Janis L. Anderson

Adjunct Lecturer III

Photo: Janis Anderson
(505) 277-4121
Logan Hall, B72E
Ph.D., Vanderbilt University, 1983

Research Interests:

  • Mechanism of action of light therapy for fall/winter depression
  • Chronobiology and pathophysiology of mood disorders
  • Immune system functioning in patients with mood disorder; "Stress and Cytokines in Infertile Patients"
  • Psychiatric and medical disorders comorbid with fall/winter depression
  • Abnormal HPA functioning and glucose regulation in S.A.D.

Selected Publications

  • Anderson, J. L., Mooney, J. J., Peteet, J. R., & Meyer, S. E. (1995).  SPAQ and seasonality in alcohol- and drug-addicted patients: the women are SAD and the men are subsyndromal--is it a problem? Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms 7th Annual Meeting. Frankfurt, Germany. Abstract 2.
  • Anderson, J. L.  (1996). The immune system and major depression. Advances in Neuroimmunology, 6, 119-129.
  • Anderson, J. L., Mirza, N., Fricchione, G. L., & Stefano, G. B.  (1997).  Circadian and sleep-dependent variability in human leukocyte activity. Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry Research Day, Boston MA.
  • Anderson, J. L., Mirza, N. M., Fricchione, G. L., & Vaccaro, B.  (1997).  Circadian and sleep-dependent variability in human leukocytes. Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms 9th Annual Meeting. Vancouver, Canada.
  • Vasile, R.G., Sachs, G., Anderson, J. L., Lafer, B., Matthews, E., & Hill, T.  (1997).  Changes in regional cerebral blood flow following light treatment for seasonal affective disorder: responders versus non-responders. Biological Psychiatry, 42, 1000-1005.
  • Quan SF; Anderson JL; Hodge GK.  (2013).  Use of a supplementary internet based education program improves sleep literacy in college psychology students. J Clin Sleep Med