Barbara Andersen L PhD

Barbara Andersen L PhD
ProfessorCollege of Arts &
149 Psychology Building 1835 Neil Avenue Columbus Ohio 43210
Phone:614-292-4236Fax: (614) 688-8261
  • Cancer Control

General Research Interest

Trained as a clinical psychologist, cancer control provides Andersen with the opportunity to conduct intellectually stimulating and clinically important biobehavioral research. Her theoretical, empirical, and clinical research focuses upon understanding biobehavioral responses to the diagnosis, treatment, and course of cancer.

Research Description

Dr. Andersen studies biobehavioral aspects of cancer and their implications for disease progression. Follow up work continues on the Stress and Immunity Breast Cancer Project, a randomized clinical trial of a psychological intervention to reduce stress, improve quality of life, health behaviors, and adherence for patients with breast cancer.

Transinstitutional Work

All research is interdisciplinary, including collaborators in surgical and medical oncology, immunology, health behavior change (exercise, diet), and statistics

Current Publications

  • Wu SM, Brothers BM, Farrar W, Andersen BLIndividual Counseling is the Preferred Treatment for Depression in Breast Cancer Survivors.J Psychosoc Oncol in press 0 8/26/2014
  • Thornton LM, Cheavens JS, Heitzmann CA, Dorfman CS, Wu SM, Andersen BLTest of Mindfulness and Hope Components in a Psychological Intervention for Women With Cancer Recurrence.J Consult Clin Psychol in press 6/2/2014
  • Bak K, Somerfield MR, Rowland JH, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Andersen BL, DeRubeis RJ, Berman BS, Gruman J, Champion VL, Massie MJ, Holland JC, Partridge AHScreening, assessment, and care of anxiety and depressive symptoms in adults with cancer: an American Society of Clinical Oncology guideline adaptation.J Clin Oncol 32 1605-19 5/20/2014
  • Wu SM, Yang HC, Thayer JF, Andersen BLAssociation of the physiological stress response with depressive symptoms in patients with breast cancer.Psychosom Med 76 252-6 5/1/2014
  • Thornton LM, Levin AO, Dorfman CS, Godiwala N, Heitzmann C, Andersen BLEmotions and social relationships for breast and gynecologic patients: a qualitative study of coping with recurrence.Psychooncology 23 382-9 4/1/2014
  • Ganz PA, Yip CH, Gralow JR, Distelhorst SR, Albain KS, Andersen BL, Bevilacqua JL, de Azambuja E, El Saghir NS, Kaur R, McTiernan A, Partridge AH, Rowland JH, Singh-Carlson S, Vargo MM, Thompson B, Anderson BOSupportive care after curative treatment for breast cancer (survivorship care): resource allocations in low- and middle-income countries. A Breast Health Global Initiative 2013 consensus statement.Breast 22 606-15 10/1/2013
  • Cardoso F, Bese N, Distelhorst SR, Bevilacqua JL, Ginsburg O, Grunberg SM, Gralla RJ, Steyn A, Pagani O, Partridge AH, Knaul FM, Aapro MS, Andersen BL, Thompson B, Gralow JR, Anderson BOSupportive care during treatment for breast cancer: resource allocations in low- and middle-income countries. A Breast Health Global Initiative 2013 consensus statement.Breast 22 593-605 10/1/2013
  • Wells-Di Gregorio S, Porensky EK, Minotti M, Brown S, Snapp J, Taylor RM, Adolph MD, Everett S, Lowther K, Callahan K, Streva D, Heinke V, Leno D, Flower C, McVey A, Andersen BLThe James Supportive Care Screening: integrating science and practice to meet the NCCN guidelines for distress management at a Comprehensive Cancer Center.Psychooncology 22 2001-8 9/1/2013
  • Brothers BM, Easley A, Salani R, Andersen BLDo survivorship care plans impact patients' evaluations of care? A randomized evaluation with gynecologic oncology patients.Gynecol Oncol 129 554-8 6/1/2013
  • Romito F, Goldzweig G, Cormio C, Hagedoorn M, Andersen BLInformal caregiving for cancer patients.Cancer 119 Suppl 11 2160-9 6/1/2013
  • Roper K, Valentine AD, Wagner LI, Zevon MA, McMillian NR, Freedman-Cass DA, Holland JC, Andersen B, Breitbart WS, Buchmann LO, Compas B, Deshields TL, Dudley MM, Fleishman S, Fulcher CD, Greenberg DB, Greiner CB, Handzo GF, Hoofring L, Hoover C, Jacobsen PB, Kvale E, Levy MH, Loscalzo MJ, McAllister-Black R, Mechanic KY, Palesh O, Pazar JP, Riba MBDistress management.J Natl Compr Canc Netw 11 190-209 2/1/2013
  • Goldfarb SB, Abramsohn E, Andersen BL, Baron SR, Carter J, Dickler M, Florendo J, Freeman L, Githens K, Kushner D, Makelarski JA, Yamada SD, Lindau STA national network to advance the field of cancer and female sexuality.J Sex Med 10 319-25 2/1/2013

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