Today we have the good fortune to hear from Dr. Kelly Klump whose contributions to the field of eating disorders are indeed invaluable. Inspired by one of her early mentors, Professor Gloria Leon, Dr. Klump has embarked on a journey of groundbreaking research that reshapes our understanding of the complex interplay between genetics, hormones, and environmental factors in the development of eating disorders. Dr. Klump’s exploration of gonadal hormones, including estrogen, progesterone, and testosterone, is steadily uncovering the relationship of hormonal fluctuations, particularly during puberty, to the onset and expression of eating disorders. Translating these findings to clinical practice has the potential to inform more effective prevention strategies and personalized interventions for individuals at risk of developing eating disorders.