Renee Dawn Rienecke
Renee Rienecke, Ph.D., is an associate professor in the Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina, and director of the MUSC Friedman Center for Eating Disorders. After earning her bachelor’s degree at the University of Michigan, Dr. Rienecke received her Ph.D. from Northwestern University and completed her clinical psychology internship and postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Chicago. She was part of the eating disorders program at the University of Chicago for ten years before returning to the University of Michigan to build the U-M comprehensive eating disorders program. Her research interests include the role of expressed emotion in treatment outcome for adolescent anorexia nervosa and bulimia nervosa. She is the past recipient of an NIMH Diversity Supplement and the National Eating Disorder Association’s Young Investigator Grant to fund her research on expressed emotion. Dr. Rienecke is a faculty member of the training institute for child and adolescent eating disorders and provides consultation to therapists interested in becoming certified to conduct family-based therapy (FBT) for adolescent eating disorders. She is the only FBT-certified psychologist in the state of South Carolina.