The Cost of Eating Disorders with Professor Bryn Austin

Hi Body Protesters!  


We have another HUGE episode this week – we speak with Professor Bryn Austin, ScD, is an award-winning researcher, teacher, and mentor. Bryn is a Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and in the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Boston Children's Hospital. She also is the director of Harvard STRIPED – the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders. 


We talk about the cost of eating disorders, the need to change the narrative on eating disorder stereotypes and how just naming the stereotypes serves to perpetuate them. And then on a more positive note, we talk about how to create policy change through that magic combination of story-telling and science. 


There’s a bit of background noise – sorry about that!  


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Keep up with Bryn and Harvard STRIPED  

Harvard STRIPED Advocacy Playbook:  

Harvard STRIPED x Eating Disorder Coalition Advocacy Day – May 6th 2021:  


The Books Bryn referenced: 

Made to Stick: Why Some Ideas Survive and Others Die by Chip and Dan Heath 

Don’t Think of an Elephant: Know Your Values and Frame the Debate by George Lakoff 


Link to our Google Drive for more resources: 


Episode produced and edited by Daisy Grant Productions 

Music by Eve Garland 

Cover art by Erin Keen 


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