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Hana F. Zickgraf, PhD

Hana Zickgraf, PhD headshot

Assistant Professor
Department of Pediatrics
Emory University School of Medicine

Children’s Multidisciplinary Feeding Program
Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

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  • Eating disorders
  • Eating behavior
  • Obesity
  • Anxiety disorders
  • Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum disorders

My research focus is on factors that influence food choice and preference, including food insecurity, food preferences, energy balance, disordered eating cognitions, appetite, mood, and anxiety. My primary focus is on avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, an eating disorder characterized by restrictive eating that isn’t related to weight and shape concerns. Common causes of avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder include selective/neophobic (“picky”) eating, fears of choking, vomiting, or contamination, functional gastrointestinal symptoms, and lack of appetite or reward motivation for eating.


  • PhD: University of Pennsylvania 2018: Clinical Psychology
  • MA: University of Pennsylvania 2013: Clinical Psychology
  • BA: University of Pennsylvania 2012: Psychology

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