Emerging Scholar Spotlight – Riana Elyse Anderson

Riana Elyse Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Health Behavior & Health Education Department in the School of Public Health at the University of Michigan. Her scholarship addresses culturally specific parenting practices to reduce race-related stress in families. She earned her doctorate in Clinical and Community Psychology at the University of Virginia and was a Clinical and Community Psychology Predoctoral Fellow at Yale University’s School of Medicine. She was a Ford Foundation Postdoctoral Fellow and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leader at the University of Pennsylvania.


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Anderson, R. E., Jones, S. , Anyiwo, N. , McKenny, M. and Gaylord‐Harden, N. (2018), What’s Race Got to Do With It? Racial Socialization’s Contribution to Black Adolescent CopingJournal of Research on Adolescence. doi:10.1111/jora.12440

Anderson, R. E., Jones, S., Navarro, C. C., McKenny, M. C., Mehta, T. J., & Stevenson, H. C. (2018). AAddressing the Mental Health Needs of Black American Youth and Families: A Case Study from the EMBRace InterventionInternational Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 15(5), 898. doi:10.3390/ijerph15050898

Anderson, R. E., McKenny, M., Mitchell, A., Koku, L., & Stevenson, H. C. (2018). EMBRacing Racial Stress and Trauma: Preliminary Feasibility and Coping Responses of a Racial Socialization InterventionJournal of Black Psychology, 44(1), 25-46. https://doi.org/10.1177/0095798417732930

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