The Ohio State University at Marion

​Tylka named AED fellow

April 12, 2017

The Academy of Eating Disorders recently named Ohio State Marion Professor of Psychology, Dr. Tracy Tylka an academy fellow.

Located in Reston, VA, The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is a global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment, and prevention.

Dr. Tylka is one of the foremost authorities on eating disorders. Within the field of counseling psychology, she holds particular interest in body image and eating behavior. She conceptualizes both body image and eating behavior along a spectrum from positive (adaptive) to negative (maladaptive) and studies women and men along this spectrum.

Tylka’s research examines multi-dimensional social influence models of body image and eating behavior. She is particularly interested in intuitive eating, an adaptive style of eating characterized by attending to physiological hunger/satiety cues rather than emotional and/or situational cues. She has developed many scales to assess body image and eating behavior.