Ohio State ADVANCE launches a new faculty research lecture series focusing on the research journey of Ohio State faculty. Each lecture will feature the research of an invited faculty speaker. Speakers will also share their own research journey as a way to highlight both the challenges and successes that are part of the research process.
This lecture is part of the Ohio State ADVANCE Faculty Research Lecture Series. The mission of Ohio State ADVANCE is to increase the representation, advancement and recruitment of women faculty in the academic STEMM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine) careers, and contribute to the development and success of global research leaders.
About the Speaker:
Barbara L. Andersen is a Distinguished University Professor and a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Psychology, with a joint appointment in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Ohio State University. She is trained as a clinical psychologist with expertise in behavioral medicine. As professor of psychology and member of the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center (CCC) Cancer Control and Immunology Programs since 1989, her research portfolio focuses broadly upon biobehavioral aspects of cancer, studies of psychological mechanisms leading to changes in immunity, inflammation, and poor health outcomes, including cancer progression, and psychological intervention development, testing, and dissemination. She previously held an NIH/National Cancer Institute (K05) Research Career Award (Established Investigator Award in Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral, and Population Sciences from 2004 to 2014. She has authored three books and over 170 research articles in clinical psychology and cancer control and her research has been continuously funded since 1983. While at the University of Iowa she received the Distinguished Faculty Award in Teaching (1985) and the Distinguished Scholar Award in Research (1988). Moving to Ohio State University (OSU) in 1989, she has received the Distinguished Scholar Award (2000) and the Distinguished Lecturer Award (2003). For the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center, she was the first Director of the Behavioral Measurement Shared Resource and the Livestrong Survivorship Center of Excellence (2008-2011). Other awards include the Senior Investigator Award for Outstanding Contributions in Health Psychology from the American Psychological Association (2003), the Minton Hero of Hope Medal of Honor from the ACS (Ohio, 2004), Fellow status in AAAS (2004), Distinguished Senior Investigator Award from the Society of Behavioral Medicine (Cancer SIG, 2015), and the award for Outstanding Education and Training from the American Psychosocial Oncology Society, 2018
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