About Dr. Andersen

Judith P. Andersen, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Department of Psychology, University of Toronto Mississauga
Affiliated Faculty of Medicine | University of Toronto

Professor Andersen is a health psychologist who specializes in the psychophysiology of stress and stress-related mental and physical health issues. She has more than a decade of experience working with populations exposed to severe and chronic stress, including combat soldiers and police.

Her ongoing research projects include the development of evidence-based, use of force training programs among police and special forces teams in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Further, she is working to customize evidence-based resilience programs for different sectors of first responders who are exposed to trauma.

Professor Andersen has been working in the area of health disparities research for a number of years. In this line of work, she and her team are investigating the health risk and resilience factors among LGBTQ individuals exposed to discrimination and trauma.


Post-Doctoral Associate: Cornell University

Post-Doctoral Associate: U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital, Syracuse NY

Ph.D., University of California, Irvine

M.A., Counseling and Art Therapy, Albertus Magnus College

  • Counseling Internship: U.S. Veterans Administration Hospital, West Haven, CT

B.Sci., Pacific Union College, summa cum laude

Mentors include: Peter Salovey, Yale UniversityRoxane Cohen Silver and JoAnn Prause, University of California, Irvine; Josh Smyth, Pennsylvania State University; and Thomas Gilovich, Cornell University.