Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS
EXPERTISE: Integrative Medicine for the treatment of food and body image issues and addictions

Carolyn Coker Ross, MD, MPH, CEDS is an African American author, speaker, expert in using Integrative Medicine for the treatment of food and body image issues and addictions.  She is the CEO of The Anchor Program™, a non-diet online (telemedicine) program for individuals with binge eating disorder, emotional eating and food addiction.   Dr. Ross is a graduate of The University of Michigan Medical School.  She completed a residency in Preventive Medicine and a Master’s in Public Health (MPH) at Loma Linda University and a fellowship in Integrative Medicine with Dr. Andrew Weil’s Program in Integrative Medicine at The University of Arizona.  For the past 4 years, Dr. Ross has been an international speaker and consultant on issues of cultural competence, antiracism and diversity in mental health with a particular emphasis on the treatment of eating disorders in women of color.


Dr. Ross presented a TEDxPleasantGrove talk on “Historical and Intergenerational Trauma in January 2020.  She was the co-chair of the AAEDP-BIPOC (African American Eating Disorder Professionals – Black Indigenous People of Color) subcommittee of International Eating Disorder Professionals (  Dr. Ross is a certified eating disorder specialist – supervisor (CEDS-S) through iaedp.  She is the author of 3 books on eating disorders, the most recent is “The Food Addiction Recovery Workbook.”  She is a contributing author to the recently released book: “Treating Black Women with Eating Disorders: A Clinician’s Guide.”  She is co-founder of the Institute for Antiracism and Equity (– a consulting group that works with University counseling centers, treatment centers and other facilities offering mental health care – training staff and health care professionals – to make culturally competent mental health care more available and accessible to Black, indigenous and people of color.