Eugene Quinn for East Greenwich Schools

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder Research

I had the great privilege of working as a statistician for the Butler/Lifespan Body Image Program under principal investigator Katharine A. Phillips, M.D., for twelve years beginning in 2005.

The study described below established that Body Dysmorphic Disorder patients whose course exhibited a series of remission and relapse events would, on average, get better over time: Each remission reduced the probability of future relapse.

Unfortunately, this was not the case for comorbid Major Depressive Disorder.

I was designated first author because I was the one who figured out how to modify the analysis code to handle multiple events.

I presented the poster below at the Brown Institute for Brain Research Mind-Brain Research Day and at the 23rd International OCD Foundation conference in Chicago in 2016.