CDC Monitoring Project in the News

December 9, 2021

STRIPED Director S. Bryn Austin and Postdoctoral Fellow Ariel Beccia were quoted in a STAT News article, “A decade without data: Eating disorder researchers say a gap in CDC survey has left them flying blind,” highlighting STRIPED’s efforts to re-include items assessing disordered eating behavior within the CDC’s YRBS.

December 1, 2021

In December 2021, STRIPED, in partnership with the Academy for Eating Disorders (AED), the Eating Disorder Coalition, other national and local eating disorder organizations, and state Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) coordinators submitted a proposal to the CDC for the re-inclusion of items assessing disordered eating behaviors within the 2023 standard national YRBS. Check out the proposal here!

September 27, 2018
The president signed the appropriations bill funding the US Dept. of Health and Human Services! The reason this is cause for celebration is that this legislation is accompanied by a congressional conference report with language urging the CDC to include eating disorders related questions on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Survey. See the press release here!

February 20, 2018
Drs. Steven F. Crawford and Harry A. Brandt, co-directors of The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt, wrote a commentary on the STRIPED-led collaborative effort to urge the CDC to collect data on on eating disorders with their national surveys. The article, “30 million people will experience eating disorders- the CDC needs to help,” was published in the Capitol Hill paper The Hill.

December 28, 2017
STRIPED’s efforts to urge the CDC to monitor eating disorders in the U.S. were outlined in the Baltimore Sun op-ed, “Data Collection Critical to Understanding and Treating Eating Disorders,”  written by Dr. Crawford of the Sheppard Pratt Center for Eating Disorders.

November 29, 2017
Check out Harvard Chan School of Public Health’s “The Big Three” interview and podcast highlighting our initiative to urge the CDC to monitor eating disorders in the U.S.