American Academy of Nursing
Yu-Ping Chang, Nancy Campbell, Sharon Hewner, Carla Jungquist, Marsha L. Lewis
Emeritus: Carol Brewer, Jean K. Brown, Patricia Burns, Patricia T. Castiglia, Juanita Hunter, Mary Ann Jezewski, Patricia McCartney
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Nancy Campbell, Laura Markwick, Pamela Paplham
Gerontological Society of America
International Academy of Addictions Nurses
School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
205 Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8013
Laura Anderson is a licensed psychologist who earned her PhD in counseling and school psychology at the University at Buffalo in 2006, followed by a pediatric postdoctoral residency in the Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.
Anderson currently directs the PULSE Healthy Weight Research Team, a multidisciplinary team focusing on the promotion of healthy weight in at-risk populations. Current research projects focus on (a) removing barriers that prevent parents from participating in health promotion programs, and (b) emphasizing mental health and de-emphasizing dieting in healthy weight promotion. Anderson also maintains a part-time private practice, specializing in pediatric overweight, anxiety/trauma and behavioral disorders.
Anderson currently directs the PULSE Healthy Weight Research Team, a multidisciplinary team focusing on the promotion of healthy weight in obese and weight loss surgery patient populations. Current research projects focus on (a) developing customized, multi-component interventions - delivered virtually or via telehealth - to help promote lifelong weight maintenance, (b) better understanding factors that contribute to successful versus unsuccessful post-surgical weight loss, and (c) emphasizing mental health and de–emphasizing dieting in healthy weight promotion. Anderson also maintains a part–time private practice, specializing in behavioral medicine for obesity, anxiety/trauma, and behavioral disorders.
Clinical studies of obese and bariatric surgery patients (adolescents & adults) via multi-disciplinary behavioral medicine:
Anderson, L. M., & Chacko, T. P. (2018). Bariatric outcomes: Self-management for sustained surgical success: A multicomponent treatment for dysregulated overeating in bariatric surgery patients. Journal of Addictions Nursing, 29(1), 32-42. doi:10.1097/JAN.0000000000000210
Anderson, L. M., Lowry, L. S., & Wuensch, K.L. (2016). Racial differences in adolescents’ answering questions about suicide. Death Studies, 39, 600-604. doi:10.1080/07481187.2015.1047058
Cook-Cottone, C. P., Serwacki, M., Guyker, W., Sodano, S., Nickerson, A., Keddie-Olka, E., & Anderson, L. (2016). The role of anxiety on the experience of peer victimization and eating disorder risk. School Mental Health, 8(3). Advance online publication. doi:10.1007/s12310-016-9178-z
Wang, Y., Min, J., Harris, K., Khuri, J., & Anderson, L. (2016). A systematic examination of food intake and adaptation to the food environment by refugees settled in the United States. Advances in Nutrition, 7(6), 1066-1079. doi:10.3945/an.115.011452
Anderson, L. M., Lowry, L. S., & Wuensch, K. L. (2015). Racial differences in adolescents’ answering questions about suicide. Death Studies, 39(10), 600-604. doi:10.1080/07481187.2015.1047058
Ling, J., Anderson, L. M., & Ji, H. (2015). Self-management training for Chinese obese children at risk for metabolic syndrome: Effectiveness and implications for school health. School Psychology International, 36(2), 189-206. doi:10.1177/0143034314564613
Anderson, L. M., Hayden, B. M., & Tomasula, J. L. (2014). Sexual assault, overweight, and suicide attempts in U.S. adolescents. Suicide and Life Threatening Behavior. Advance online publication. doi:10.1111/sltb.12148
Anderson, L. M., Symoniak, E. M., & Epstein, L. H. (2014). A randomized pilot trial of an integrated school-worksite weight control program. Health Psychology, 33, 1421-1425. doi:10.1037/hea0000007
Cook-Cottone, C. P., Kane, L., & Anderson, L. M. (2014). Elements of counseling children and adolescents. New York, NY: Springer.
Anderson, L. M., & Lowry, L. S. (2013). Suicide risk, ethnicity, and validity: Adolescent self-reports on the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance Survey (YRBSS). Manuscript submitted for publication.
Anderson, L. M., Symoniak, E. M., & Epstein, L. H. (2013). A randomized pilot trial of an integrated school-worksite weight control program. Health Psychology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1037/hea0000007
Anderson, L. M., Moore, J. B., Hayden, B. M., & Becker, C. (2013). Test-retest reliability of the Salutogenic Wellness Promotion Scale (SWPS). Health Education Journal. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0017896912471030.
Anderson, L.M., Aycock, K., Mihalic, C., Kozlowski, D., & Detschner, A. (2013). Geographic patterns of physical education and BMI percentiles: Have legal mandates made a difference? Journal of School Nursing, 29, 52-60.
Tomasula, J., Anderson, L. M., Littleton, H., & Riley-Tillman, T. C. (2012). Sexual assault and suicidal behaviors: Investigation of a national sample. School Psychology Quarterly, 27, 109-119.
Anderson, L. M., & Ongsuco, A. T. S. (2010). Transitioning to post-secondary education with positive mental health: A preliminary correlational study. School Psychology Forum: Research to Practice, 4(3), 25-37.
Hoffman, J. & Anderson, L. M. (2010). Obesity prevention and diet interventions. In P. McCabe & S. Shaw (Eds.), Pediatric disorders: Current topics and interventions for educators (pp. 102-112). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press/NASP.
Anderson, L., Walcott, C., Reck, S. G., & Landau, S. (2009). Issues in monitoring medication effects in the classroom. Psychology in the Schools: Psychopharmacology Special Issue, 46, 820-826.
Anderson, L. M., & Phelps, L. (2009). School-wide healthy weight behaviors: Promoting Universal Longevity via School-family Ecologies (PULSE). Psychology in the Schools, 46, 748-755.