Genetics and epigenetics of eating disorders; Motivational factors in specialized eating-disorder treatments; Outcome of specialized eating disorder treatments.
Howard Steiger directs Quebec’s only large-scale, specialized eating-disorders program—the Douglas Institute Eating Disorders Continuum (EDC). The EDC offers a full range of Inpatient, Day Treatment and Outpatient services for adolescents and adults touched by EDs and their families. Steiger is Professor in Psychiatry and Associate Member in Psychology at McGill University. An active clinician, researcher, and teacher, Steiger has published numerous articles and chapters on the eating disorders. He is Associate Editor of the Journal of EDs, Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences, and Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders. Through the research arm of the Douglas EDC, Steiger and his colleagues study: a) Genetic and epigenetic processes acting in ED development and maintenance. b) Factors that influence response to specialized treatments. c) Effects of system-wide knowledge transfer and prevention efforts, and d) Other processes relevant to the causes and treatment of EDs.