Danyale McCurdy-McKinnon, Ph.D.

Danyale McCurdy-McKinnon, Ph.D.

Clinical Psychologist

Danyale McCurdy-McKinnon, Ph.D. is a licensed clinical psychologist at the University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA). She is the Clinical Psychology Director of the UCLA Fit for Healthy Weight Clinic where she provides brief psychological interventions and psychiatric referrals to pediatric patients struggling with obesity and serves as a clinical supervisor. She also serves as a consultant at the ULCA Anxiety Disorders Research Program and contributes to research pertaining to the biological underpinnings of body dysmorphic disorder and anorexia nervosa. Dr. McCurdy-McKinnon also has a private practice – with offices in Westwood and Downtown Los Angeles – where she specializes in eating disorders and weight issues. She has over a decade of experience working with eating and weight disorders and has been trained by some of the leading experts in the field. Her training began as an undergraduate at Laureate Psychiatric Hospital while attending the University of Oklahoma. She then attended the University of Kansas for graduate school, specializing in behavioral medicine, eating disorders, and obesity management, receiving her Ph.D. in 2010. She then completed a predoctoral internship at the UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience. From 2010-2012, Dr. McCurdy-McKinnon completed a combined research and clinical postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California – San Diego (UCSD) Eating Disorders Program. Following her fellowship, she was an attending psychologist in the UCLA Eating Disorders Program at the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital from 2012-2015. Dr. McCurdy-McKinnon aims to integrate modern empirically supported treatment modalities with attachment theory in her treatment practices, while examining eating pathology and its neurobiological correlates in research.