Harris Center in the Media
As part of our public awareness campaign, the Harris Center continues to provide information to media representatives and book authors. Here are highlights of our collaboration with the media from this past year.
Almost Anorexic: Is My (or My Loved One's) Relationship with Food a Problem? by Jennifer J. Thomas, Ph.D. and Jenni Schaefer, will be published by Hazelton/Harvard Health Publications in July, 2013. For more information about this book, please view Dr. Thomas's engaging videos.
On February 7, 2013, ABC World News featured Chris Christie's Struggle and the Politics of Weight, which included comments from Jennifer J. Thomas, Ph.D.
For the second consecutive year, BizBash named the Harris Center Public Forum among Boston's Top 100 Events. Click to view Boston's Top 100 Events 2011.
On July 14, 2012, Boston Globe Magazine's lead article, "12 Bostonians Changing the World," included MGH’s Dr. David Herzog has Brought Eating Disorders Out in the Open.
Anna Wintour's "Letter from the Editor" in the June, 2012 issue of Vogue, Taking a Stand:
International Vogue Editors Join Forces to Support the CFDA's Health Initiative, highlighted the ongoing efforts of the fashion industry to promote beauty as health.
Dr. David Herzog's fifth blog entry, Psychotherapy: What Works? was published in The Huffington Post on June 4, 2012.
The Huffington Post published Dr. David Herzog's fourth blog entry, How Well Will I Get? on May 22, 2012.
On May 9, 2012, The Atlantic published What the U.S. Can--and Can't--Learn From Israel's Ban on Ultra-Thin Models, which included comments from Dr. David Herzog.
Dr. David Herzog's third blog entry, Will I Ever Get Better? was published in The Huffington Post on May 4, 2012.
On April 26, 2012, Dr. David Herzog's second blog entry, Teens Mentoring Teens, was published in The Huffington Post.
Dr. David Herzog now has a voice in the The Huffington Post. His first entry, Breaking the Silence, was published 4/13/12.
Many media outlets covered our April 2, 2012 Public Forum -- Health is Beauty: Defining Ourselves. Here are some examples:
The Harris Center's Teen Mentors participated in a private panel discussion with Franca Sozzani on April 1, 2012.
On March 31, 2012 The Wall Street Journal announced Franca Sozzani's upcoming presentation at our Public Forum in an article titled Vogue Italia's Franca Sozzani.
The Boston Herald published Italian Vogue Editor Gives the Skinny on Body Issues on March 29, 2012.
The March 29, 2012 edition of The Boston Globe ran an article titled An Image Problem highlighting the Harris Center's April 2, 2012 Public Forum.
On March 27, 2012,"Her Campus" posted 15th Annual Harris Center Public Forum Featuring Arianna Huffington, Amber Valleta & Franca Sozzani.
On March 27, 2012, The Boston Globe published Actress Valletta Urges Makeover for Fashion Industry highlighting the Harris Center's April 2, 2012 Public Forum.
The March 26, 2012 edition of Vogue included Heading to Harvard, in which Franca Sozzani discussed her preparations to speak at the Harris Center's April 2, 2012 Public Forum.
A March 20, 2012 ABC News article titled Israeli Law Eyes Super-Thin Models as Bad Examples included comments from Dr. David Herzog.
On March 19, 2012, a reporter from the Associated Press in Jerusalem interviewed Dr. David Herzog about legislating a minimum weight criterion for fashion models in Israel.
On February 29, 2012, The Boston Globe announced the Harris Center's April 2, 2012 Public Forum in ‘Revenge’ Star Amber Valletta at Health Forum.
Celebrity Health & Fitness published Coco Rocha, Doutzen Kroes Speak Out on 'Too Thin' Models. This article focused on the December 6, 2011 reception for the Harris Center in New York City.
Vogue Daily highlighted the December 6, 2011 reception for the Harris Center in an article titled
Spreading the Word: Health Is Beauty.
Coca Rocha's remarks at the Harris Center New York reception (December 6) are published on Oh so Coco.
Boston magazine named Dr. David Herzog one of the Boston area's TOP DOCs. This is the 10th consecutive year he has received this honor.
On October 6, 2011, a Duke University student posted You Don't Want What You Can't Have on HerCampus.com. Her article titled What I Wish Parents Knew About Eating Disorders has been on Children's Hospital Boston's Pediatric Health Blog since July 20, 2011.
BizBash named the Harris Center Public Forum among Boston's Top 100 Events.
A University of Missouri journalism student interviwed Dr. David Herzog on September 23, 2011 for an article about eating disorders on college campuses.
Bethesda Magazine interviewed Dr. David Herzog on July 29, 2011 for an article about adult women with eating disorders.
On July 1, 2011 a reporter from Medscape Medical News interviewed Dr. David Herzog about a new study titled Posttraumatic stress disorder in anorexia nervosa, published in Psychosomatic Medicine.
On June 15, 2011 JewishJournal.com posted an article titled My Anorexia; How I Became a Survivor, written by a former patient of Dr. David Herzog.
The April 25, 2011 issue of The New York Times included In Fighting Anorexia, Recovery Is Elusive, in which Kamryn T. Eddy, Ph.D. explored the question of how to define recovery from anorexia nervosa.
On April 6, 2011, the Council of Fashion Designers of America's Facebook page highlighted Styleboston's video, Power Player: Diane von Furstenberg, with the following description: "DVF - Diane von Furstenberg visited The Harris Center for Education and Advocacy in Eating Disorders in conjunction with the 14th annual public forum. Always adore her motto: 'the most important relationship you have in your life is the relationship you have with yourself.'”
Following the Public Forum, Diane von Furstenberg tweeted "Harris Center for Eating Disorder at Harvard is a powerful organization! Dr Herzog is passionate and effective! Love Diane" www.twitter.com/dvf.
Exhale magazine interviewed Dr. David Herzog on March 25, 2011 about the Harris Center's work with the fashion industry.
A number of media companies covered our March 8, 2011 Public Forum. Here are some examples:
The February 25 edition of bostonevents.com published an article titled
The Scene In And Around Boston highlighting the Harris Center's March 8, 2011 Public Forum.
The February 19th issue of The Allston Brighton TAB ran Diane von Furstenberg Speaks to Harris Center for Education and Advocacy in Eating Disorders to announce the Center's March 8th Public Forum at Harvard Business School.
Published in The Boston Herald on February 18, 2011,We Hear: Tyra Banks, Miss America & More... highlighted the Harris Center's Public Forum scheduled for March 8, 2011.
On February 17, 2011, The Boston Herald announced the Harris Center's March 8, 2011 Public Forum in First, Anna Wintour. Now, Diane von Furstenberg.
The February 17th edition of The Boston Globe included an article titled There She Will Be to announce that Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan will attend the Harris Center's March 8, 2011 Forum.
The Council of Fashion Designers of America posted an article titled Creation of CFDA Health Initiative Ambassador Program.
On February 9, The Boston Globe published Designer Set for Forum to announce that Diane von Furstenberg will be speaking at the Harris Center's March 8, 2011 Public Forum.
The February 2nd issue of Women's Wear Daily included Bridget Foley's Diary: The Weighting Blame, which reviews the op-ed (Healthier Standards) recently co-authored by Dr. David Herzog and Diane von Furstenberg, President of the Council of Fashion Designers of America.
Dr. David Herzog and prominent designer Diane von Furstenberg co-authored an op-ed titled Healthier Standards.
The Child Mind Institute interviewed Dr. David Herzog for a video titled What are the Early Signs of an Eating Disorder? Subtle cues are sometimes as important as obvious ones.
On December 23, 2010, Dr. David Herzog was filmed as part of Someday Melissa, a documentary by Judy Avrin about her daughter's struggle with bulimia nervosa. The New York Times highlighted the documentary in an article titled A Mother’s Loss, a Daughter’s Story. The film will be released in 2011.
Boston magazine named Dr. David Herzog one of the Boston area's "TOP DOCS."
On October 20, 2010, the Harris Center hosted a dinner at the Essex County Club in Manchester, MA to raise awareness of eating disorders. Among our 150 guests were long-time Center supporters as well as many new friends. The program opened with David B. Herzog, M.D., who shared key information about eating disorders and described the Center’s work. Next, world-class triathlete Ellen Hart Pena recounted her personal journey from eating disorder to health, emphasizing the importance of destigmatizing these serious illnesses. The Boston Globe highlighted the Harris Center event in an article titled Pena Speaks.
Ellen Hart Pena
On 10/6/10, Medscape Medical News published Family Therapy More Effective Than Individual Treatment for Adolescents With Anorexia. This article includes Dr. David Herzog's comments about the randomized study by Dr. James Lock and colleagues (from Stanford and from the University of Chicago) on family-based vs. individual therapy for treating adolescents with anorexia, published in Archives of General Psychiatry.
A 2010-2011 Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Journalism Fellow interviewed Dr. David Herzog on 9/21/10 for her year-long project on childhood and preteen anorexia nervosa.
Dr. David Herzog's professional work is briefly described in Let's Take the Long Way Home, newly published by Random House. In this book, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Gail Caldwell explores her relationship with the late Caroline Knapp, a beloved member of the Harris Center family.
On June 4, a reporter from The Chicago Tribune interviewed Dr. David Herzog for an upcoming story about residential treatment programs for eating disorders.
Dr. David Herzog authored Are Male Fashions Increasing Eating Disorders in Men? for the Child Study Foundation Center's website.
The May 10th issue of The Boston Globe included a letter by "Fashion Boston" editor Alexandra Hall about the Harris Center's March 22, 2010 Public Forum, Health Matters: Weight and Wellness in the World of Fashion. The article, titled "Showing Some Muscle," referred to the Forum as "a momentous evening" and commended our three illustrious panelists -- Vogue Editor-in-Chief Anna Wintour, designer Michael Kors and model Natalia Vodianova -- for initiating actions within the fashion industry aimed at promoting healthy body images.
On May 10, 2010, Dr. David Herzog provided information for an upcoming story in The Boston Globe about parents who have struggled or continue to struggle with eating disorders and are trying to raise children with healthy body images and relationships to food.
On April 20, The Harbus, The Independent Student Weekly for the Harvard Business School featured Life's a Runway. This article covers the fashion show presented on April 13 by Harvard Business School's Retail and Apparel Club to benefit the Harris Center.
The Boston Herald:
A weighty engagement at Harvard Business School
Many media outlets covered our March 22 Public Forum: "Health Matters: Weight and Wellness in the World of Fashion." Here are some examples:
The Boston Globe
The Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA) website: CFDA Health Initiative at Harvard Business School
Vogue: Beauty, Health, and Fitness
Boston magazine: Harris Center at MGH's Annual Public Forum
The Harvard Crimson: Wintour, Kors Speak at Harvard
MGH Hotline: Fashion luminaries discuss eating disorders at Harris Center forum
Coco Perez: Kors To Set An Age Limit On His Models
Women's Wear Daily: Michael Kors and Anna Wintour Debate Body Type Issue
New York magazine: Anna Wintour, Michael Kors, and Natalia Vodianova Discussed Eating Disorders in Boston
Boston Fashion Industry.com: The Harvard Business School hosts
Health Matters: Weight and Wellness in the Fashion World
The Boston Phoenix: Wintour tackles weighty subject at Harvard
The Daily Free Press: Fashion industry leaders working to change 'skinny' image
Photo of Ellen Hart Pena by Roger Farrington.
This page was last updated on February 20, 2013.