Nurturing innovation, catalyzing change: Honoring the legacy of Dr. C. Barr Taylor in the eating disorders field

Ellen E. Fitzsimmons-Craft, Denise E. Wilfley, Erin C. Accurso, Katherine N. Balantekin, Angela Celio Doyle, Daniel Eisenberg, Marie Laure Firebaugh, Rachael E. Flatt, Neha J. Goel, Andrea K. Graham, Corinna Jacobi, Megan Jones Bell, Grace E. Monterubio, Michelle G. Newman, Shiri Sadeh-Sharvit, Katherine Taylor, Ruth Striegel Weissman

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This Virtual Issue of the International Journal of Eating Disorders honors the legacy of the late Dr. C. Barr Taylor in the eating disorders (EDs) field. For decades, Dr. Taylor led the way in not only conducting the research needed to achieve the ultimate goal of making affordable, accessible, and evidence-based care for EDs available to all, but also nurturing the next generation of scientific leaders and innovators. Articles included in this Virtual Issue are a selection of Dr. Taylor's published works in the Journal in the past decade, spanning original research, ideas worth researching, commentaries, and a systematic review. We hope this Virtual Issue will inspire the next generation of research in EDs, and equally, if not more importantly, the next generation of young investigators in the field. We urge the field to continue and build upon Dr. Taylor's vision—to increase access to targeted prevention and intervention for EDs in innovative and forward-thinking ways—while embracing his unique and powerful mentorship style to lift up early career investigators and create a community of leaders to address and solve our field's biggest challenges.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)543-547
Number of pages5
JournalInternational Journal of Eating Disorders
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 2024


  • digital interventions
  • eating disorders
  • evidence-based care
  • mentorship
  • prevention
  • public health impact
  • sponsorship
  • treatment
  • treatment access


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