Dr. Charlynn Small Ph.D

Assistant Director of Health Promotion


Dr. Small began working at CAPS in 2004 as a post-doctoral intern. She serves as chairperson of the University’s Eating and Body Image Concerns (EBIC) team. She is a frequent speaker at national and international conferences, advocating for the awareness of eating disorders affecting Black women, persons of color, and other underrepresented groups. Dr. Small is a member of the national board of directors of the International Association of Eating Disorders Professionals Foundation (iaedp) and is a certified member and approved supervisor (CEDS-S) of iaedp. She co-founded the Foundation’s African-American Eating Disorders Professionals (AAEDP) committee and currently serves on the board of the Richmond Chapter of iaedp.

Dr. Small has also served on the national advisory board for the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD). Published journal articles focus on multicultural education and on college students with eating disorders. Her co-edited anthology, “Treating Black Women with Eating Disorders: A Clinicians Guide,” Routledge/Taylor & Francis Publishers was released in July 2020.

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International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals Foundation (iaedp)

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


B.A., Winston-Salem State University

M.A., University of the District of Columbia
Clinical/Community psychology

Ph.D., Howard University
School Psychology

Contact Information

(804) 289-8119
(804) 287-1227 (Fax)