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Janis Louise Anderson, Ph.D.

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Vanderbilt University, Nashville TNPhD1983Clinical Psychology/Neurobiology
University of Rochester, Rochester NY1986Research/Clinical Postdoctoral Fellowships
National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda MD1989Postdoctoral Research
University of Basel, Basel Switzerland1991Postdoctoral Research
Harvard Medical School, Boston MA1988Clinical Research Training Program

FACULTY AFFILIATE Harvard Medical School Division of Sleep Medicine

Sleep Research Society
Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms
Society for Research on Biological Rhythms

Mechanism of action of light therapy for fall/winter depression; Chronobiology and pathophysiology of mood disorders; Immune system functioning in patients with mood disorder; Psychiatric and medical disorders comorbid with fall/winter depression; Use of quizzes to improve learning in undergraduate neurobiology.

8/13- "Sleep: Scientific Investigation" entirely online (Undergraduate)
1/03- "Depression: Diagnosis and Treatment" entirely online (Undergraduate/Graduate)
Dept. of Psychology and Extended University, Univ. of New Mexico

9/02- "Circadian Biology: From Cellular Oscillators to Sleep Regulation" (Undergraduate) Harvard Univ., Dept. of Molecular & Cellular Biology
Course Instructors: Prof. J.W. Hastings, Prof. C.A. Czeisler
My role is preparation of web-based instructional materials for the
Harvard Faculty of Arts and Sciences Instructional Computing Group
course website, including course lecture video-presentations, glossary, and self-tests [http://fas.harvard.edu/~mcb186]

8/01- "Brain and Behavior" entirely on-line using WebCT (Undergraduate)
Dept. of Psychology and Extended University, University of New Mexico

2000-02 Associate Visiting Professor of Psychology; University of New Mexico
"Stress and Health" (Undergraduate/Graduate)
"Hypothalamus and Mood Disorders" (Graduate)
"Brain and Behavior" (Undergraduate) (including WebCT-enhanced and traditional lecture format)
2001-2005 Diagnosis and Treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder
Harvard Longwood Residency Lecture

2000- Diagnosis and Treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder
Brigham & Women's Hospital Psychiatry Fellowship Lecture

1998-2004 Lecturer on Personality Disorders and PTSD
Harvard Medical School, Second Year Students--Introduction to Psychiatry (700): As of November, 2001, I have been developing web- based instructional material to accompany this lecture, using the Harvard Medical School MyCourses website toolkit

11/00 DSM-IV Major Depression as a Hypothalamic Disorder: Studies on Seasonal Affective Disorder; Psychology Area Lecture
Dept. of Psychology, University of New Mexico; Albuquerque NM

Faculty Academic Appointments:
1984-86 University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry:
1984-85 Instructor in Psychiatry (Psychology)
1985-86 Senior Instructor in Psychiatry (Psychology)
1986 Assistant Professor in Psychiatry (Psychology)

1986- Harvard Medical School
1986-88 Research Fellow in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry
1990-95 Instructor in Psychology, Department of Psychiatry
1995- Assistant Professor of Psychology, Dept. of Psychiatry

Appointments at Hospitals/Affiliated Institutions:
1983-85 Assistant Psychologist Department of Psychiatry
Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester NY
1985-86 Psychologist Department of Psychiatry
Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester NY
1986-88 Research Fellow in Psychology Department of Medicine
New England Deaconess Hospital, Boston
1989 Affiliate Member (Psychologist) Medical Staff;
Warren Magnussen Clinical Center
NIH, US Public Health Service, Bethesda MD
1989-2020 Associate Psychologist Psychiatry Division, Dept of Medicine/ Psychiatry, Brigham & Women's Hospital

2000-02 Associate Visiting Professor of Psychology
Department of Psychology University of New Mexico
2002-11 Research Associate Professor (visiting status)
Department of Psychology
University of New Mexico
Outstanding Online Teacher of the Year 2009-2010
2012- Temporary, Part-Time Lecturer
2016- Faculty Affiliate, innovation Academy
Department of Psychology
University of New Mexico
2017-18 University Teaching Fellow

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  1. M01RR002635 (GOTTLIEB, GARY L) Dec 1, 1984 - Mar 31, 2010
    General Clinical Research Center
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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  1. Thomas RC, Weywadt C, Anderson JL, Martinez-Papponi B, McDaniel MA. Testing encourages transfer between factual and application questions in an online learning environment. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition. 2018; 7(2):252-260.
  2. Haimovici F, Anderson JL, Bates GW, Racowsky C, Ginsburg ES, Simovici D, Fichorova RN. Stress, anxiety, and depression of both partners in infertile couples are associated with cytokine levels and adverse IVF outcome. Am J Reprod Immunol. 2018 04; 79(4):e12832. PMID: 29528174.
    Citations: 20     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  3. Bullock B, Murray G, Anderson JL, Cooper-O’Neill T, Gooley JJ, Cain, SW, Lockley SW. Constraint is associated with earlier circadian phase and morningness: Confirmation of relationships between personality and circadian phase using a constant routine protocol. Personality and Individual Differences. 2016; 104:69-74.
  4. Anderson JL, St Hilaire MA, Auger RR, Glod CA, Crow SJ, Rivera AN, Fuentes Salgado SM, Pullen SK, Kaufman TK, Lynch AJ & Wolfe DJ. Is short-wavelength (blue) light necessary for treatment of seasonal affective disorder?. Chronobiology International DOI: 10.1080/07420528.2016.1207660. 2016. View Publication.
  5. Anderson JL. Translating Psychological Research into Practice (LR Grossman & S Walfish (eds)). Clinician Application --Seasonal Affective Disorder. 2014; 262-266.
  6. Quan SF, Anderson JL, Hodge GK. Use of a supplementary internet based education program improves sleep literacy in college psychology students. J Clin Sleep Med. 2013 Feb 01; 9(2):155-60. PMID: 23372469.
    Citations: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  7. McDaniel MA, Wildman KM, & Anderson JL. Using quizzes to enhance summative-assessment performance in a web-based class: An experimental study. Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition doi:10.1016/j.jarmac.2011.10.001. 2011.
  8. Anderson JL, Glod CA, Dai J, Cao Y, Lockley SW. Lux vs. wavelength in light treatment of Seasonal Affective Disorder. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2009 Sep; 120(3):203-12. PMID: 19207131.
    Citations: 32     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  9. McDaniel M, Anderson JL, Derbish MH, & Morrisette N. Testing the “Testing Effect” in the classroom. European Journal of Cognitive Psychology. 2007; 19(4):494-513.
  10. Ash JB, Piazza E, Anderson JL. Light therapy in the clinical management of an eating-disordered adolescent with winter exacerbation. Int J Eat Disord. 1998 Jan; 23(1):93-7. PMID: 9429924.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Vasile RG, Sachs G, Anderson JL, Lafer B, Matthews E, Hill T. Changes in regional cerebral blood flow following light treatment for seasonal affective disorder: responders versus nonresponders. Biol Psychiatry. 1997 Dec 01; 42(11):1000-5. PMID: 9386851.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:HumansCTClinical Trials
  12. Anderson JL, Rosen LN, Mendelson WB, Jacobsen FM, Skwerer RG, Joseph-Vanderpool JR, Duncan CC, Wehr TA, Rosenthal NE. Sleep in fall/winter seasonal affective disorder: effects of light and changing seasons. J Psychosom Res. 1994 May; 38(4):323-37. PMID: 8064650.
    Citations: 15     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  13. Anderson JL, Vasile RG, Mooney JJ, Bloomingdale KL, Samson JA, Schildkraut JJ. Changes in norepinephrine output following light therapy for fall/winter seasonal depression. Biol Psychiatry. 1992 Oct 15; 32(8):700-4. PMID: 1457625.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  14. Wehr TA, Giesen HA, Schulz PM, Anderson JL, Joseph-Vanderpool JR, Kelly K, Kasper S, Rosenthal NE. Contrasts between symptoms of summer depression and winter depression. J Affect Disord. 1991 Dec; 23(4):173-83. PMID: 1791262.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  15. Wirz-Justice A, Anderson J. Morning light exposure for the treatment of winter depression: the one true light therapy? Psychopharmacol Bull. 1990; 26(4):511-20. PMID: 2087544.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Czeisler CA, Kronauer RE, Mooney JJ, Anderson JL, Allan JS. Biologic rhythm disorders, depression, and phototherapy. A new hypothesis. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 1987 Dec; 10(4):687-709. PMID: 3332326.
    Citations: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Yerevanian BI, Anderson JL, Grota LJ, Bray M. Effects of bright incandescent light on seasonal and nonseasonal major depressive disorder. Psychiatry Res. 1986 Aug; 18(4):355-64. PMID: 3749392.
    Citations: 10     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  18. Yerevanian BI, Anderson JL, Milanese E. Effect of weekly testing on dexamethasone suppression test results in normal subjects. Psychiatry Res. 1985 Mar; 14(3):209-13. PMID: 3858893.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Anderson JL. Serotonin receptor changes after chronic antidepressant treatments: ligand binding, electrophysiological, and behavioral studies. Life Sci. 1983 Apr 18; 32(16):1791-801. PMID: 6339859.
    Citations: 6     Fields:    Translation:AnimalsCells
  20. Anderson JL, Leith NJ, Barrett RJ. Tolerance to amphetamine's facilitation of self-stimulation responding: anatomical specificity. Brain Res. 1978 Apr 21; 145(1):37-48. PMID: 638781.
    Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Animals
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