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Anne Fernandez, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School
Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Psychiatry, U-M Medical School
Dr. Anne Fernandez, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and licensed clinical psychologist. Her research focuses on surgical optimization for patients with alcohol use disorders, including brief motivational interventions in healthcare settings. The goal of this work is to improve surgical outcomes through early pre-operative intervention that addresses addiction and other behavioral health risk factors. She currently has a career development grant funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism. Dr. Fernandez is a faculty member of the UM Department of Psychiatry Addiction Center and the UM Institute for Healthcare Policy & Innovation.
Dr. Fernandez’s research focuses in the areas of substance use and health psychology, especially surgical optimization for patients with alcohol use disorders. The goal of the research is to improve surgical outcomes through early pre-operative intervention that addresses addiction and other behavioral health risk factors. Her research interests include: Treating Alcohol and Substance Use Disorders, Motivational Interviewing, Cognitive Behavioral Therapies, Relapse Prevention, Alcohol Use Disorders, Behavioral Medicine, and Health Services Research.