Linda Bacon earned her doctorate in physiology from the University of California, Davis, specializing in weight regulation. She also holds graduate degrees in both psychology (specializing in eating disorders and body image) and exercise science (specializing in metabolism), and has professional experience as a researcher, clinical psychotherapist, exercise physiologist, and educator. In addition to serving as an Assistant Researcher in the Nutrition Department, Dr. Bacon teaches Nutrition in the Biology Department at City College of San Francisco and conducts trainings for health professionals on the latest research in weight regulation.
Dr. Bacon´s research examines size acceptance, a reduction in dieting behavior, and a heightened awareness of and response to body signals as a method of supporting improved health.
Linda’s advocacy for "Health at Every Size" has generated a large following on social media platforms, health and nutrition listservs and specialty blogs, and the international lecture circuit. She and her work are quoted regularly in national and international publications, with recent appearances in the New York Times, London Sunday Times, ABC Nightly News with Diane Sawyer, and magazines including Prevention, Glamour, Cooking Light, and National Geographic. Well known for her political and social commentary, Dr. Bacon writes an "experts" column for the Huffington Post and the Association for Size Diversity and Health.