W. Stewart Agras received his medical degree from University College, London University, UK, and has published over 300 articles and chapters. He is currently Professor of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine, and Director of the Psychiatry Outpatient Clinics. In addition, he is the Director of the Behavioral Medicine Program at Stanford. He is a Past President of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy (AABT) and of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, and he has been a Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences on two occasions. His research has focused primarily on eating disorders, including epidemiologic, laboratory, and clinical outcome studies, with the aim of advancing knowledge and treatment of the eating disorders.
Robin F. Apple completed her PhD at the University of California, Los Angeles, and her postdoctoral fellowship at the Oregon Health Sciences University. Since 1993, she has been on staff in the Behavioral Medicine Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, Stanford University Medical Center. Dr. Apple has participated in a multi-center study investigating the effectiveness of interpersonal and cognitive-behavioral therapies for the treatment of Bulimia Nervosa. She has also taken part in numerous other clinical experiences, as well as teaching and writing projects, which focus on the treatment of bulimia and binge-eating disorder and the match between patient and therapy model