Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

The UCSF Eating Disorders Program is a comprehensive, evidence-based program that provides outstanding clinical care for individuals with eating disorders (up to age 25) and their families. Our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Team collaborates closely with the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics. Our team provides comprehensive psychiatric evaluations and evidence-based individual and family therapies.

 

Daniel Le Grange, PhD

Director, UCSF Eating Disorders Program 
Benioff UCSF Professor in Children's Health
Department of Psychiatry UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

Dr. Daniel Le Grange is a Benioff UCSF Professor in Children’s Health in the Departments of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at UCSF and Eating Disorders Director in the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Dr. Le Grange is also Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at The University of Chicago, where he directed the Eating Disorders Program from 1998-2014. He received his doctoral education at the Institute of Psychiatry, the University of London and completed postdoctoral training at the University of London and at Stanford University School of Medicine. Dr. Le Grange’s research interests focus primarily on treatment trials for adolescents with eating disorders. He has authored or co-authored more than 450 manuscripts, books, book chapters, and abstracts, as well as more than 200 presentations for national and international scientific meetings. Dr. Le Grange is a Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders, a Member of the Eating Disorders Research Society, Associate Editor for the Journal of Eating Disorders and BMC Psychiatry, serves on the Editorial Boards of the European Eating Disorders Reviewand the International Journal of Eating Disorders, and is an ad hocscientific reviewer for more than 25 journals. He has lectured extensively across North America, Europe, Australia, South East Asia, and South Africa. Over the past 15 years, Dr. Le Grange’s research has been supported by the NIH, as well as the National Health and Medical Research Council of Australia.  He is currently Principal Investigator on several NIMH-funded treatment studies in the United States and a Principal Investigator on a 6-year treatment study funded by the Baker Foundation in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Melbourne, Australia.  Dr. Le Grange is the 2013-2014 recipient of the Presidential Chair Award at UCSF, the 2014 recipient of the Academy for Eating Disorders Leadership in Research Award, and the 2017 recipient of the Eating Disorder Recovery Support Hall of Fame Award for Research.

Click here to view Dr. Daniel Le Grange's Curriculum Vitae.

 

Erin C Accurso, PhD

Clinical Director

Dr. Erin Accurso received a B.A. in psychology from Dartmouth College and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the San Diego State University (SDSU) / University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Joint Doctoral Program. She then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago through the T32 Midwest Regional Postdoctoral Training Grant in Eating Disorders Research. Dr. Accurso specializes in the assessment and treatment of youth with eating disorders, including expertise in family-based treatment (FBT), cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT). Her research primarily focuses on the psychotherapy process and outcome in youth with eating disorders, including treatment efficacy and effectiveness. She also studies mental health service delivery, with the ultimate goal of improving effective dissemination and implementation of evidence-based practices in community-based settings. She holds memberships in the Academy for Eating Disorders, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, and Society for Implementation Research Collaboration. 

 

Sarah Forsberg, PsyD

Associate Clinical Professor

Dr. Sarah Forsberg came to the UCSF Eating Disorders program from Stanford University, where she was involved in research and treatment for child and adolescent eating disorders for 10 years. Dr. Forsberg completed her doctoral training at the PGSP-Stanford Consortium and her pre-doctoral internship at the University of North Carolina, School of Medicine. At UNC, she worked with individuals across the developmental spectrum on an inpatient, partial hospital and outpatient unit for the treatment of eating disorders. Dr. Forsberg enjoys integrating clinical and research interests, and she focuses on the development, dissemination, and implementation of novel treatments for childhood eating disorders, with a specific focus on family-based treatment (FBT). She's the attending psychologist on the Benioff's Children's Hospital Adolescent Medicine Unit where she provides care for individuals hospitalized for treatment of the medical consequences of eating disorders, and their families.

 

Jessica Keyser, PhD

Associate Clinical Professor

Dr. Jessica Keyser received her B.A. in psychology from UC Berkeley and a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in developmental psychopathology, from Temple University. Her doctoral research focused on emotional factors (e.g., emotion awareness) associated with disordered eating in adolescents and young adults, as well as cognitive vulnerability to mood disorders. She has extensive experience working with adolescents with eating disorders, depression, and anxiety across several settings, including inpatient and residential treatment programs, family therapy oriented outpatient programs, and college counseling centers. Prior to joining the team at UCSF, Dr. Keyser served as the Clinical Director in the Intensive Outpatient Program for addiction treatment at the San Francisco VA Medical Center. There, she provided evidence based treatment to returning veterans with substance use and co-occurring disorders (e.g., depression, PTSD, eating disorders) and conducted psychological evaluations for bariatric surgery patients. Dr. Keyser also played a critical role in shaping how eating disorders are assessed and managed among the veteran population. She is passionate about training and has experience supervising psychology and psychiatry trainees in individual and group psychotherapy.

 

Stuart Murray, DClinicalPsych, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Stuart Murray undertook his DClinPsych and Ph.D. at the University of Sydney, Australia, and recently completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. He has authored more than 50 scientific articles and book chapters pertaining to eating disorders. To date, Dr. Murray’s work has been instrumental in shaping our field’s approach to the male experience of disordered eating and muscularity-oriented eating in particular. He currently serves as the Director of the National Association for Males with Eating Disorders and as the Co-Chair for the Academy of Eating Disorders Special Interest Group on male eating disorders. Currently Dr. Murray's research, in addition to further explicating the male experience of disordered eating and the development of novel family therapy approaches, is oriented towards explicating the role of anxiety in anorexia nervosa.

 

 

Lindsey Bruett, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Lindsey Bruett is an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSF School of Medicine and is an attending psychologist in the Eating Disorders Program at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center. She received her Ph.D. in clinical psychology, with an emphasis in developmental psychopathology, from Temple University, and B.A. in psychology from Bowdoin College. She completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. She has extensive experience in the assessment and treatment of adolescents and young adults with eating disorders, depression, and anxiety, and providing parent-related interventions. Dr. Bruett specializes in providing evidence-based treatments including family-based treatment (FBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT), and parent-management training (PMT). Her doctoral research focused on the role of parenting practices and emotional regulation strategies in the development of psychopathology among youth and young adults. Dr. Bruett is committed to the dissemination of evidence-based practices through training and supervision of psychology and psychiatry trainees in individual and group therapy. 

 

Lisa Hail, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Lisa Hail is assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at UCSF School of Medicine and an attending psychologist in the Eating Disorders Program at Langley Porter Psychiatric Institute. She received a B.A. in Psychology with a Minor in Dance from the University of Colorado at Boulder and a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University under the mentorship of Dr. Katharine Loeb. As a doctoral candidate, Dr. Hail trained in the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai's Eating and Weight Disorders Program prior to relocating from Manhattan to San Francisco. She then completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship in the Clinical Psychology Training Program at UCSF as a member of the Eating Disorders Program. Dr. Hail has worked with individuals across the developmental spectrum in all levels of care. Dr. Hail is the co-chair for the Academy of Eating Disorders Assessment and Diagnosis Special Interest Group and her current research focus is on enhancing our approach to identifying individuals struggling with eating disorders to provide earlier access to care. She is also interested in enhancing established treatments to help a greater number of individuals achieve a full recovery.

 

Jamie Salas, LMFT

Clinical Social Worker

Jamie Salas is a bilingual and bicultural clinician, educator and mentor who received her B.A. in Psychology from California State University at Long Beach and M.Sc. in Clinical Psychology at San Francisco State University. Prior to joining the UCSF Eating Disorders team, Jamie worked as lead clinician at Instituto Familiar de la Raza, Inc.'s youth program, La Cultura Cura, where she provided evidence based interventions to adolescents with a variety of presenting concerns (post traumatic stress, anxiety, depression, adjustment, disordered eating). She has years of experience providing community based services with an emphasis on adolescent mental health. Currently, she also serves as the Intake Coordinator at UCSF's Child and Adolescent Services at ZSFGH.

Sasha Gorrell, PhD 

T32 Postdoctoral Scholar

Dr. Gorrell earned her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from the University at Albany in 2018, after which she joined the UCSF team as a T32 postdoctoral scholar within the NIMH-funded Clifford Attkisson Clinical Services Research Training Program.  She received a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and an M.A. from New York University. At University at Albany, her research included investigation of compensatory eating behaviors related to alcohol use among undergraduates as well as a study of local competitive runners, exploring gender and training level differences in body image, athlete identity, and exercise compulsivity. Her doctoral dissertation consisted of a pilot intervention promoting healthy eating and exercise behavior among female professional ballet dancers. Her current research is focused on investigation of specific risk factors for eating pathology within the context of empirically-based treatment for eating disorders in adolescence, as well as exploration of specific riskfactors for unhealthy exercise behavior within the context of eating disorders.

 

Kathryn Huryk, MA

Predoctoral Clinical Psychology Fellow

Kathryn Huryk is a predoctoral clinical psychology fellow in the Department of Psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco. She graduated cum laude from Barnard College with a BA in psychology and English. Kathryn is a doctoral candidate at Fairleigh Dickinson University, where she conducts research on the prevention and treatment of eating disorders in youth under the mentorship of Dr. Katharine Loeb. For her dissertation, Kathryn is using the social relations model to research interpersonal perceptions of body size and dissatisfaction. Kathryn has received extensive training in evidenced-based assessment and intervention across a wide range of settings, including the Eating Disorders Center at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital & Weill Cornell Medical College and the Anxiety and Mood Program at Montefiore Medical Center & Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is most experienced in providing care to children, adolescents, and families using cognitive behavior therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and family-based treatment (FBT). Kathryn is completing her predoctoral internship in the Clinical Psychology Training Program at UCSF under the mentorship of Dr. Daniel Le Grange.

Claire Trainor, BA

Clinical Research Coordinator

Claire Trainor graduated from DePaul University in Chicago with a double major in Psychology and English in Summer 2018. As an undergraduate, Claire volunteered for several years with the Healthy Families Lab at DePaul University, where she was involved in research on barriers to health for low-income, racially diverse families and conducted research on exposure to life stress and biological stress markers influencing obesity. At the UCSF Eating Disorders Program, Claire manages the clinic's Adaptive Study, an NIMH R01 Clinical Trial investigating adapations to Family Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa, as well as the program's Effectiveness Study, which aims to better understand the patient population seen at UCSF. Claire intends to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, with a focus on eating disorders research. Her research interests include personality traits, family systems, and implementation of evidence based practices in community settings.

 

Kate Kinasz, MD

Psychiatry Resident

Dr. Kinasz is a second year resident in the UCSF Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Upon finishing her adult residency, she plans to begin her child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship. Dr. Kinasz received her undergraduate degree from the University of Notre Dame and her medical degree from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. At Notre Dame, she was involved in a research project that sought to better understood how mothers and daughters communicate about body image. She began working with Dr. Le Grange and Dr. Accurso when she was a medical student and became particularly interested in the research areas of eating disorders in males and eating disorder education. As a psychiatry resident, Dr. Kinasz works at the San Francisco VA Medical Center, the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center, and the UCSF Langley Porter Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics. She enjoys incorporating her eating disorder research and understanding of Family Based Therapy into her clinical work, and she feels passionate about integrating healthy living practices into her care of patients.

Bennett Leventhal, MD

Professor; Deputy Director, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; Director of Training, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

Dr. Leventhal is the Director of Training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. A native of Louisiana, he completed his undergraduate training and Medical School at Louisiana State University. He then completed residency and fellowship training at Duke before joining the faculty at the University of Chicago where he was the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training Director, Director of Child Psychiatry, Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and now holds the appointment of Professor Emeritus. He came to UCSF after serving as Deputy Director of the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research in New York. Dr. Leventhal is an active clinician with an international reputation as a child and adolescent psychiatrist. He is recognized for his leadership and expertise in fostering scientific career development, training, and broad-based collaborative research networks that span from molecular genetics to community service and public health. Dr. Leventhal’s research focuses on disruptions in brain development that interfere with social functioning, including the molecular genetics of autism, the prenatal origins of disruptive behavior disorders, pediatric psychopharmacology, bullying, epidemiology and treatment of autism.