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Sarah LeMay-Russell, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow

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Sarah LeMay-Russell, PhD (she/her) is a postdoctoral clinical associate and fellow in the Duke Center for Eating Disorders. Her research interest is in exploring cooking class interventions as a strategy for the prevention and treatment of disordered eating behaviors in children, adolescents, and young adults experiencing food insecurity. Prior to her time at Duke, Sarah’s research focused on exploring how insufficient and inconsistent sleep impacts eating behavior and weight outcomes in youth with the goal of informing prevention strategies for disordered eating. She also has a long history of and passion for working with minoritized and under-resourced populations as a former teacher and clinical trainee at Children’s National Medical Center and is eager to find prevention and intervention strategies that are culturally appropriate and accessible to under-resourced communities. Sarah is excited for the opportunity to work with the amazing team at Duke where she can combine her previous research experiences and passions to continue working toward equitable and accessible care. Sarah’s clinical interests include treating eating disorders in youth and young adults, specifically those characterized by the experience of loss of control eating. Sarah completed her APA accredited clinical psychology internship in 2022 at Virginia Tech Cook Counseling Center and graduated from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences with a PhD in clinical psychology. Personally, Sarah loves to be outside as often as possible hiking, running, and exploring Durham with her family and their wonderful silly dog Finley.

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