Associate Dean and Professor of Allied Health

Doctor of Philosophy, Molecular Biology, University of Sydney, Australia, 1988
Master of Arts (Ed.), Teachers College Columbia University, New York, NY, 2017
Master of Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Boston, MA, 2004
Bachelor of Rural Science (Honors), Microbiology, University of New England, NSW, Australia, 1982

Expertise: Related: Teaching Interests:

Health promotion and disease prevention

Research (quantitative, qualitative, educational, clinical)

Evidence based medicine

Complementary and integrative health and medicine


Biopsychosocial, cultural, and spiritual aspects of health, wellness and healing

Dr. Anderson has over 25 years of administrative, clinical, research and teaching experience. Her federally-funded research is in the field of complementary and integrative medicine (CIH) for chronic pain in the underserved (pragmatic clinical trials), developing curriculum and instruction in evidence-based medicine, and implementing CIH therapies in biomedical settings. Dr. Anderson is a member of the NIH National Advisory Council for Complementary and Integrative Health, serves as an associate editor for Explore: The Journal of Science and Healing, and is co-chair of the Research Working Group of the Academic Collaborative for Integrative Health. From 2009-2018 she maintained a Chinese medicine private practice at New York University Fertility Center and is an internationally recognized expert in the use of acupuncture to improve assisted reproductive outcomes. In 2020 Dr. Anderson completed the Duke University year-long Leadership in Integrative Health and Medicine program. Can speak to: Wellness, stress management.

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