University Advisory Board


Alan Duffy, MS


Alan Duffy, MS, is Research Process Coordinator at Eating Recovery Center in Denver, Colorado and also Associate Director of the Body Project Collaborative. Alan received his MS in Exercise Science and Sport Psychology from Auburn University in Alabama and completed his undergraduate work at the University of Sussex in Brighton, United Kingdom. Prior to his current post, Alan was a clinical Case Manager at Eating Recovery Center for three years. Previously, Alan served as a Health Educator at American University in Washington, DC. He has been collaborating with Dr. Carolyn Becker and disseminating the Body Project and the former Reflections: Body Image Program since 2007. Alan has significant intervention and research experience with female athletes and served as the past Co-Chair of the Academy for Eating Disorders Sport & Exercise Special Interest Group. At American University, Alan collaborated with Dr. Becker and Dr. Tiffany Stewart to receive R01 grant funding for research with female athletes from the National Institute of Mental Health. Alan has been a member of the Academy for Eating Disorders since 2006.




Sarah Ketchen Lipson, PhD, EdM


Sarah Ketchen Lipson, PhD, EdM, is a research faculty member at University of Michigan, where she is Associate Director of the Healthy Minds Network for Research on Adolescent and Young Adult Mental Health, an international research-to-practice initiative, and co-Principal Investigator of the Healthy Minds Study. Sarah's research focuses primarily on mental health and service utilization in college populations. Sarah completed a dual PhD at University of Michigan in 2016 in Health Services Organization and Policy at the School of Public Health and Higher Education at the School of Education. She received her bachelor's degree from Tufts University where she was awarded best honors thesis of the year and graduated with honors. She also holds a master's from Harvard University and was a Fulbright scholar.




Erin McGinty, MS, LPC


Erin McGinty, MS, LPC is the Eating Disorder Specialist for Baylor University in Waco, Texas. Erin has treated male and female adults with eating disorders, as well as their families, for over 10 years. She has extensive experience treating patients at all levels of care, especially at the residential treatment level. Erin has expertise in treating co-occurring trauma and anxiety disorders. Erin is trained in multiple treatment modalities, including cognitive behavioral therapy, exposure and response prevention therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and schema therapy. Prior to joining Baylor University, she provided both clinical and administrative leadership at several nationally-known eating disorder programs. Erin is a member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals and the Academy for Eating Disorders.




John Rosario, PsyD


John Rosario, PsyD, is a psychologist who practices in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Over the past 20 years, he has worked in college and university settings including Harvard, Tufts, and the New England Conservatory of Music. One of his areas of clinical specialties is conducting risk assessments and working with students, staff, and families on the issue of medical leave and return to campus. A trained psychoanalyst, he is also certified in a number of trauma-informed modalities. Dr. Rosario received his undergraduate degree at Brown University and his Master's at Tufts University. He continued his studies, ultimately receiving his Doctorate of Psychology from the Massachusetts School of Professional Psychology.




Amanda Finegold Swain, MD


Amanda Finegold Swain, MD is a staff physician at the Student Health Service of the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Swain has practiced primary care and women's health for over 10 years. At Penn she is one of the physicians who treat students with eating disorders, and co-leads the University's Eating Concerns Treatment Team (which is comprised of primary care providers, mental health counselors, social workers, and nutritionists). Dr. Swain feels that collaboration with other kinds of providers is a very rewarding piece of treating eating disorders, and has worked on educational materials and given lectures to further this process. She previously trained in Family Medicine at Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. Her medical degree is from Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, of which she is a native.




Emmy Lu Trammell, PhD, RDN, LD


Emmy Lu Trammell, PhD, RDN, LD is a Senior Research Associate at the Texas Tech University Collegiate Recovery Community (CRC). Her primary role is providing nutritional support to CRC students recovering from eating disorders, and she also offers a cross-addiction buffer for students recovering from other behavioral or substance addictions. Emmy Lu is passionate about constructing eating disorder support within other CRCs through creation of curriculum and/or training initiatives. She has experience in a clinical setting and delivers eating disorder nutrition therapy in a private practice. She remains actively involved in campus and community outreach regarding eating disorder education for professionals and serves as a resource for those seeking guidance for eating disorder treatment. Emmy Lu is also active in nutrition, eating disorder, and collegiate recovery professional organizations.




Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is HRS' Addiction Partner, an affiliation that has enabled our organization to both create resources for and provide clinical support to college students struggling with both an eating disorder and substance abuse issue. It is critically important for on-campus health care practitioners to receive ongoing training that focuses on how providers can best support this unique clinical population. With this in mind, we have asked TK's Medical Director, Dr. SooMi Lee-Samuel to join our University Advisory Board. In addition to creating our first webinar, "Screening for Eating and Substance Use Disorders within University Counseling Departments", Dr. Lee-Samuel will also be a contributor to our annual Addiction Treatment Newsletter.


SooMi Lee-Samuel, MD, MA


Dr. Lee-Samuel is board certified in Adult Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. As Medical Director at Timberline Knolls, she supervises the medical staff and carries out the overall vision for the treatment program, working collaboratively with primary/family therapists, expressive therapists, nutritionists, and other team members. At Timberline Knolls, Dr. Lee-Samuel works on treating the overall psychological well-being of women and adolescent girls, while detecting and managing a multitude of psychological illnesses, including eating disorders, anxiety and depressive disorders, and addiction. Dr. Lee-Samuel also offers solutions ranging from medication management to specific kinds of therapy. Prior to Timberline, Dr. Lee-Samuel was affiliated with multiple inpatient psychiatric hospitals. She had a private practice for several years, was an assistant professor at the University of Chicago, and served as the Director of Psychiatric Services for DCFS of Illinois. Dr. Lee-Samuel attended Wellesley College in Massachusetts, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. She is a member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Academy for Eating Disorders and International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (iaedp). She also is the medical liaison for the iaedp Heartland Chapter.





“Dawn Hynes’ generosity of spirit and personal commitment to ensuring the well-being of college students with eating disorders is peerless. Through Hynes Recovery Services she has already mobilized an impressive array of resources for young people and their families. Now, with the creation of the University Advisory Board, she adds a new level of expertise to help confront this daunting issue. I am honored to participate in this important initiative.” - John Rosario, Psy.D.