Daniel Le Grange, PhD
Daniel Le Grange, PhD, holds a Distinguished Professorship at the University of California, San Francisco, where he is a Benioff UCSF Professor in Children’s Health and Director of the Eating Disorders Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences, as well as the Department of Pediatrics.
Dr. Le Grange also is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience at The University of Chicago, and Berlin Institute of Health Stiftung Charité Visiting Professor at the Klinik für Psychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie des Kindes- und Jugendalters, Universitätsmedizin at the Charité in Berlin.
Dr. Le Grange received his doctoral education at the Institute of Psychiatry and the Maudsley Hospital, the University of London, and completed postdoctoral work at the University of London and the Maudsley Hospital, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University School of Medicine, California. Dr. Le Grange’s research interests focuse primarily on treatment development through randomized controlled trials for adolescents with eating disorders. He has authored or co-authored more than 670 manuscripts, books, book chapters, and abstracts, and presented his work at more than 200 national and international scientific meetings. His focused scholarship has been translated into more than 10 languages.
In recognition of his achievements, Dr. Le Grange was elected Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders in 2002. He also is a Member of the Eating Disorders Research Society, Associate Editor for the Journal of Eating Disorders and the European Eating Disorders Review, and past Associate Editor for BMC Psychiatry. He currently serves as an Editorial Board Member for Eating Behaviors and the The Italian Journal of Eating Disorders and Obesity and is a past Editorial Board Member for the International Journal of Eating Disorders. He is a well-known figure on the international lecture circuit and has on numerous occasions presented his work across North America, Europe, Australia, Middle East, Southeast Asia, and South Africa.
Over the past 20+ years, Dr. Le Grange has been principal investigator on numerous randomized clinical trials funded by the National Institute of Mental Health (United States), the National Health and Medical Research Council (Australia), as well as private foundations in the United States and Australia.
Dr. Le Grange is the recipient of the 2013 UCSF Presidential Chair Award, the 2014 Academy for Eating Disorders Leadership in Research Award, the 2017 Eating Disorder Recovery Support Hall of Fame Award for Research, and the 2022 Hilde Bruch Lecture Award, University of Tübingen, Germany.