Therese Waterhous | CureTalks
Therese S. Waterhous PhD, RDN, CEDRD-S is an eating disorder expert in private practice in Corvallis, Oregon. She has worked with families and their children for over 25 years, having completed a pediatric fellowship at the University of Alabama at Birmingham during graduate school. Therese was one of the founding board members for the international non-profit advocacy group FEAST-ED (Families Empowered and Supporting Treatment for Eating Disorders) she has worked with the Eating Disorders Coalition during two of its the Washington DC lobbying days and she delivers many local talks to various groups, educating them about eating disorders. Therese co authored the ADA Practice Paper on nutrition interventions in eating disorders, she served as Director of the Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness nutrition practice group’s subunit on disordered eating and eating disorders. She has served on the Oregon IAEDP (International Assn. for Eating Disorders Professionals) chapter board and currently serves on the national IAEDP Excellence in Practice Committee., Therese served on the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) special interest group on Family Based Treatment and currently is active on the Medical Care Standards Committee and the Patient Carer Committee of AED. Over the past year and a half, she received and has executed work on a grant from the local Coordinated Care Organization to train other health care professionals about eating disorder evaluation and treatment and extend eating disorder treatment to underserved Oregonians.
Eating disorders (ED) are serious and sometimes fatal illnesses that cause the sufferers to become obsessed with food, body weight and shape, and…