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Ilana Pilato, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

Ilana Brodzki Pilato, Ph.D. is a postdoctoral clinical associate and fellow at the Duke Center for Eating Disorders. Her clinical interests include eating disorders primarily in adolescents and adults and particularly avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder across the life span. Her theoretical orientation is defined by evidence-based approaches with a warm and irreverent interpersonal style. Ilana completed her clinical psychology internship at Duke as an Adult CBT intern completing rotations at the DCED, doing full model DBT, trauma-informed treatments, and the rapid-care clinic. She graduated from Fairleigh Dickinson University with her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2021 and completed her undergraduate degree from Stetson University in 2016. Her dissertation research was exploring sensory sensitivity, disgust, and temperament traits in children with ARFID. She aims to continue integrating research and clinical work in her career and is committed to reaching those that are underserved and overall increasing access to care. Throughout her career, she also hopes to teach and advocate for education about eating disorders to the broader mental health field, medical field, and general public. Personally, Ilana loves to play board games with friends and her husband, spend time with her puppy Benji, sing and play guitar, and go hiking as much as possible.