Jeanine Cogan PhD, Policy Director, Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action
Jeanine C. Cogan, Ph.D. is the founding Executive Director and current Policy Director of the Eating Disorders Coalition for Research, Policy & Action. Her policy career began in 1996 when she was awarded the James Marshall Public Policy Fellowship. In 1998 she received an additional highly competitive policy award from the American Psychological Association (APA) as a Science Congressional Fellow where she worked for a Member of Congress. In this role, she conceptualized and wrote a federal bill, the Patient Freedom of Restraint Act, which led to the promulgation of new regulations. In 2000 Dr. Cogan was awarded Fellow status in a division of APA for her outstanding contributions in psychology and public policy. In 2004 she received “Wings of Hope” from Ophelia’s Place for inspiring others to make a difference through advocacy. She was the National Honoree for her efforts in educating Congress about eating disorders in 2005 from the HEED Foundation.