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Editor Profile

Joel Yager, MD

Associate Editor

About the NEJM Journal Watch Psychiatry Board

Joel Yager, MD, is Professor, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Colorado. He also holds Emeritus Professor positions in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine and in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Dr. Yager's clinical and research interests include eating disorders, psychiatric education, health services, and other aspects of general psychiatry. He has received the Goldberger Award in Clinical Nutrition from the American Medical Association, the Vestermark Award for Excellence in Psychiatric Education from the American Psychiatric Association and the NIMH, and the Distinguished Service Award from the Academy for Eating Disorders. Dr. Yager has been writing for NEJM Journal Watch Psychiatry since its inception in 1995.

Disclosures

Editorial boards

Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic; Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Research; Eating Disorders Review (Editor-in-Chief);International Journal of Eating Disorders; UpToDate

Leadership positions in professional societies

American Psychiatric Association (Chair, Steering Committee; CoChair, DSM5 Clinical and Public Health Committee; Chair, Council on Quality Care; Consultant, Executive Committee on Practice Guidelines)

Summaries by Joel Yager

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