Bio

R alph E. Carson, LD, RD, PhD, has been involved in the clinical treatment of addictions, obesity, and eating disorders for more than thirty years using a neuropsychobiological approach. With a BS from Duke University and BHS from Duke University Medical School, coupled with a BS in nutrition from Oakwood College and a PhD in nutrition from Auburn University, he offers a unique understanding of health, wellness, exercise, and nutrition and how they all affect brain health. He currently consults with numerous addiction and eating disorder treatment centers throughout the country as well as being a highly sought-after speaker at various conferences and workshops. He is an active board member of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals (IAEDP). Working with Academy Medical Systems, he developed workshops for professional groups throughout the United States on topics such as exercise therapy, sports nutrition, eating disorders, and childhood obesity.

Dr. Carson is a consultant at Pine Grove.

Pine Grove Behavioral Health and Addiction Services is known as one of the nation’s most comprehensive treatment campuses. We provide separate inpatient units for adult psychiatric treatment, adult alcohol/drug treatment, and child/adolescent treatment. Additionally, we offer several highly specialized programs: Gentle Path—Treating sexual addictions. Next Step—Helping men regain freedom from the disease of chemical dependency. The Women’s Center—Treating eating disorders and chemical dependency. Professional Enhancement—Serving professionals struggling with vocational issues and interpersonal relationships. Pine Grove is based in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

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