A scientist and acclaimed international speaker, Dr. Bacon is changing lives through her teaching, research, writing, and transformative workshops and seminars. She holds graduate degrees in physiology, psychology, and exercise science with a specialty in nutrition, and for almost two decades taught courses in social justice, health, weight and nutrition. Bacon’s best-selling books, Health at Every Size and the co-authored Body Respect, have been credited with setting a hopeful new direction in the weight discourse and helping galvanize the global body liberation movement. She has also conducted federally funded studies on health and weight and published in top scientific journals. Her years of experience as a psychotherapist specializing in eating disorders and body image add important depth to her work.