Faculty Profile: Andrea Busby, Ph.D.

Andrea Busby, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavio
Bio Med Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Work: +1 401-793-3241


Dr. Busby completed her Ph.D. in clinical psychology (health psychology track) at The Ohio State University. She completed her internship training at Rush University Medical Center (behavioral medicine track), and two post-doctoral fellowships at VA Boston Healthcare System (Behavioral Medicine, Medical Informatics).

Dr. Busby is a staff psychologist at The Miriam Hospital, where she provides group and individual weight management treatment in The Miriam Hospital's Weight Management Program. In addition, she provides individual treatment through the Behavioral Medicine Service focused on health behavior change, coping with chronic illness, and management of insomnia and chronic pain.

Dr. Busby joined the faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior in 2013. She provides clinical training for two rotations within the Brown Clinical Psychology Internship Training Program: The Miriam Hospital Behavioral Medicine, Chronic Illness, and Sexual Health Rotation; and The Miriam Hospital Obesity Clinical Research Rotation.

Grants and Awards

Distinguished University Fellowship, The Ohio State University

Excellence in Patient/Health Education Interdisciplinary Team Award (Outpatient Pulmonary Rehabilitation), The Ohio State University Medical Center

H. Frederic Helmholz, Jr., MD Education Research Award, American Respiratory Care Foundation

Herbert A. Toops Award for Creative Dissertation Research, Department of Psychology, The Ohio State University


American Psychological Association
American Psychological Association, Division 38 (Health Psychology)
Society of Behavioral Medicine
American Psychosomatic Society

Funded Research

1. Sex differences in inflammation and disease experience among COPD patients, The Graduate School, The Ohio State University, Alumni Grants for Graduate Research and Scholarship Award, $2,000, 2008-2010, Principal Investigator

2. Gender differences in the experience of COPD among patients in an exercise rehabilitation program, National Institutes of Health, National Center of Research Resources, Grant M01-RR00034 (awarded to and distributed by The Ohio State University General Clinical Research Center), $7,053, 2008-2010, Co-Investigator

3. Helping veterans quit smoking: Enhancement of a behavioral smoking cessation program, Veteran's Administration Public Health Strategies Healthcare Group, FY 2011 Public Health Grant Program, $5,000, 2011, Co-Principal Investigator

4. Prevention and healthy living for HIV, hepatitis C, and influenza, Veteran's Administration Public Health Strategies Healthcare Group, FY 2012 Public Health Grant Program, 2012, $1,500, Principal Investigator

Selected Publications

  • Busby, A.K., Akcakaya, R.L., & Simon, S.R. (2014). Pulmonary rehabilitation maintenance interventions: A systematic review. American Journal of Health Behavior, 38(3), 321-330. (2014)
  • Emery, C.F., Huffman, M.J., & Busby, A.K. (2009). Behavioral medicine in pulmonary rehabilitation: Psychological, cognitive, and social factors. In Hodgkin, J., Celli, B., & Connors, G. (Eds.), Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Guidelines to Success, 4th Edition. St. Louis: Elsevier. (2009)
  • Emery, C.F., Fondow, M.D.M., Schneider, C.M., Christofi, F.L., Hunt, C., Busby, A.K., Needleman, B.J., Melvin, W.S., & Elsayed-Awad, H.M. (2007). Gastric bypass surgery is associated with reduced inflammation and less depression: A preliminary investigation. Obesity Surgery, 17, 763-767. (2007)
  • Silberbogen, A.K., Busby, A.K., & Ulloa, E (in press). Impact of psychological distress on prostate cancer screening and perceptions in veterans. American Journal of Men's Health. ()