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Janeane N. Anderson, PhD, MPH

Dr. Janeane Anderson

Assistant Professor
920 Madison Ave., Suite 551
Memphis, TN 38163

Curiculum Vitae

Dr. Janeane N. Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis, Tenn. Dr. Anderson recently completed postdoctoral research fellowships in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University and the College of Medicine at UTHSC. She earned a Ph.D. in Communication from the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and a Master of Public Health degree with an emphasis in health communication from the USC Keck School of Medicine at the University of Southern California. Dr. Anderson’s research targets the relationship between patient-provider communication practices and clinical and quality of life outcomes among women and adolescents of color. She studies the ways in which patients and medical care providers share power and responsibility to achieve patient health goals in sexual health and chronic disease management. She was awarded a National Cancer Institute Diversity supplement (3R01CA218155-01S1) to examine the effect of patient-provider sexual communication on adjuvant endocrine therapy adherence, sexual dysfunction management, and sexual quality of life among Black women with early-stage hormone receptor-positive breast cancer. She is also co-leading an NCI-funded study to explore patient-provider communication, treatment adherence and sexuality disclosure issues among lesbian, bisexual, and queer women with breast cancer (5R01CA218155-02).

Dr. Anderson’s program of research HIV/STI prevention interventions for people of color, specifically Black women, adolescents, and sexual minorities. She has participated in several community-based research projects to develop and refine HIV risk-reduction interventions for Black men who have sex with men, homeless Black mothers, teenaged mothers of color, post-incarceration substance users, and high school-aged teens in urban environments. Dr. Anderson also explores digital health advocacy, a concept that describes how teenagers and young adults leverage digital technologies, specifically social media, for information-sharing and peer-to-peer learning, which is theorized to help youth achieve personal health goals and avoid negative consequences of risk behaviors.

Dr. Anderson has a broad background in health communication, with specific training in mixed method research designs (e.g., focus groups, in-depth interviews, survey research) and primary data analysis in psychosocial, cultural, and environmental aspects of sexual health and sexual risk.

Last Published: Jan 14, 2020