Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; Director, STEP Program; Physician, Division of Adolescent Medicine
Tracy Richmond, MD, MPH is a clinician researcher trained in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine and social epidemiology with more than 10 years’ experience in conducting weight-related research while also providing care to a diverse population of adolescents. Her interest in social determinants of health and weight-related outcomes began as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Michigan. She is currently the Director of the STEP program, a program housed within the Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine program focused on the health and wellness of youth with elevated BMIs and with a particular expertise in treating youth with binge eating disorder (BED) and the Co-Director of the Boston Children’s Program for Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorders (ARFID). In her own practice, she treats patients with the full spectrum of eating disorder diagnoses in collaboration with nutrition and mental health colleagues. Dr. Richmond’s research and clinical interests span the eating and weight spectrum. She has a number of projects focused on the negative effects of weight stigma and the positive effects of body satisfaction. She is leading the RECOVERY project, a registry of patients with eating disorders that aims to uncover the treatment and intervention approaches that are most effective in treating different types of eating disorders. Outside of work, she loves discovering hidden gems through travel, sharing good food with family and friends, and catching local dance performances.