Interview with Stephanie Dulawa, Ph.D.
I spoke to Stephanie Dulawa, professor at University of California San Diego, about two articles she co-authored on the subject of Activity Based Anorexia (ABA). The first came out in 2012, and was co-written with Stephanie Klenotich. The second came out in 2021, and was co-written by with Jie Zhang.
Here are some of the topics we discuss:
How to induce something like anorexia in lab animals
Whether animal models are relevant for humans
Is anorexia purely dysfunctional, or does it serve some purpose?
What are the hopes for a drug treatment for anorexia?
Notes: The interview transcript below has been edited and organized for concision and clarity. Any mistakes are probably mine. Neither interviewer nor interviewee necessarily endorse each other's opinions. None of this is medical advice.
Q. Could you give the elevator summary of your 2012 article with Stephanie Klenotich? I call this “the Stephanies paper.”