Professor Daniel Le Grange

Daniel Le Grange

Daniel Le Grange, Ph.D., is Benioff UCSF Professor in Children's Health, and Eating Disorders Director, Department of Psychiatry, at the University of California, San Francisco. He also is Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioural Neuroscience at The University of Chicago Medicine.

He was a member of the team who developed the "Maudsley Approach" as a treatment for adolescent anorexia nervosa. He has considerable expertise in multi-center RCTs, and for the past 15 years, the National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH) and the National Institute of Health (US) have supported his research program. He has contributed to over 400 journal articles, books, book chapters and abstracts.

He is the co-author of Treatment Manual for Anorexia Nervosa: A Family-Based Approach, Help Your Teenager Beat an Eating Disorder and Treating Bulimia in Adolescents: A Family-Based Approach. 

Dr. Le Grange has an extensive mentorship, collaborative research, and program development record with colleagues in the US, Canada, Europe and Australia. He has mentored many trainees over the years and was site-director for a three-center NIMH T32 training grant (7/09 – 6/19) for postdoctoral research in eating disorders. In Australia, Dr. Le Grange is Professorial Fellow in Child and Adolescent Eating Disorders on a Baker Foundation Grant in the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne. 

He was elected Fellow of the Academy for Eating Disorders in 2002, and has held several leadership positions at the Academy. The Academy has honoured him with the 2014 Leadership in Research Award. He is a member of the Eating Disorders Research Society, serves on the professional advisory panels for Maudsley Parents as well as Family Empowered and Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders, and is a past member of the clinical and scientific advisory council of the National Eating Disorders Association. He is Associate Editor for BMC Psychiatry as well as the Journal of Eating Disorders, and serves on the Editorial Boards for the European Eating Disorders Review and the International Journal of Eating Disorders.

Dr. Le Grange has lectured extensively in North America, Europe, South Africa, and Australia, and has presented his work in more than 200 invited plenaries, lectures and workshops.


The Australian Eating Disorders Research and Translation Centre is supported by funding from the Australian Government under the National Leadership in Mental Health program.