Digital Seminars, DVDs, and CDs

Dr. Riana Elyse Anderson is a fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University and on leave as an assistant professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education at the University of Michigan’s School of Public Health. She earned her PhD in clinical and community psychology at the University of Virginia and completed a clinical and community psychology residency at Yale University’s School of Medicine and a fellowship in applied psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. On the whole, Dr. Anderson aims to facilitate healing in black families with practical applications of her research and clinical services, as well as through public engagement, teaching, mentorship, and policy recommendations. Dr. Anderson uses mixed methods to study discrimination and racial socialization in black families and apply her findings to help families reduce racial stress and heal from racial trauma. She is particularly interested in how family-based interventions help to improve black youth’s psychosocial well-being and health-related behaviors.

Dr. Anderson is the developer and director of the EMBRace (Engaging, Managing, and Bonding through Race) intervention and CEO and founder of RACE Space Inc., and loves to translate her work for a variety of audiences, particularly those whom she serves in the community, via blogs, video, and literary articles. Dr. Anderson’s work has garnered hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants and has been supported by the Ford Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, WT Grant Foundation, National Institute of Health, Society for Research in Child Development, and the Michigan Health Endowment Foundation. She has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles and contributed to a range of blogs, articles, and media, including CNN, The New York Times, Washington Post, The Times London, Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Women’s Health, WebMD, and NBC’s Newsroom.

Dr. Anderson is involved nationally and is an appointed member of several work groups, including the American Psychological Association’s Children, Youth, and Families committee and the Society for Research on Adolescence’s Anti-Racism Task Force. Additionally, for her early career accomplishments, Dr. Anderson has been the recipient of over twenty awards, including national awards from the Society for Research on Adolescence, Society for Research in Child Development, Association of Psychological Sciences, and Federation of Associations in Behavioral & Brain Sciences. Dr. Anderson also serves as the co-host of Our Mental Health Minute, a multimedia organization geared towards reducing stigma in the black community. Finally, Dr. Anderson was born in, raised for, and returned to Detroit and is becoming increasingly addicted to cake pops.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Riana Anderson has employment relationships with RACE Space Inc, Harvard University, Stanford University and receives compensation as a consultant. She receives grants from WT Grant Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. She has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible organizations.

Non-financial: Riana Anderson is an author for Psychotherapy Networker. She is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Public Health Association, Association for Psychological Science, and Society for Research in Child Development.