Research Areas

Science Writing; Science; Health; Psychology; Eating Disorders


Ph.D., Northwestern University

B.A., Xavier University


Curriculum Vitae (pdf)

Personal Web Site

The Synaptic Cafe

Trisha Gura

Trisha Gura

Trisha Gura

Trisha Gura is the author of Lying in Weight: the Hidden Epidemic of Eating Disorders in Adult Women (Harper Collins, May 2007) and contributor to Going Hungry: Writers on Self Denial, Desire and Anorexia (Anchor, 2008). She is a former molecular biologist and reporter for the Chicago Tribune. A Knight Science Journalism Fellow, she currently writes freelance for scientific publications such as Science, Nature and Scientific American Mind as well as popular publications such as Health, Prevention and the Yoga Journal. She maintains three blogs: “Synaptic Café,” posted at Psychology Today, “ED: Science Stuff,” posted at EatingDisorders. com and “Weighing In”, posted on her own website. She also blogs for HuffingtonPost.

Current Projects

Trisha will continue to develop her blog voice, expanding out of the realm of eating disorders/body image toward more global science, psychology and health, as they impact daily life. She will also focus on producing several multimedia projects that deal with science and psychology in the real world.

Representative Publications

Gura, Trisha. Lying in Weight: the Hidden Epidemic of Eating Disorders in Adult Women. New York: Harper Collins, 2007.

Gura, Trisha. “The Voice” in Going Hungry: Writers on Self-Denial, Desire and Anorexia, edited by Kate Taylor, New York: Anchor Books, 2008.