Debra Anderson

  • Gender and Women's Studies
551 College of Nursing Building
(859) 257–3410, (859) 323–1057
Education

Certificate, Portland State University, 1998 Postdoc, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1998 PhD, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1993 MSN, Indiana University, 1983 BSN, Indiana Central University, 1979 ASN, Vincennes University, 1977

Biography

Debra Anderson received her MSN in community health nursing from Indiana University and a PhD in family nursing from Oregon Health Sciences University. Her dissertation, "Homeless Women: Their Perceptions About Their Families of Origin," was supported by a National Research Service Award. She received a postdoctoral fellowship (1996-98) from OHSU's NIH Institutional Training Grant, "Families in Health, Illness, and Nutrition."

Dr. Anderson expanded on her dissertation research with an AREA grant from the National Institute of Nursing Research, "Factors Influencing Homelessness in Women" (1998-2001). Her work in this field has been published in the Western Journal of Nursing; Journal of Obstetrics, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing; and Public Health Nursing. Her study, "Violence and Stress Experienced by Female Long-Haul Truckers," focused on another vulnerable group of women. That work provided pilot data for an R01 study funded by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health on workplace violence among both male and female long-haul truckers (2002-2006). Her workplace violence research has resulted in six publications, several co-authored with doctoral students whom she mentored. A University of Kentucky funded study, "Workplace Violence and Women Residing in Battered Women Shelters" (2004-05), combined her two areas of interest, workplace violence and homeless women.
 
Dr. Anderson is a public health clinical nurse specialist. She is a member of the American Public Health Association, for which she served as chair of the Public Health Nursing section and is now a member of the Governing Council. In keeping with her role as a public health nurse, she is active in several community groups, including the Girl Scouts and middle and high school organizations. She has also been active in the University Senate, currently serving as its vice chair.
 
Dr. Anderson teaches courses in public health nursing, research, and leadership in the graduate and undergraduate programs. Her favorite role as an educator is mentoring students.
Research

Workplace violence, social support networks, homeless women and families. 

Graduate Training

GRADUATE FACULTY STATUS: Full

Selected Publications: 

 

Anderson, D. G., Fallin, A.  (2013). Family health risks. In Stanhope, M. & Lancaster, J. (Ed.), Foundations of community health nursing: Community-oriented practice ( 4th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby. 
 
Kelly, S. , Anderson, D. G. (2012). Adolescents, gangs, and perceptions of safety, parental engagement, and peer pressure. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services, 50 (10), 20-28.
 
Kelly, S. , Anderson, D. G., Peden, A. R., Hall, L. A., Cerel, J. A. (2012). The effects of exposure to gang violence on adolescent boys' mental health. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 33 (2), 80-88.
 
Kelly, S. , Anderson, D. G., Peden, A. R., Hall, L. A., Cerel, J. A. (2011). Adolescent males' perceptions of gangs and gang violence. Journal of Gang Research, 19 (1), 1-8.
 
Anderson, D. G., Fallin, A.  (2011). Family health risks. In Stanhope, M. & Lancaster, J. (Ed.), Public Health Nursing ( 8th ed.). St. Louis: Mosby. 
 
Anderson, D. G., J, W. H., C, H. D. (2010). Family health risks. In Stanhope, M. & Lancaster, J. (Ed.), Foundations of community health nursing: Community-oriented practice ( 3rd ed., pp. 330-349). St. Louis: Mosby. 
 
Presentations
Kelly, S., Anderson, D.G., Peden, A.R., Hall, L.A., Cerel, J.A. (2009, November).  Adolescent boys' perceptions of gangs and gang violence. 137th Annual Meeting, American Public Health Association, Philadelphia, PA.
 
Anderson, D.G., Kelly, S.E., Fallin, A., Lourie, R. (2009, November).  Emerging leaders in public health nursing: Mentorship and graduate programs . 137th Annual Meeting, American Public Health Association , Philadelphia, PA.
 
Kelly, S., Anderson, D.G., Hall, L.A., Peden, A.R., Cerel, J.A. (2009, June).  The influence of gang violence on adolescents' mental health . 11th European Conference on Traumatic Stress, Oslo, Norway.
 
Jackson, P., Anderson, D.G. (2008, ).  The S.O.S. (Supporting Our Sisters) Project. Fourth Annual Student Scholarship Showcase, Faculty Advisor, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, KY.
 
Short, G., Anderson, D.G., Allweiss, P.H. (2008, ).  Implementation of diabetic group visits into a family medicine clinic and residency training program. National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculties, Louisville, KY.
 
Anderson, D.G., Spears, E.J. (2008, ).  PHN Certificate Program and Leadership Institute . Public Health Nursing Summit, Schools of Public Health Training Center, Chapel Hill, NC.
 
Hannon, J.C., Abel, M.G., Lillie, T., Sell, K., Anderson, D.G., Conlin, G., Bird, K. (2008, May).  Comparison of activity monitor output in free living conditions. National Meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.
 
Abel, M.G., Hannon, J.C., Sell, K., Lillie, T., Conlin, G., Anderson, D.G., Bird, K. (2008, May).  Comparison of activity monitors to count steps and estimate energy expenditure during treadmill ambulation. National meeting of the American College of Sports Medicine, Indianapolis, IN.
 
Kloha, N.R., Anderson, D.G. (2008, March).  An evidence-based toolkit for HPV vaccination of female adolescents in the school setting. Fourth Annual Student Scholarship Showcase, University of Kentucky College of Nursing, Lexington, KY.
 

 

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