What Our Trainees Say About STRIPED

“STRIPED’s digital learning project is inspiring because it harnesses emerging technology to make eating disorders prevention training available to a broader audience. Working with wonderful experts across different disciplines has motivated me to think critically and creatively about how to make a positive impact on prevention.” – Marysa Sheren



“STRIPED is a unique program in the way that it combines rigorous public health research training with hands-on policy impact. Lobbying on Capitol Hill with Dr. Austin reshaped how I view public health. STRIPED’s work on the comparative cost-effectiveness of eating disorders prevention strategies has the potential to improve the lives of countless individuals. I am very grateful for the opportunity to work with STRIPED as a trainee.” – Cindy Hu


Anvita“I enjoyed working as a STRIPED trainee because it offered me a lot of valuable mentorship and exposed me to translational research. Through my work with STRIPED, I was able to meet people in a variety of fields that I am also interested in. I learned how these different spheres intersect and how I can get involved with my own work.” – Anvita Kulkarni


Kate Makaroff

“STRIPED and everyone involved is truly making a difference in the prevention of eating disorders. My training via STRIPED will inform my career aspirations in medicine and health policy through a greater understanding of interdisciplinary approaches to addressing and solving difficult health issues.” – Kate Makaroff



Brigitte Granger for STRIPED website“Being part of STRIPED was a wonderful and enriching experience. I had the chance to develop research skills as well as having many opportunities to learn from STRIPED’s network of professionals in the field. STRIPED is made up of passionate individuals who recognize the complexity of negative body image and disordered eating behavior and are paving the way for innovative public health solutions.” – Brigitte Granger, MS


Samantha Glover“STRIPED has given me a unique opportunity to apply my legal skills to a problem pervasive in our society. Through STRIPED I have explored issues dealing with how the fashion industry contributes to eating disorders in models and what can be done to correct this issue—and as a result, perhaps change the face of beauty we see every day.” – Samantha Glover, JD


“STLeAnn Noh for websiteRIPED has offered me a truly unique and rewarding opportunity to use my skills to contribute to the issues of eating disorders. Working closely with the faculty and peer fellows has opened my eyes to various approaches to this critical public health problem. I hope I can translate the inspiration and skills I have acquired to help solve the problem of eating disorders in Korea as well.”- LeAnn Noh, MS


Katherine Cohen Dec 2012

“STRIPED gave me a unique opportunity to approach eating disorders and unhealthy body image prevention from an innovative and multidisciplinary perspective.  Through my projects, I’ve learned not only how vulnerable groups, like adolescents, are targeted with misleading images and information about cosmetic procedures, but also I’ve learned a lot about what lawmakers could do to protect these groups and prevent harm. STRIPED is doing great work calling attention to cutting edge public health issues.” – Katherine Cohen, JD


“I love everything about STRIPED! It’s fun, full of exciting opportunities to get involved and work with fabulous people. STRIPED pulls together a wide variety of fields, creating a dynamic and integrated space to discuss issues of bodies, food, weight, and appearance. My experience with STRIPED studying beauty industries and body image gave me a valuable chance to explore what I really care about.” – Boram Seo, MD, MPH



“My STRIPED practicum working with the Massachusetts state legislature was a fantastic and unique opportunity. Not only was I given the chance to work with talented and inspirational individuals, but the practicum also opened my eyes to crucial eating disorder policy issues. The practicum was truly a wonderful experience and has helped shape my future career plans in health policy and management.”- Elisabeth Malin, MS