Lab director

Anja Hilbert Leipzig


Anja Hilbert, PhD

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Anja Hilbert is Professor of Behavioral Medicine at the Medical Faculty of Leipzig University. She heads the Behavioral Medicine Research Unit of the Integrated Research and Treatment (IFB) Center AdiposityDiseases and is Behavioral Director of the Outpatient Units for adults, adolescents, and children with obesity. As a former President of the Eating Disorders Research Society and of the German Eating Disorders Society, she was awarded the Christina Barz Research Grant for her research on middle childhood eating disorders. In her work, Anja integrates basic and clinical research on the treatment and prevention of eating disorders and obesity in children, adolescents, and adults. In numerous research projects and publications, she specifically addresses the psychopathology, classification, etiology, maintenance, course, assessment, and treatment of eating and weight disorders across ages. When she is not in the lab, Anja is in her garden, is singing, or doing yoga.