Judith Andersen

Judith Andersen

Associate Professor

Area of Research

bio-psycho-social health psychology; evidence-based interventions for performing during stress; mental and physical health; trauma, psychophysiology;  post-traumatic stress disorder; research with first responders and law enforcement officers


Judith Andersen is a health psychologist whose research interests focus on the biopsychosocial mechanisms by which stress impacts health and occupational performance. In addition to lab studies, she uses ambulatory psychophysiological equipment to conduct field research with people who experience trauma and severe stress. Prof. Andersen’s on-going research projects include resilience training and research on the health and performance outcomes of psychophysiological stress intervention techniques for civilians, police and military personnel.

B.Sc. (Psychology, Pacific Union College)
M.A. (Counseling and Art Therapy, Albertus Magnus College)
M.A. (School of Social Ecology, University of California, Irvine)
Ph. D. (Health Psychology, University of California, Irvine)