Laurel Mellin’s Biography
Laurel Mellin, MA, RD is an Associate Clinical Professor of Family and Community Medicine and Pediatrics at UCSF. She is the founder of Emotional Brain Training (EBT), a method of treating obesity and stress symptoms that equips individuals with tools based on an integration of neuroscience and attachment theory to decrease the frequency and duration of the stress response and to favor high-level well-being.
EBT has been applied to pediatric obesity prevention and treatment as The SHAPEDOWN Program and to adults as The Solution Method to improve psychological, metabolic and physical contributors to stress and a range of health-related indices
She has been involved in a variety of obesity research and teaching roles, including faculty member in adolescent health training program, field faculty in public health (UC Berkeley), director of the Center for Child and Adolescent Obesity, associate director of the Tung Nutrition Center and the director of the Institute for Health Solutions.
She is a NY Times best selling author of The Pathway and she wrote the National Guidelines for the Prevention and Treatment of Pediatric Obesity