Carlos Grilo, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and of Psychology; Director, Clinical Training in Psychology, Yale Department of Psychiatry; Director, Program for Obesity Weight and Eating Research (POWER)

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Program for Obesity, Weight and Eating Research (POWER) at Yale | Psychology Section | Stress & Addiction Clinical Research Program

Obesity Research Working Group

Yale Medicine

Office of Cooperative Research


Carlos M. Grilo, PhD is Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine and Professor of Psychology at Yale University. Dr. Grilo is the Founding Director of the Program for Obesity, Weight, and Eating Research (POWER) at the Yale University School of Medicine and serves as Senior Scientist for the National Center for Substance Abuse and Addictions at Yale. Dr. Grilo completed his undergraduate education at Brown University (1983) and received his PhD in clinical psychology from the University of Pittsburgh (1991). Following an internship (1990) and a fellowship (1991) at the Harvard Medical School and McLean Hospital and postdoctoral training at Yale University (1992), Dr. Grilo joined the faculty at Yale University. Dr. Grilo served as Director of Psychology at the Yale Psychiatric Institute 1993-2000. His primary research focus is on eating disorders, obesity, and manifestations of disordered eating. His secondary interests include psychopathology, personality disorders, and addictions. Dr. Grilo has been the recipient of numerous research grants; he has served as Principal Investigator on ten grants from the National Institutes of Health, including two K24 Mid-Career Investigator Awards in Eating and Weight Disorders, as co-Principal Investigator on four NIH grants, and as Co-Investigator on numerous additional NIH grants. Dr. Grilo currently serves on the editorial boards of ten professional journals and is the Associate Editor for the Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. Dr. Grilo has published over 370 peer-reviewed journal articles, over 20 chapters, and two books on eating and weight disorders.

Education & Training

PhD University of Pittsburgh (1991)
Fellowship Clinical Psychology Harvard Medical School
Internship Clinical Psychology Harvard Medical School

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