TechCrunch - Health Startup Noom Receives NIH Grant to Study Smartphone Tech In Eating Disorder Treatment - Eliza Brooke
A National Institutes of Health NIH (grant) is funding a study on the impacts of smartphone technology in eating disorder treatment. The two-year pilot study, which looks specifically at individuals with binge eating problems, will be led by Thomas Hildebrandt, PSYD, at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The app could improve engagement and adherence to self-help. "The primary and most stringent criteria for success is the absence of binge eating or purging behavior," Dr. Hildebrandt said.
-Dr. Thomas Hildebrandt, Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai