Lisa Dinkler

Lisa Dinkler

Assistant Professor
Telephone: +46852482305
Visiting address: Nobels väg 12a, 17165 Solna
Postal address: C8 Medicinsk epidemiologi och biostatistik, C8 MEB Bulik Projektgrupp, 171 77 Stockholm

About me

  • I am an assistant professor in psychiatric epidemiology at the Centre for Eating Disorders Innovation (CEDI) with primary research interest in eating disorders and neurodevelopmental disorders. My current research is mainly focused on avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder (ARFID).

    Using epidemiological and twin designs as well as genome-wide association studies, I am trying to understand the genetic and environmental causes of ARFID, its comorbidities (e.g., with autism, ADHD, and anxiety), and its course over time.

    My research is currently supported by
    - Svenska Sällskapet för Medicinsk Forskning (SSMF): Postdoctoral Grant
    - Söderström-Königska Foundation, Swedish Society of Medicine (SLS)
    - Hjärnfonden
    - Fonden för Psykisk Hälsa
    - Erik and Edith Fernström Foundation for Medical Research
    - Fredrik och Ingrid Thurings Stiftelse


    - Presenter in Top Newcomers Session, XXIXth EDRS Meeting, 2023
    - Top-scoring Paper Abstract, AED ICED Meeting, 2022
    - Presenter in Top Abstracts Session, XXVth EDRS Meeting, 2019
    - IRIS stipend for progressive women, 2018
    - Best poster award, ACE Centre 2nd International Conference, 2017


    PhD in Medical Science (2020), Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    MSc in Psychology (2014), Goethe-University Frankfurt, Germany
    BSc in Psychology (2012), Friedrich Schiller-University Jena, Germany


  • Here are some articles and media featuring my research:

    - Webinar “Understanding ARFID and its genetic and environmental causes” for F.E.A.S.T. (patient organization for eating disorders). [1]
    - Article “ARFID: study shows genetics are a major factor in this condition” for The Conversation. [2]
    - Podcast episode about ARFID and my research in Ätstörningspodden (in Swedish). [3]
    - Blog article "11 things we now know about ARFID” for Gillberg’s Blog. [4]
    - Podcast Episode about ARFID and my research in Puls på Vård o Vetenskap (in Swedish). [5]
    - Virtual Journal Club CAMHS around the Campfire on “Autism and Eating Disorders” organized by ACAMH. [6]
    - Profile about my PhD research. [7]
    - Blog article "What have twin studies taught us about ESSENCE conditions?” for Gillberg’s Blog. [8]
    - Video Abstract for ACAMH and Podcast Episode in Psychiatry Paper Chat about a study on anorexia nervosa and autism (published in JCPP). [9, 10]
    - Video Abstract for ACAMH about our co-twin control study of maltreatment-associated neurodevelopmental disorders (published in JCPP). [11]

    You can find my PhD thesis here:



All other publications


  • Creating clarity from chaos: A multi-method approach to elucidating the etiology of ARFID
    Swedish Society for Medical Research
    1 July 2023 - 30 June 2026
  • ARFID in adolescence: genetic etiology and relation to other eating disorders
    Swedish Brain Foundation
    1 July 2023 - 31 December 2025
  • Swedish Research Council for Health Working Life and Welfare
    1 November 2022 - 30 September 2026

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