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 (He/Him/His) 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 (She/Her/Hers) 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

Inpatient Psychology Services Director

Dr. Sarah Forsberg (She/Her/Hers) 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 (She/Her/Hers) 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.

 

 

Lindsey Bruett, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor

Dr. Lindsey Bruett (She/Her/Hers) 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 (She/Her/Hers) 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.

 

Rachel Radin, PhD

Assistant Professor

Dr. Rachel Radin (She/Her/Hers) received a B.A. in Psychology from George Washington University and an M.A. from Teachers College, Columbia University. She earned her Ph.D. in Medical and Clinical Psychology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in 2017, where her work focused primarily on the treatment of eating disorders, including binge eating disorder, in youth. She completed her pre-doctoral internship in pediatric clinical psychology at Mount Washington Pediatric Hospital, after which she joined UCSF as an NIH-funded postdoctoral research scholar within the Center for Health and Community and the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Radin enjoys integrating clinical and research interests. She specializes in the assessment and treatment of youth with eating disorders, including binge eating, utilizing CBT, DBT, and mindfulness-based practices. Her current K23-funded research focuses on developing, optimizing, and disseminating interventions to reduce dysregulated eating behavior, including stress-related eating, and improving metabolic health.

 

Sasha Gorrell, PhD 

Assistant Professor

Dr. Sasha Gorrell (She/Her/Hers) received a B.A. in Psychology from Columbia University and an M.A. from New York University. She 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. As an Assistant Professor in the UCSF Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Dr. Gorrell’s clinical focus is in the treatment of adolescents with restrictive eating disorders, and specifically in supporting their recovery in family-based treatment. Her current research is focused on investigation of specific neurobiological risk and maintenance factors for problematic exercise behavior, as well as exploration of mechanisms related to reinforcement learning and anxiety that may be targeted within evidence-based treatment for eating disorders.

 

Kathryn Huryk, PhD

Assistant Clinical Professor 

Dr. Kathryn Huryk (She/Her/Hers) is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and an attending psychologist in the UCSF Eating Disorders Program. She received her B.A. in Psychology & English from Barnard College and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Dr. Huryk completed her predoctoral internship and postdoctoral fellowship under the mentorship of Dr. Daniel Le Grange in the Clinical Psychology Training Program at UCSF. She has extensive training in evidence-based psychological assessment and intervention, with a focus on eating, mood, and anxiety disorders in youth. Dr. Huryk specializes in providing family-based treatment (FBT), cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), and dialectical behavioral therapy (DBT). Her research is focused on the development and equitable dissemination of treatments for eating disorders, body image, and related conditions. Dr. Huryk is co-chair of the Universities Special Interest Group for the Academy of Eating Disorders. 

 

Jamie Salas, LMFT

Clinical Social Worker

Jamie Salas (She/Her/Ella) 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.

Madelyn Johnson, BS

Clinical Research Coordinator

Madelyn Johnson (She/Her/Hers) graduated from DePaul University in Chicago, IL, with a BS in psychology in June 2019. As an undergraduate, Madelyn volunteered her time with the Healthy Families Lab and the DePaul Family and Community Services clinic at DePaul University, where she actively researched topics on barriers to health for low-income, racially diverse families and Parent-Child Interaction Therapy. At the UCSF Eating Disorders Program, Madelyn manages the clinic's Adaptive Study, an NIMH R01 Clinical Trial investigating adaptations to Family Based Treatment for Anorexia Nervosa, the program's Effectiveness Study, which aims to better understand the patient population seen at UCSF, and an NIMH-funded K23 awarded project investigating the implementation science and health disparities in the treatment of eating disorders, with the goal of improving access to evidence-based care for underserved youth with eating disorders in the public sector. Madelyn intends to pursue a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a focus on eating disorders research. Her research interests include computational and statistical methodologies, family systems, and implementation of evidence-based practices in community settings.