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Melissa Lee Anderson PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionUMass Chan Medical School
DepartmentPsychiatry
AddressUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave North
Worcester MA 01605
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    InstitutionT.H. Chan School of Medicine
    DepartmentPsychiatry

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentClinical Population Health Research

    InstitutionMorningside Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
    DepartmentMasters in Clinical Investigation


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    Boston University, Boston, MA, United StatesBAPsychology
    Boston University, Boston, MA, United StatesBSDeaf Studies
    Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, United StatesMAPsychology
    Gallaudet University, Washington, DC, United StatesPHDClinical Psychology

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    Melissa is a Gallaudet University-trained psychologist and clinical researcher who strives to provide accessible behavioral healthcare to members of the U.S. Deaf community. She founded the DeafYES! Center for Deaf Empowerment and Recovery at UMass Chan Medical School in 2014, where she has continually provided outpatient therapy and conducted research on Deaf mental health care.



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    1. Thompson MJ, Anderson ML, Cook AJ, Ehrlich K, Hall YN, Hsu C, Margolis KL, McClure JB, Munson SA, Green BB. Acceptability and Adherence to Home, Kiosk, and Clinic Blood Pressure Measurement Compared to 24-H Ambulatory Monitoring. J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Jan 17. PMID: 36650328.
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    2. Winer RL, Lin J, Anderson ML, Tiro JA, Meenan RT, Hansen K, Gao H, Sparks A, Greene DN, Kilgore-Martin S, Green BB, Buist DSM. Design of a pragmatic randomized controlled trial of home-based human papillomavirus (HPV) self-sampling for increasing cervical cancer screening uptake in a U.S. healthcare system: The STEP trial. Contemp Clin Trials. 2022 11; 122:106960. PMID: 36241145.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansCellsPHPublic Health
    3. James TG, Argenyi MS, Guardino DL, McKee MM, Wilson JAB, Sullivan MK, Griest Schwartzman E, Anderson ML. Communication Access In Mental Health And Substance Use Treatment Facilities For Deaf American Sign Language Users. Health Aff (Millwood). 2022 10; 41(10):1413-1422. PMID: 36190883.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. Chen JA, Anderson ML, Cherkin DC, Balderson BH, Cook AJ, Sherman KJ, Turner JA. Moderators and Nonspecific Predictors of Treatment Benefits in a Randomized Trial of Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction vs Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy vs Usual Care for Chronic Low Back Pain. J Pain. 2023 Feb; 24(2):282-303. PMID: 36180008.
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    5. Blasi PR, Scrol A, Anderson ML, Gray MF, Tiffany B, Fullerton SM, Ralston JD, Leppig KA, Henrikson NB. Feasibility, acceptability, and limited efficacy of health system-led familial risk notification: protocol for a mixed-methods evaluation. Pilot Feasibility Stud. 2022 Aug 09; 8(1):174. PMID: 35945632.
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    6. Wilkins AM, Morere DA, Pick LH, Day LA, Anderson ML. Characteristics of Psychologists Assessing Deaf and Hard of Hearing Clients. J Deaf Stud Deaf Educ. 2022 03 17; 27(2):115-124. PMID: 34952541.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    7. Anderson ML, Riker T, Wilkins AM. Application of the truth and reconciliation model to meaningfully engage deaf sign language users in the research process. Cultur Divers Ethnic Minor Psychol. 2023 Jan; 29(1):15-23. PMID: 34197145.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    8. Anderson ML, Glickman NS, Wolf Craig KS, Sortwell Crane AK, Wilkins AM, Najavits LM. Developing Signs of Safety: A Deaf-accessible counselling toolkit for trauma and addiction. Clin Psychol Psychother. 2021 Nov; 28(6):1562-1573. PMID: 33847426.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    9. Anderson ML, Wolf Craig KS, Hostovsky S, Bligh M, Bramande E, Walker K, Biebel K, Byatt N. Creating the Capacity to Screen Deaf Women for Perinatal Depression: A Pilot Study. Midwifery. 2021 Jan; 92:102867. PMID: 33166783.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:HumansPHPublic Health
    10. Anderson ML, Turbow S, Willgerodt MA, Ruhnke GW. Education in a Crisis: The Opportunity of Our Lives. J Hosp Med. 2020 05; 15(5):287-289. PMID: 32379031.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    
    11. Anderson ML, Riker T, Hakulin S, Meehan J, Gagne K, Higgins T, Stout E, Pici-D'Ottavio E, Cappetta K, Wolf Craig KS. Deaf ACCESS: Adapting Consent Through Community Engagement and State-of-the-Art Simulation. J Deaf Stud Deaf Educ. 2020 01 03; 25(1):115-125. PMID: 31782774.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    12. Day SJ, Cappetta KA, Anderson ML. A Brief Report: Interpersonal Violence Exposure and Violence Myth Acceptance in the Ohio Deaf Community. JADARA. 2019; 52(2):1-10. PMID: 34142110.
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    13. Anderson ML, Riker T, Gagne K, Hakulin S, Higgins T, Meehan J, Stout E, Pici-D'Ottavio E, Cappetta K, Wolf Craig KS. Deaf Qualitative Health Research: Leveraging Technology to Conduct Linguistically and Sociopolitically Appropriate Methods of Inquiry. Qual Health Res. 2018 09; 28(11):1813-1824. PMID: 29890891.
      Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    14. Anderson ML, Chang BH, Kini N. Alcohol and drug use among deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals: A secondary analysis of NHANES 2013-2014. Subst Abus. 2018; 39(3):390-397. PMID: 29452067.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    15. Hall WC, Levin LL, Anderson ML. Language deprivation syndrome: a possible neurodevelopmental disorder with sociocultural origins. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2017 06; 52(6):761-776. PMID: 28204923.
      Citations: 27     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    16. Anderson ML, Wolf Craig KS, Ziedonis DM. Barriers and Facilitators to Deaf Trauma Survivors' Help-Seeking Behavior: Lessons for Behavioral Clinical Trials Research. J Deaf Stud Deaf Educ. 2017 Jan; 22(1):118-130. PMID: 27881479.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    17. Anderson ML, Wolf Craig KS, Ziedonis DM. Deaf people's help-seeking following trauma: Experiences with and recommendations for the Massachusetts behavioral health care system. Psychol Trauma. 2017 03; 9(2):239-248. PMID: 27797568.
      Citations: 4     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    18. Anderson ML. Capsule Commentary on Vasunilashorn et al., Quantifying the Severity of a Delirium Episode throughout Hospitalization: The Combined Importance of Intensity and Duration. J Gen Intern Med. 2016 10; 31(10):1217. PMID: 27067348.
      Citations:    Fields:    Translation:Humans
    19. Anderson ML, Wolf Craig KS, Hall WC, Ziedonis DM. A Pilot Study of Deaf Trauma Survivors' Experiences: Early Traumas Unique to Being Deaf in a Hearing World. J Child Adolesc Trauma. 2016 Dec; 9(4):353-358. PMID: 28138351.
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    20. Anderson ML, Wolf Craig KS, Hall WC, Ziedonis DM. A pilot study of deaf trauma survivors’ experiences: Early traumas unique to being deaf in a hearing world. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma. 2016; (Online 1st). View Publication.
    21. Anderson ML, Sortwell A, Wolf Craig KS, Ziedonis DM . Symptom patterns of posttraumatic stress disorder among deaf trauma survivors. JADARA. 2016; 1(50). View Publication.
    22. Mundon CR, Anderson ML, Najavits LM. Attitudes toward Substance Abuse Clients: An Empirical Study of Clinical Psychology Trainees. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2015 Sep-Oct; 47(4):293-300. PMID: 26375324.
      Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    23. Anderson ML, Glickman NS, Mistler LA, Gonzalez M. Working therapeutically with deaf people recovering from trauma and addiction. Psychiatr Rehabil J. 2016 Mar; 39(1):27-32. PMID: 25984736.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    24. Patitz BJ, Anderson ML, Najavits LM. An outcome study of Seeking Safety with rural community-based women. Journal of Rural Mental Health. 2015; 1(39):54-58.
    25. Anderson ML, Najavits LM. Does seeking safety reduce PTSD symptoms in women receiving physical disability compensation? Rehabil Psychol. 2014 Aug; 59(3):349-53. PMID: 24978844.
      Citations: 5     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    26. Anderson ML, Ziedonis DM, Najavits LM. Posttraumatic stress disorder and substance use disorder comorbidity among individuals with physical disabilities: findings from the National Comorbidity Survey Replication. J Trauma Stress. 2014 Apr; 27(2):182-91. PMID: 24659557.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    27. Anderson ML, Kobek Pezzarossi CM. Violence against Deaf women: effect of partner hearing status. J Deaf Stud Deaf Educ. 2014 Jul; 19(3):411-21. PMID: 24296466.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    28. Melissa L. Anderson: APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology. Am Psychol. 2012 Nov; 67(8):716-7. PMID: 23163470.
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    29. Gilbert G, Clark MD, & Anderson ML. Do deaf individuals’ dating scripts follow the traditional sexual script?. Sexuality and Culture. 2012; 1(16):90-99.
    30. Anderson ML, Kobek Pezzarossi CM. Is it abuse? Deaf female undergraduates' labeling of partner violence. J Deaf Stud Deaf Educ. 2012; 17(2):273-86. PMID: 22140216.
      Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    31. Anderson ML, Leigh IW. Intimate partner violence against deaf female college students. Violence Against Women. 2011 Jul; 17(7):822-34. PMID: 21676984.
      Citations: 16     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    32. Anderson ML, Leigh IW, & Samar VJ. Intimate partner violence against deaf women: A review. Aggression and Violent Behavior: A Review Journal. 2011; 3(16):200-206.
    33. Wolf Craig KS, Crisologo AC, Anderson ML, Sutton N, & Leigh IW. Reliability and validity of the Adapted COPE Scale with deaf college students. JADARA. 2011; 3(44):116-133.
    34. Allen TE, Anderson ML. Deaf students and their classroom communication: an evaluation of higher order categorical interactions among school and background characteristics. J Deaf Stud Deaf Educ. 2010; 15(4):334-47. PMID: 20624758.
      Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    35. Myers C, Clark MD, Musyoka MM, Anderson ML, Gilbert GL, Agyen S, Hauser PC. Black deaf individuals' reading skills: influence of ASL, culture, family characteristics, reading experience, and education. Am Ann Deaf. 2010; 155(4):449-57. PMID: 21305979.
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    36. Anderson ML, & Leigh, IW. Internal consistency and factor structure of the Revised Conflict Tactics Scales in a sample of deaf female college students. Journal of Family Violence. 2010; 5(25):475-483.
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