Rebecca Boswell of Penn Medicine Princeton Honored by YWCA Princeton
Rebecca Boswell, Ph.D.
Rebecca Boswell, Ph.D., supervising psychologist at Penn Medicine Princeton Center for Eating Disorders, was recently honored in YWCA Princeton’s Tribute to Women, an annual awards ceremony celebrating professionals, volunteers, and activists who promote equity and support underserved and marginalized communities.
The Princeton Center for Eating Disorders — administered by Penn Medicine Princeton House Behavioral Health and housed at Princeton Medical Center in Plainsboro — provides inpatient treatment for adults, adolescents, and children age 8 and older who are diagnosed with anorexia, bulimia, and other eating disorders.
As supervising psychologist, Boswell has worked tirelessly to combat weight bias and to educate professionals and the public about the true nature of eating disorders, which many people wrongly assume afflict only a certain subset of the population.
“Dr. Boswell is dedicated to ensuring people of all races, genders, socioeconomic backgrounds and body types have high-quality treatment,” Marguerite Pedley, Ph.D., senior vice president, Princeton House Behavioral Health, wrote in a letter nominating Boswell for the Tribute to Women award. “This work clearly aligns with the mission of YWCA Princeton to eliminate racism, empower women, and promote peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all.”
Boswell formed, and now leads, a psychotherapy group at Princeton Center for Eating Disorders that empowers individuals to explore ideas about body image, health, and wellness. She also started the Gender Talk series at Princeton Health, shining a light on the critical importance of providing gender-affirming care to promote better mental and physical health outcomes for individuals who are transgender or non-binary.
YWCA Princeton’s Tribute to Women Awards were presented March 31 at the Hyatt Regency Princeton in West Windsor. This was the first time since 2019 that the awards ceremony was held in person.