Fellow at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences
Scholar, Racial Stress and Trauma
Health Equity, Mental Health, Public Health
Palo Alto, CA
Riana Elyse Anderson, PhD, LCP is a licensed clinical psychologist and a Fellow at Stanford’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences. Her scholarship addresses coping strategies to reduce race-related stress in Black families. Dr. Anderson strives to improve psychological outcomes for Black youth through culturally and contextually affirming therapeutic programs focused on racism and discrimination, effective coping and healing strategies, and community building, participation, and collaboration. One of her primary goals is to create interventions and youth centers which support the mental and physical health of Black youth in urban communities.