About Laurel

Screen shot 2009-10-05 at 4.24.51 PMLaurel 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


5 thoughts on “About Laurel

  1. Love the lion in 5 of stressed out on the brain state 5. We need pictures on 1 blanking out and 2 defensive. great article on the brain state. We use similar material in a course called Genesis addiction recovery by Micheal Dye. Dave Brock

  2. Dear Laurel,

    We are huge fans of Emotional Brain Training over at Glam Media! We’re one of the top 10 online media companies in the US and would love for you to help pilot our new Health & Wellness Community at Bliss.com, slated to launch in the coming weeks.

    If you’re interested, please contact me about joining our community for the launch!


    Sandy Hayashi
    Community Partners Editor
    Glam Media

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  4. HI LAUREL! I’m sitting here in Louise’s dining room and we are thinking of you and sending you our love!

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