Kristen Anderson, MA, LCSW- Therapist/Clinical Director

Clinical Director

5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 3077, Rm B424
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: 773-834-9180
Fax: 773-702-9299
Website: www.eatingdisorders.uchicago.edu

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Education & Training

  • University of Michigan, BA, 2004
  • University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration, MA, 2008
  • Children’s Memorial Hospital, Social Work Intern, 2007
  • Licensed Clinical Social Worker, State of Illinois

Clinical Interests

  • Eating Disorders
  • Treatment of Adolescents
  • Bariatric Surgery

Research Interests

  • Role of the family in the treatment of adolescent eating disorders
  • Psychosocial support of bariatric patients
  • Innovative uses of technology to deliver eating disorders treatment

Society Memberships

  • National Association of Social Workers

Selected Publications

  • Hewell, K., Hoste, R. R., & le Grange, D. (2006). Recruitment for an adolescent bulimia nervosa treatment study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 39, 594-597.
  • Lock, J., le Grange, D., Forsberg, S., Hewell, K. (2006) Is Family Therapy Effective for Children with Anorexia Nervosa. JAACAP, 45, 1323-1328.
  • Hoste, R. R., Hewell, K., & le Grange, D. (2007). Family interaction among white and ethnic minority adolescents with bulimia nervosa and their parents. European Eating Disorders Review, 15, 152-158.
  • Hoste, R. R., Zaitsoff, S., Hewell, K., & le Grange, D. (2007). What can dropouts teach us about retention in eating disorder treatment studies? International Journal of Eating Disorders, 40, 668-671.
  • Brownstone, L., Anderson, K., Beenhakker, J., Lock, J., Le Grange, D. (2012) Recruitment and retention in an adolescent anorexia nervosa treatment trial. Journal of Eating Disorders, 45 (6), 812-815.
  • Faust, J. P., Goldschmidt, A. B., Anderson, K. E., Glunz, C., Brown, M., Loeb, K. L., Katzman, D. K., et al. (2013). Resumption of menses in anorexia nervosa during a course of family-based treatment. Journal of Eating Disorders, 1(12).

Selected Conferences & Presentations

  • Hewell, K., Kruge, L., Van Orman, S., le Grange, D. (May, 2005). Eating disorders not otherwise specified (ED-NOS) in an adolescent clinic sample.  Poster presented at the annual conference of the Academy of Eating Disorders, Montreal, Canada.
  • Kruge, L., Hewell, K., Binford, R., le Grange, D. (May, 2005). Hispanic and Caucasian adolescents in family-based treatment: A tentative exploration in response to treatment. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Academy of Eating Disorders, Montreal, Canada.
  • Ersfeld, M., Hewell, K., Ho, J., Wakschlag, L., Hans, S. (February, 2006). Gender Differences in the Association of Observed Family Processes and Adolescent Cigarette Smoking Experimentation.  Poster presented to the annual meeting of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, Orlando, Florida.
  • Hewell, K., Hoste, R., le Grange, D. (June, 2006). Recruitment for Adolescent Bulimia Study. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Academy of Eating Disorders, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Forsberg, S., Hewell, K., Lock, J., le Grange, D. (June, 2006). Family Therapy for Pre Adolescent Anorexia Nervosa. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Eating Disorders, Barcelona, Spain.
  • Zaitsoff, S. L., Hewell, K. Hoste, R. & Le Grange, D. (May, 2007) What can drop outs teach us about treatment retention in adolescents with bulimia? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Academy of Eating Disorders, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Faust, J. P., Goldschmidt, A. B., Anderson, K. E., Nelson, B. D., & Le Grange, D. (April, 2011). Resumption of menses in relation to ideal body weight and other psychosocial factors. Paper presented at the 2011 International Conference on Eating Disorders. Miami, FL, USA.
  • Brownstone, L., Anderson, K., Beenhakker, J., Lock, J., & le Grange, D. (April 2011). Recruitment and retention in an adolescent anorexia nervosa treatment trial. Poster presented at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Miami, FL, USA.
  • Jacola, L.M., Drossos, T., Anderson, K., Goldwin, M., Hinkle, C., Hwang, M.D., Liu, D., & Skelly, C. The Relationship Among Health-Related Quality of Life in Children and Young Adults with Median Arcuate Ligament Syndrome. (April 2012). Presentation at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Midwest Regional Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Hwang, M.D., Hinkle, C., Jacola, L.M., Drossos, T., Anderson, K., Liu, D., & Skelly, C. The Relationship Between Anxiety and Pain in Patients with MALS. (April 2012). Presentation at the Society of Pediatric Psychology Midwest Regional Conference, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Loeb, K., Le Grange, D., Doyle, A., Anderson, K., Hildebrandt, T. (May, 2012). Family Based Treatment of Pediatric Overweight and Obesity : An Innovative Application of the Maudsley Method. Workshop presented at the International Conference of Eating Disorders, Austin, TX, USA.
  • Ciao, A., Accurso, E., Anderson, K., Lock, J., Le Grange, D. (May, 2013). Family functioning in two treatments for adolescent anorexia nervosa. Poster accepted at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Bath, C., Byrne. C., Anderson, K., Le Grange, D. (May, 2013)
    Comparison of high versus low pre-treatment Shape Concerns on binge/purge reduction throughout treatment in bulimia nervosa adolescents.  Poster accepted at the International Conference on Eating Disorders, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Other Activities

  • University of Chicago, School of Social Alumni Board of Directors