Anna Baker

Anna Baker

Assistant Professor of Psychology
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Educational Background

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Johns Hopkins Adherence Research Center, 2014-2016
  • Psychology Resident, University of Mississippi Medical Center/G.V. (Sonny) Montgomery VAMC,  2013-2014
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, Louisiana State University, 2014
  • M.A., Psychology, New York University, 2009
  • B.S., Psychology, University of Florida,  2007

Teaching and Research Interests

My research program focuses on how child/adolescent/parent psychopathology and behavioral factors, such as self-management and transition, relate to health outcomes in chronic illness populations.  I also focus on the implementation of treatments and programs to better address these mental health and behavioral problems in health care settings.

Pediatric Behavioral Health Laboratory

Courses Taught

  • PSYC 211: Health Psychology
  • PSYC 213: Abnormal & Clinical Psychology
  • PSYC 291: Research Methods in Abnormal Psychology
  • PSYC 375: Child Health Psychology

Selected Publications

(name changed from May to Baker)

Karlson, C. W., Baker, AMay, Bromberg, M. H., Elkin, T. D., Majumdar, S., & Palermo, T. M. Pain in pediatric sickle cell disease: Daily use of behavioral prevention strategies. Journal of Pediatric Psychology.

Baker, A. May., Riekert, K. A., Sawicki, G., & Eakin, M. N. CF RISE: Implementing a clinic-based transition program. Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Pulmonology, 28, 250-254 doi:10.1089/ped.2015.0594.

Baker, A. May., Raiker, J. S., Elkin, T. D., Palermo, T. M., & Karlson, C. Internalizing symptoms mediate the relationship between sleep disturbances and pain symptoms in a pediatric hematology/oncology sample. Children's Health Caredoi:10.1080/02739615.2015.1124326

Raiker, J. S., Manning, E., Harrington, B., May, A. C., Leist-Haynes, S., Graves, P. & Karlson, C. (2015) Neurocognitive screening in pediatric brain tumor patients: Reliability and Validity of the Lebby-Asbell Neurocognitive Screening Examination (LANSE).  Brain Injury, 29, 1192-1198.

May, A. C., Rudy, B. M., Jenkins, W. S., Whiting, S. E., Davis, III, T. E., Reuther, E. (2014). Somatic symptoms in those with performance and interaction anxiety versus performance or interaction anxiety alone. Journal of Health Psychology, 19, 1400-1409. doi: 10.1177/1359105313490773.

May, A. C., Rudy, B. M., Davis, III, T. E., & Matson, J. L. (2013). Evidence-based behavioral treatment of dog phobia with young children: Two case examples. Behavior Modification, 37, 143-160. doi:10.1177/0145445512458524.

Davis, T. E., May, A., & Whiting, S. E. (2011). Evidence-based treatment of anxiety and phobia in children and adolescents: Current status and effects on the emotional response. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 592-602. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2011.01.001.