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Joel Anderson

JoelAndersonJoel G. Anderson PhD, CHTP, FGSA

Joel G. Anderson, PhD, CHTP, FGSA, is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at the University of Tennessee. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in Nutrition from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington, and a certificate in Advanced Clinical Dementia Practice from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Anderson completed a NIH-funded postdoctoral research fellowship in the conduct of clinical research at the Center for the Study of Complementary and Alternative Therapies at the University of Virginia. Dr. Anderson’s research program focuses on non-pharmacological interventions for symptom management and caregiver support in Alzheimer’s disease and dementia care. This focus includes the use of social media as part of the family caregiving experience, as well as the unique needs of the LGBTQ+ caregiver population and older adults.

Dr. Anderson has received funding from the National Institute on Aging and the Pat Summitt Foundation. He consults on media strategies to promote public and patient involvement in research with the Centre for Medicine and Aging at the University of Stavanger in Stavanger, Norway. Dr. Anderson has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles in numerous academic journals, including Research in Gerontological Nursing, the Journal of Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Brain Research, the Journal of Holistic Nursing, Holistic Nursing Practice, and the Journal of Family Nursing. He is an elected fellow of the Gerontological Society of America, an active member of the International Dementia Scholars Collaborative and the International Family Nursing Association, and member of the Editorial Board for the Journal of Family Nursing. Dr. Anderson is the current President of Healing Beyond Borders.