Amanda Raffoul, PhD, MSc

Instructor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Dr. Raffoul is an Instructor in Pediatrics at the Harvard Medical School. She received her MSc and PhD from the School of Public Health and Health Systems at the University of Waterloo. Amanda’s PhD dissertation focused on the unintended consequences of weight and nutrition policies (such as calorie labelling) on disordered eating. She became interested in eating disorder prevention while completing her BA in Psychology at the University of Windsor and was actively engaged in community-based prevention programming. Amanda continues to volunteer with a range of national, community-, and campus-based initiatives related to positive body image, gender equity, and weight-related advocacy. Amanda joined STRIPED as a postdoctoral fellow in 2020, funded by a three-year Canadian Institutes of Health Research Fellowship, where she will lead trailblazing policy analyses using microsimulation modeling and a Delphi study of leaders in the fields of eating disorders, weight studies, nutrition, and mental health to identify gaps in eating disorders prevention. In the Fall of 2022, Dr. Raffoul was selected as a finalist for the highly prestigious William T. Grant Scholars Class of 2028.