Melissa L. Anderson: APA/APAGS Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology

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Department of Psychiatry, Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center

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Communication Sciences and Disorders | Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence | Health Services Research | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychology


Presents a short biography of the winner of the American Psychological Association/American Psychological Association of Graduate Students Award for Distinguished Graduate Student in Professional Psychology. The 2012 winner is Melissa L. Anderson for her ongoing commitment to understanding, treating, and preventing domestic violence in Deaf women and underserved populations in general. Anderson is passionate in her efforts to study the factors underlying violence toward women and in applying psychological science to intervene in and prevent such abuse. She is dedicated to improving the quality of life and well-being of underserved women and ensuring that services and programs become accessible to them. Anderson's Award citation is also presented.

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Am Psychol. 2012 Nov;67(8):716-7. doi: 10.1037/a0030219.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

The American Psychologist

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