Jayshree Nagrani, Keynote

I'm Jayshree Nagrani, but most people call me Jay. I am 38 years old, a divorced mother of  a 5-year old living in Kingston, Jamaica and I have an eating disorder. I am on a God blessed journey to recovery. Not there yet but will be. ED, eating disorder, entered my life when I was 17 or maybe before...who knows? I feel I have a lot to offer through my experiences over the years.

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Michael Rich, MD, MPH, FAAP, FSAHM

Founder and Director of the Center on Media and Child Health, Associate Professor at Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health, came to medicine after a twelve-year career as a filmmaker (including serving as assistant director to Akira Kurosawa on Kagemusha). As Director of the Center on Media and Child Health (www.cmch.tv) at Boston ...

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Jack J. Lesyk, Ph.D., CC-AASP

Dr. Lesyk is the director of the Ohio Center for Sport Psychology, Sport Psychologist for the Cleveland Cavaliers, and an Adjunct Asst. Professor of Psychology at Cleveland State University. As a clinical and sport psychologist, he completed his undergraduate work at Penn State and his graduate work at Case Western Reserve University and has been in full-time private practice for over thirty years. Since 1981, he has worked intensively with athletes from ...

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Lydia Shrier, MD, MPH

Lydia A. Shrier, M.D., M.P.H. is a Senior Associate in Medicine with the Division of Adolescent/Young Adult Medicine of Boston Children's Hospital and an Associate Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. She is board-certified in Adolescent Medicine, having completed a fellowship at Boston Children's Hospital in 1996.

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Melanie Smith, M.S., LMHC

The Director of Training for The Renfrew Center.  In this role she is responsible for developing and implementing clinical training and programming that is consistent with emerging research and evidence-based practice.  Ms. Smith provides ongoing supervision and consultation to Renfrew staff ...

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Dr. Margaret Nagib

Dr. Nagib is a clinical psychologist specializing in Christian counseling, inner healing and treating eating disorders, trauma, addiction, self-injury and mood disorders. For over 15 years, she has provided individual, family and group therapy. Formerly as Spirituality Clinical Director at Timberline Knolls, Dr. Nagib created and launched the Christian Treatment path and oversaw the general spirituality program with the goal to restore each resident to wholeness through a deeper relationship with God, helping each one to find her voice, purpose, and passion.

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Orville Taylor, PhD

Award-winning columnist, author, educator, and radio talk-show host are just few of the titles held by Orville Winthorp Taylor.  His journey to fame began in Waterhouse, an inner-city community in Kingston where his parents instilled in him a love for education. He attended St. Patrick's Primary School where he excelled in academics and passed the Common ...

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Dr. Girardin Jean-Louis

Girardin Jean-Louis, PhD, is Professor of Population Health and Psychiatry at the Center for Healthful Behavior Change in the Department of Population Health at the NYU School of Medicine, and Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)...

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