Howard Steiger

Dr. Steiger heads the Eating Disorders Continuum (EDC) of the Douglas Mental Health University Institute (West Island Integrated University Health and Social Service Centre), the only large-scale, specialized program for the treatment of adults and adolescents with eating disorders in the Province of Quebec. The EDC offers inpatient, day hospital/day program, and outpatient treatments in a full range of treatment modalities, as well as community outreach/knowledge transfer services. Dr. Steiger is active as a clinician, teacher, and researcher and has published numerous clinical, scientific, and theoretical articles in the area of eating disorders (EDs). His recent research focuses on developmental, neurobiological, and genetic correlates of the EDs and commonly associated psychopathology. He and other researchers in his lab are also examining factors that predict response during and after specialized treatments—including developmental and genetic factors, current life stressors, patient motivation, ongoing treatment alliance, and other factors. Dr. Steiger is Associate Editor of the Journal of Eating Disorders, and Fellow of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. He has previously been co-president of the Quebec governments Charter for a Heathy and Diversified Body Image, Associate Editor of the International Journal of Eating Disorders, president of the Eating Disorders Research Society and member of the executive of the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED). He has been a regular presenter (of plenary talks, scientific papers, and workshops) at various international conferences on eating disorders.