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Nicole Obeid
Clinical Investigator, CHEO Research Institute
Adjunct Professor, School of Psychology, University of Ottawa
Lead, Research and Outcomes Management, Eating Disorder Program

nobeid@cheo.on.ca
613-737-7600 Ext. 2053
Research Practice Areas:
  • Eating and weight related disorders
  • Eating Disorders
  • Epidemiology of mental health disorders
Current Research:
Dr. Obeid's primary research interests surround predictors and outcomes trajectories involved in refractory-type eating disorders, program evaluation of child and youth mental health treatment programs, biopsychosocial models of eating and weight related disorders, and pediatric clinical epidemiological research.
Biography:
Dr. Nicole Obeid completed her doctoral degree in Experimental Psychology at the University of Ottawa in 2013. She just recently furthered her research training by completing the Global Clincial Scholar Research Training Program at Harvard Medical School (2016), where the focus of the program was studies in Epidemiology. Dr. Obeid has been the Lead for Research and Outcomes Management with CHEO's Eating Disorder program since 2014, and has worked as a program evaluation coordinator and psychometrist with the program since 2007. She has supervised a number of students throughout the years and has presented at numerous national and international conferences.
Sample Publications:

Flament, M., Buchholz, A., Henderson, K., Obeid, N., Maras, D., Schubert, N., Paterniti, S., Goldfield, G. (2015). Comparative distribution and validity of DSM-IV and DSM-5 diagnoses of eating disorders in adolescents from the community. European Eating Disorders Review, 23, 100110. doi: 10.1002/erv.2339.

Flament, M., Henderson, K., Buchholz, A., Obeid, N., Nguyen, H., Birmingham, M., Goldfield, G. (2014). Weight status and DSM-5 diagnoses of eating disorders in adolescents from the community. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, in press.

Henderson, K.A., Buchholz, A., Obeid, N., Mossiere, A., Maras, D., Norris, M., Harrison, M., Feder, S., Spettigue, W. (2014). A family based eating disorder day treatment program for youth: Examining the clinical and statistical significance of short-term treatment outcomes. Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 22(1), 1-18. doi: 10.1080/10640266.2014.857512

Harrison, M.E., Obeid, N., Fu, M.C.Y., Norris, M.L. (2013). Growth curves in short supply: A descriptive study of the availability and utility of growth curve data in adolescents with eating disorders. BMC Family Practice, 14(1), 134.

Obeid, N., Henderson, K.A., Tasca, G., Lyons, J.S., Norris, M., Spettigue, W. (2013). Growth trajectories of maintenance variables related to refractory eating disorders in youth. Psychotherapy Research, 23(3), 265-76, (doi:10.1080/10503307.2013.775529).

Obeid, N., Buchholz, A., Boerner, K., Henderson, K., Spettigue, W., & Norris, M. (2012). Self-esteem and social anxiety in an adolescent female eating disorder population: Age and diagnostic effects. Eating Disorders: Journal of Treatment and Prevention, 21(2), 140-53. (doi: 0.1080/10640266.2013.761088).

Obeid, N. & Lyons, J.S. (2011). Pre-measurement triangulation: Considerations for Program Evaluation in Human Service Enterprises. Canadian Journal of Program Evaluation, 25(2), 59-82.

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