Kelly Klump

Kelly L. Klump


Department of Psychology



Kelly L. Klump, MSU Foundation Professor, Department of Psychology, and Fellow, Academy for Eating Disorders (FAED), received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Minnesota. She completed her pre-doctoral, clinical internship at McLean Hospital, Harvard School of Medicine, and her postdoctoral fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Klump’s research examines genetic and biological risk factors for psychiatric phenotypes, most specifically, disordered eating and clinical eating disorders (i.e., anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa). She is particularly interested in developmental changes in these risk factors and their meaning for the development of psychiatric disorders.

She is co-director (with S. Alexandra Burt) of the Michigan State University Twin Registry, a large, population-based twin registry (N ~ 23,000 twins) housed in the MSU Department of Psychology that scientists around the globe can access to study genetic and environmental risk factors, and gene-environment interplay in the development of major medical, psychiatric, and neurodevelopmental disorders.


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