Riana Elyse Anderson, PhD

Riana is an Assistant Professor in the Health Behaviors & 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.


Dr. Anderson graduated from the University of Michigan in 2006 with a degree in Psychology and Political Science and taught for 2 years with Teach For America in Atlanta, GA. She has also conducted Community Based Participatory Research at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore, MD and neuropsychological research at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C.


Check out a clip of my talk at

Swarthmore's Black Cultural Center

See and hear more content on my media page

EMBRacing our Academic Achievement: Out-of-School Interventions and Educational Outcomes for Black Adolescents
International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development Conference | Gold Coast, Australia


Check out "Our Mental Health Minute", 

the hit infotainment series co-starring

Shawn Jones PhD!

Ever wonder how discrimination impacts parenting? Read some of my articles!

RIana Elyse Anderson

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