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.