Judith Andersen

Associate Professor
Deerfield Hall, Room 4032, 3359 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, ON L5L 1C6


Fields of Study


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.


PhD, University of California, Irvine