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Pediatrics - Psychology

Houston, Texas

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Pediatrics - Psychology
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Barbara J. Anderson, Ph.D.

Barbara J. Anderson, Ph.D. Barbara J. Anderson, Ph.D.
Professor of Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Associate Head, Section of Psychology
Baylor College of Medicine

Contact Information
Barbara J. Anderson, Ph.D.
1102 Bates St.
Feigin Center, Suite 730
bja@bcm.edu
Office Phone: 832-824-0823
Fax: 832-825-9270

Credentials
B.A.Trinity University, San Antonio, TX

Ph.D. Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Fellowship: Dept. of Psychiatry, Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

Certification(s):
• Texas Licensed Psychologist, from 12/2003

Clinical Focus
• Family adaptation to chronic disease; child/adolescent adherence to treatment
Texas Children’s Hospital Psychology Service Website

Research Interests
• Interventions to optimize psychological and health outcomes in pediatric diabetes

Special Interests
• Global advocacy for children with diabetes

Selected Publications
• Anderson, BJ for the TODAY Study Group. Depressive symptoms and quality of life
in adolescents with type 2 diabetes: Baseline data from the TODAY study. Diabetes Care, 2011, in press.

• Anderson, BJ. Behavioral research in pediatric diabetes: Putting the evidence to
work for advocacy and education. Pediatr Diabetes, 2011, in press.

• Anderson BJ, McKay SV. Barriers to glycemic control in youth with type 1 diabetes
and type 2 diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes 2011; 12: 197-205.

• Schwartz DD, Cline, VD, Axelrad ME, Anderson BJ. Feasibility, acceptability and
predictive validity of a psychosocial screening program for children and youth newly diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. Diabetes Care 2011, 34: 326-331.

• Anderson BJ. Living with depression and Type 1 or Type 2 diabetes in late adolescence and young adulthood: Lessons from research. Diabetes Spectrum
2010, 23: 32-37.

Professional Organizations
• American Psychological Association
• American Diabetes Association
• International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes
• Society for Research in Child Development
• Society of Pediatric Psychology

Awards and Honors
• Award for Advocacy and Education (International Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Diabetes, 2010)

• Distinguished Contributions in Behavioral Medicine and Psychology (American Diabetes Association, 2011)

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