Elizabeth Anderson, PhD

Associate Professor, Nursing (Affiliate)

Research Overview

Dr. Elizabeth Anderson has worked clinically and conducted research with persons with HIV/AIDS for more than 15 years. Her research focus is on factors influencing coping with HIV including nausea, anxiety, health care relationships, and medication adherence. She is a co-investigator with Richard Fortinsky, PhD from the UCHC Center on Aging on an InCHIP grant Influences on Medication Adherence in Older Adults with HIV. Dr. Anderson has been a collaborator with Patricia J. Neafsey, PhD on her NIH funded grant Reducing Adverse Self-Medication Behaviors in Older Adults with hypertension. While at the University of Maryland, she was a co-investigator on an NIH-funded interventional research study to reduce high risk behaviors among imprisoned women at risk for HIV. She also has extensive experience in phenomenological research with community-based persons living with HIV/AIDS. She is currently working with William Barta, PhD and Deborah Shelton, PhD on development of their grants to reduce high risk behaviors and improve self-care behaviors among recently released inmates.


Postdoctoral appointment, University of Rochester, 1993
Ph.D., University of Rochester, 1992 (nursing psychology)
M.S., Wayne State University, 1977 (community nursing)
B.S.N., University of Bridgeport, 1971

Recent Publications

Contact Information
Mailing AddressSchool of Nursing
231 Glenbrook Road, Unit 4026
Storrs, CT 06269-4026
Office LocationStorrs Hall, Room 213