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Laura Anderson, PhD

Assistant Professor

ADDRESS:
School of Nursing
University at Buffalo
205 Wende Hall
Buffalo, NY 14214-8013

PHONE:
716-829-3461

Education

  • PhD, Counseling & School Psychology, University at Buffalo (SUNY)
  • BA, Spanish & Psychology, College at Geneseo (SUNY)

Areas of Research

Healthy weight promotion in at-risk children & families | Ecological interventions (i.e., home food environment & intrapersonal regulation; school-linked interventions) to promote healthy weight | Suicide risk: Influence of co-occurring overweight/obesity

Teaching Responsibilities

NUR 295 Undergraduate statistics
NUR 562 Theoretical Foundations & Perspectives: Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing
Independent Study (Research/Teaching Guidance)

Publications

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.

Honors and Awards

  • 1st Annual Supervisor of the Year Award, East Carolina University, 2009
  • Albert Schweitzer Fellowship Project Winner, Health disparities in Latino Women, 2009
  • New Connections Junior Investigator (Symposia & Training), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
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