Professor, Psychology Professor, COPH - Health Behavioral & Health Promotion Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Institute for Behavioral Medicine Research
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health
Wexner Medical Center
1835 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
General Research: Dr. Andersen’s current work focuses on biobehavioral aspects of hematologic cancers, biobehavioral interventions for gynecologic oncology patients, training of mental health professionals, and dissemination and implementation of biobehavioral interventions.
My Research Lab: Stress and Immunity Cancer Projects
Research/Clinical Interest: Biobehavioral interventions, cancer
Current Research Projects:
Psychological and Inflammatory Responses in Relapsed/Refractory Patients with Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL): This research examines psychological (e.g., stress, depression), physical (e.g., fatigue, pain, sleep disturbance), and inflammatory (e.g., IL-6, TNF-alpha, vascular endothelial growth hormone, etc.) variables and their covariation in patients with relapsed refractory chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) receiving a novel drug therapy, Ibrutinib.
The From Cancer to Health™ Biobehavioral Intervention Training for Mental Health Care Professionals: The goal of this project is to train supportive care professionals in the use of the biobehavioral intervention in order to improve care of cancer patients and survivors by the delivery of empirically supported treatment.
From Cancer to Health™ Dissemination Project (C2H-D): In addition to the training aim of the project above, this project will evaluate the effectiveness of the intervention as delivered by the newly trained providers on their patients’ outcomes.
Active Funding: NIH
Andersen, B.L., Anderson, B., & deProsse, C. (1989). Controlled prospective longitudinal study of women with cancer: I. Sexual functioning outcomes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 57, 683-691. And: II. Psychological outcomes. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 57, 692-697.
Andersen, B.L., Kiecolt-Glaser, J.K., & Glaser, R. (1994). A biobehavioral model of cancer stress and disease course. American Psychologist, 49, 389-404. Andersen, B.L., & Cyranowski, J.C. (1994). Women's sexual self schema. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 67, 1079-1100.
Andersen, B.L., Farrar, W.B., Golden-Kreutz, D., et al. (1998). Stress and immune responses following surgical treatment of regional breast cancer. Journal of the National Cancer Institute, 90 (1), 30-36.
Andersen, B.L., & Cyranowski, J.C., & Espindle, D. (1999). Men's sexual self schema. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 76, 645-661.
Andersen, B.L. (2002). Biobehavioral outcomes following psychological interventions for cancer patients. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 70, 590-610.
Andersen, B.L., Farrar, W.B., Carson, W.E.III. et al. (2004). Psychological, behavioral, and immune changes following a psychological intervention: A clinical trial. Journal of Clinical Oncology, 22 (17), 3570-3580.
Andersen, B.L., Yang, H.C., Carson, W.E. III, et al. (2008). Psychological intervention improves survival for breast cancer patients: A randomized clinical trial. Cancer, 113, 3450-3458.
Yang, H.C., Thornton, L.M., Shapiro, C.L., & Andersen, B.L. (2008). Surviving recurrence: Psychological and quality of life recovery. Cancer, 112, 1178-1187.
Levin, A.O., Carpenter, K.M., Andersen, B.L, et al. (2010). Sexual morbidity associated with poorer psychological adjustment among gynecological cancer survivors. International Journal of Gynecological Cancer, 20, 461-470.
Andersen, B.L., Thornton, L.M., Carson, W.E., III, et al. (2010). Biobehavioral, immune, and health benefits following recurrence for psychological intervention participants. Clinical Cancer Research, 16(12).
Marlena Ryba, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher
Kyle Patterson, Lab Coordinator
Matt McShane, Data Manager
Jamie Stamm, Research Associate/Assessor
Predoctoral Student Researchers
Brittany Brothers, PhD, Department of Psychology and Brain Sciences, Indiana University Bloomington
John Byrd, MD, Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University
Kristen Carpenter, PhD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, The Ohio State University
William Carson, MD, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, The Ohio State University
David Cohn, MD, Division of Gynecologic Oncology, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology, The Ohio State University
Amy Johnson, PhD, Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University
Kami Maddocks, MD, Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University
Larry Maxwell, MD, FACOG, COL (ret) U.S. Army, Chairman, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Inova Fairfax Hospital, VA
Jennifer Woyach, MD, Division of Hematology Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, The Ohio State University
Education and Training:
Education 1973 B.S., University of Illinois
1980 Ph.D., University of Illinois
- present Psychosomatic Medicine 1986 Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology
- 1986 - 1989 Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
- 1986 - 2002 Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology
- 1987 - 1995 Journal of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology
- 1989 - 1992 Journal of Sex Research
- 1990 - 1993 Annals of Behavioral Medicine
- 1991 - 1996 Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
- 2005 - present Archives of Sexual Behavior
- 2007 - present The Open Clinical Cancer Journal
Society/Memberships: American Psychological Association, Fellow of Divisions 12 and 38 Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research, Fellow Society of Behavioral Medicine, Fellow International Gynecologic Cancer Society Western Association of Gynecologic Oncologists, Invited honorary member Society of Psychosomatic Obstetrics and Gynecology.