Dr. Ede acquired her bachelor’s in biology from Carleton College in Minnesota. Then for seven years she worked as a research assistant in the fields of biochemistry, diabetes and wound healing. She earned her M.D. from the University of Vermont and completed her residency in general adult psychiatry at Cambridge Hospital in 2002.
After five years in general practice, she joined Harvard University Health Services from 2007 to 2013 as a staff psychopharmacologist and was the first psychiatrist there to offer nutrition consultation as an option to students, faculty and staff with mental health concerns.
From 2013 to June 2018 she was the psychiatrist for Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she provided nutrition consultation as well as medication and psychotherapy services to Smith students.
Now Dr. Ede devotes all of her time to nutritional psychiatry and directs her efforts on studying, writing, and speaking about the strong scientific connection between food and brain health.
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Updated February 14, 2019.
Dr. Ede has a contractual agreement with DietDoctor.com to write about nutrition and mental health, and to review content produced by others for medical accuracy. This contractual agreement includes shareholder options, which are available to every Diet Doctor team member.
Dr. Ede also writes for Psychology Today, which compensates all contributing authors for their work.
Dr. Ede presently devotes all of her time to nutritional psychiatry and directs her efforts toward studying, writing, and speaking about the strong scientific connection between food and brain health. She offers online consultation services to patients locally as well as to clinicians around the world interested in incorporating dietary strategies into their care of people with psychiatric disorders.
Dr. Ede is often compensated for speaking engagements, some of which are related to low-carbohydrate science.
She eats a plant-free ketogenic diet.