Dr. Regine M. Talleyrand is an Associate Professor and Academic Program Coordinator for the Counseling and Development Program in the College of Education and Human Development at George Mason University. Dr. Talleyrand received her Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from the University of Maryland, College Park in August, 2001. She also received a M.A. in Human Development from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her B.A. degree in Psychology was received from the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Talleyrand's primary research interests are studying mental and physical health disparities in Women of Color. Specifically, her work is focused on examining the manifestation of eating disorder symptoms in Women of Color from a cultural context. Other professional interests include developing culturally relevant counseling and vocational interventions for communities that have been underrepresented and underserved including working with homeless populations. Dr. Talleyrand has published and presented in the areas of eating disorders in African American women, multicultural counseling, career counseling, advising and mentoring relationships and has served as an ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Counseling Psychology, The Counseling Psychologist, and the Journal of Black Psychology. Dr. Talleyrand also serves as an advisor and consultant to the Arlington-Alexandria Coalition for the Homeless, a private, non-profit organization that provides transitional housing and support services for homeless individuals living in the Northern Virginia area. Dr.Talleyrand is known for her work in racial identity and eating disorders with African American women.