagata's research focuses on eating disorders, particularly among boys, men and the LGBTQ+ community. He also studies health consequences of adolescent and young adult behaviors (nutrition, physical activity, screen time), with the goal of preventing diseases (cardiovascular disease, mental illness) later in adulthood.
Nagata earned a bachelor's degree in health and societies, with a focus on the biological basis of behavior, at the University of Pennsylvania. He earned a master's degree in medical anthropology at the University of Oxford in England. He earned his medical degree at UCSF, completed a residency in pediatrics at Stanford University and completed a fellowship in adolescent medicine at UCSF.
Nagata is co-founder and co-chair of the Young Professionals Network of the International Association for Adolescent Health. He has published more than 100 articles in professional journals, including the Lancet, JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) and Pediatrics, and he is senior editor for the Journal of Eating Disorders. His research has been featured in the New York Times and the Guardian, and on NBC News. He is an editor of the medical textbook Eating Disorders in Boys and Men. He received the Emerging Leader in Adolescent Health Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics.