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2012 TEDxColumbus: The Future Revealed

Laura Hill

Dr. Laura Hill is the Chief Executive Office and Chief Clinical Officer of The Center for Balanced Living, a free standing not for profit organization that specializes in the prevention, treatment and research of eating disorders since 2000. Laura is the recipient of the National Eating Disorders Association 2011 Lori Irving Award for Excellence in Eating Disorders Prevention and Awareness.

She has provided treatment for persons with eating disorders since 1979, and conducted eating disorders research since 1984.  She is the former Director of the National Eating Disorders Organization from 1990 to 1994; and has published and lectured internationally since the 1980’s.  She has led The Center’s research through collaborations nationally. She is a member of the American Psychological Association and a Founding Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders.


Dr. Hills examines anorexia, a biological based illness.  Her approach is to treat food as medicine.  Pre-planned, pre-dosed, and prescribed.  Dr. Hill sees parallels between diabetes and anorexia.  Both of these life-long diseases can be stabilized with proper management .

Doctor, Caregiver, Teacher