Lisa Anderson

Assistant Professor


I received my PhD in Clinical Psychology from the University at Albany, State University of New York in 2017. I completed an APA-accredited predoctoral clinical internship at the University of Mississippi Medical Center/G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VA Medical Center Psychology Training Consortium and postdoctoral fellowship in the NIMH T32 Midwest Regional Postdoctoral Training Program in Eating Disorders Research at the University of Minnesota. My primary research interests include the identification of biological and behavioral mechanisms that promote eating disorder symptom development and maintenance. My current work aims to examine the computational and neurophysiological processes that underlie threat-based learning and decision-making systems in individuals with eating disorders. This work informs a parallel line of research that aims to develop novel precision treatments for eating disorders.My areas of clinical expertise include the treatment of anxiety and eating disorders, including the adaptation and use of exposure-based cognitive-behavioral interventions for eating disorders. Within the department, I am a clinician in the Interventional Psychiatry program.

Research Summary

My research seeks to identify and characterize the behavioral and biological factors that contribute to the risk and maintenance of eating disorders, in order to inform efforts to develop and optimize novel, targeted treatments for individuals with eating disorder psychopathology.

Clinical Summary

Anxiety Disorders; Eating Disorders; Body Image; Obesity





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