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Kristin Javaras
Kristin Javaras
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Kristin is currently an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. She previously worked at the Center as a graduate student with Richard Davidson.

Kristin's research focuses on understanding psychological and biological risk and maintenance factors for eating disorders and overweight/obesity, with a specific focus on the role played by conscientiousness and self-control. She also focuses on delivering compassionate, evidence-based treatment for eating disorders and obesity as a former clinician with the UNC Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders.


Ph.D., Statistics, University of Oxford

Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin–Madison