About Us

NCEED is the nation’s first center of excellence dedicated to eating disorders. Our mission is to advance education and training of health care providers and to promote public awareness of eating disorders and eating disorder treatment.

NCEED was founded in 2018 by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It is based at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Our team includes clinicians, researchers, and advocates who specialize in eating disorder care. NCEED is committed to provide up-to-date, reliable, and evidence-based information.

Our goal is to ensure all individuals with eating disorders are identified, treated, and supported in recovery. Eating disorders are serious conditions yet there are effective ways to identify and treat them. Health care providers and the public simply need the knowledge and skills to make a difference.

What does NCEED Do?

NCEED provides education and training to health care providers on the management of eating disorders.

NCEED equips health care providers with the knowledge to find the optimal outcomes for their patients.

NCEED serves as the voice of authority and expertise in the field of eating disorders.


The new SBIRT-ED initiative is an easy-to-access tool for health care providers. It guides them on how to screen patients for eating disorders. NCEED developed this tool along with a research team from the Connected Health Applications and Interventions (CHAI) Core based at UNC Chapel Hill.

Our work is informed by intense qualitative research with health care providers, user experience design sessions, and the use of a prototype to address real-life diagnoses and situations. This ensures that our tool is practical and useful for the medical community.

We encourage you to utilize this mobile protocol in your practice. We are confident it can help enhance the care you provide to patients who exhibit eating disorder symptoms.

Contact Us

NCEED is available to talk with you about additional resources and training. Contact us via email at info@nceedus.org.

You can also reach out to our Executive Team:

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Christine M. Peat, PhD, FAED, LP, Director

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Jean Doak, PhD, Deputy Director

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La-Shell Johnson, MA, Program Coordinator

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Courtenay Pierce, BA, Research Assistant