Team Members

Our program leaders include:

 

Medical Director of Psychiatric Services, University Medical Center of Princeton at Plainsboro: Jose Vazquez, MD

Jose Vazquez, MD
Medical Director of Psychiatric Services, University Medical Center of Princeton; Medical Director, Center for Eating Disorders Care

Dr. Vazquez is the Medical Director for all psychiatry services available within the hospital. In this role, he oversees psychiatric consultations hospital-wide, including in the Psychiatric Emergency Room. As Medical Director for the Center for Eating Disorders Care, he oversees the majority of the clinical operations of the eating disorders program.

 

Program Director: Melinda Parisi, PhD

Melinda Parisi-Cummings, PhD
Program Director

A licensed psychologist with nearly 20 years of expertise in eating disorders, Dr. Parisi serves as Program Director for the Center for Eating Disorders Care as well as Administrative Director of Hospital Psychiatry. She has held faculty appointments at Chestnut Hill College, Immaculata University and The College of New Jersey. In addition, she has written and presented extensively on assessment and treatment of eating disorders, as well as the impact of eating disorders on families. Dr. Parisi earned her Master of Science in Education from the University of Pennsylvania and her doctoral degree from Fordham University.