Deborah Glasofer, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry)
Profile Headshot


Dr. Glasofer is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology (in psychiatry). At the New York State Psychiatric Institute, she has been involved in a variety of psychotherapy development studies for eating disorders in adults, and has an interest in enhancing the training of healthcare providers and trainees in principles of eating disorders assessment, diagnosis, and treatment. Within Columbia's Department of Psychiatry, she provides instruction to residents in cognitive behavioral therapy (for mood, anxiety, and eating disorders) and serves as a team member of CopeColumbia, a multidisciplinary group that formed during the COVID-19 pandemic to provide peer support and enhance wellbeing among healthcare providers and hospital staff. Dr. Glasofer enjoys writing for the popular press on topics related to mental health and has authored several books on eating disorders for clinicians, academics, and the general public.

Academic Appointments

  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medical Psychology (in Psychiatry)


  • Female

Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • BA, 2001 Psychology, English, Duke University
  • PhD, 2008 Psychology, American University
  • Internship: 2008 Bellevue Hospital and New York University Medical Center


Research Interests

  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Eating Disorders
  • Education
  • Technology Development

Selected Publications


  • Steinglass, J.E., Attia, E., Glasofer, D.R., Wang, Y., Ruggiero, J., Walsh, B.T., & Thomas, J.G. Optimizing relapse prevention and changing habits (REACH+) in anorexia nervosa (2022). International Journal of Eating Disorders, 55(6):851-857.
  • Uniacke, B., Glasofer, D.R., Devlin, M.J., Bockting, W., & Attia, E. (2021) Predictors of eating-related psychopathology in transgender and gender nonbinary individuals across the lifespan. Eating Behaviors, 42:101527.
  • Glasofer, D.R., Muratore, A.F., Attia, E., Wu, P., Wang, Y., Minkoff, H., Rufin, T., Steinglass, J.E., & Walsh, B.T. (2020). Predictors of illness course and health maintenance following inpatient treatment among patients with anorexia nervosa. Journal of Eating Disorders, 8, 69.
  • Mellins, C.A., Mayer, L.E.S., Glasofer, D.R., Devlin, M.J., Albano, A.M., Nash, S.S., Engle, B., Cullen, C., Ng, W.Y.K., Allman, A., Fitelson, E.M., Vieira, A., Baptista-Neto, L. (2020) Supporting the well-being of health care providers during the COVID-19 pandemic: The CopeColumbia response. General Hospital Psychiatry, 67, 62-69.
  • Steinglass, J.E., Glasofer, D.R., Daleck, M., & Attia, E. (2020) Between wellness, relapse and remission: Stages of illness in anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 53(7), 1088-1096.
  • Steinglass, J.E., Glasofer, D.R., Walsh, E., Guzman, G., Peterson, C.B., Walsh, B.T., Attia, E., & Wonderlich, S.A. (2018) Targeting habits in anorexia nervosa: A proof-of-concept randomized trial. Psychological Medicine, 48(15), 2584-2591.

For a complete list of publications, please visit


  • Walsh, B.T. & Glasofer, D.R. If Your Adolescent Has an Eating Disorder: An Essential Resource for Parents, Second Edition. (July 2020). New York: Annenberg Public Policy Center/Oxford University Press.
  • Walsh, B.T., Attia, E., & Glasofer, D.R. Eating Disorders: What Everyone Needs to Know. (June 2020). New York: Oxford University Press.

Online Assessment & Training Tools

  • Glasofer, D.R., Pagano, N., Liebling, S., Attia, E. PreparED, an online eating disorders education curriculum for generalist providers and healthcare trainees,
  • Sysko, R., Glasofer, D.R., Walsh, B.T. Eating disorder assessment for DSM-5 feeding and eating disorders (EDA-5).