Anastasia Browning

Anastasia is a Clinical Psychology PhD student in the social/personality area researching the psychological, social, and contextual determinants of health and health disparities through the lens of precision science and implementation science. She received her research training prior to graduate school as an undergraduate student and post-baccalaureate project manager a the Center for Translational Neuroscience and Center on Parenting and Opioids at the University of Oregon.

Her lived experiences in adolescent financial and housing insecurity have directly informed her academic aims, but have also created barriers to her pursuing higher education in the past. She is incredibly grateful for the immense support that the Raymund Fellowship offers her. Its support will allow her to pursue a research career assisting others who have been met with similar adversities in life. 

As a graduate student at the UO, she hopes to improve the access and delivery of interventions targeting psychological adjustment to chronic illness and disability. She is specifically interested in the transdiagnostic capabilities of Contextual Cognitive Behavioral Therapies (CCBTs) and the mechanisms through which CCBTs such as Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, and Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Behavioral Therapy operate. She aims to improve clinical and health intervention delivery from within settings with limited resources and for historically under-resourced, under-served, and underrepresented groups.