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Dr. Anderson is a licensed psychologist who earned her Ph.D. 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.
Dr. 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. Dr Anderson also maintains a part-time private practice, specializing in pediatric overweight, anxiety/trauma, and behavioral disorders.