Gayle Brooks, PhD, CEDS-S

Gayle Brooks, PhD, CEDS-S is Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer for The Renfrew Center. Dr. Brooks leads the Renfrew Clinical Excellence Board, Research Department and the Clinical Training Department. She has clinical and administrative oversight responsibility for Renfrew’s residential facility in Florida and for the non-residential sites in TN, TX, NC, FL, GA and CA. For the past 30 years, she has treated patients from diverse backgrounds who suffer from eating disorders.

Dr. Brooks served as the eating disorders specialist in the HBO film Thin, has appeared on Good Morning America and has been featured in the following publications: The New York Times, People Magazine, Essence Magazine and Perspectives, The Renfrew Center Foundation’s journal for professionals. A frequent presenter at conferences and workshops, Dr. Brooks speaks on topics such as the Unified Treatment of the complex patient, eating disorders and cultural diversity, the interplay between eating disorders and trauma, and eating disorders in mid-life women. Dr. Brooks is Chairperson of the iaedp™ Senior Advisory Council, a member of its African American Eating Disorders Professionals (AAEDP-BIPOC) Committee and is former Co-Chair of the AED Diversity SIG. Contact: (954)-671-6165 / Email:,

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