Anne N. Banducci, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University School of Medicine
Dept of Psychiatry

PhD, University of Maryland
MS, University of Maryland

I am a staff psychologist and military sexual trauma coordinator at the VA Boston Healthcare System. I also am an assistant professor of psychiatry at the Boston University School of Medicine.

I received my B.S. in Psychology from Brown University. I completed my Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. During that time, I completed a pre-doctoral NIDA F31 grant focused on the role of distress tolerance and other factors on the development of substance use among youth. I completed my pre-doctoral psychology internship at the Mississippi Consortium (the University of Mississippi Medical Center and the G. V. (Sonny) Montgomery Veterans Affairs Medical Center) and my post doctoral fellowship at Stanford University/the VA Palo Alto Health Care System.

My research explores the effects of trauma across the lifespan, with a focus on negative outcomes predicted by trauma (e.g., risky sex, substance use, and internalizing disorders) and potential mediators and moderators of the post-trauma trajectory (e.g., low distress tolerance, genetics). I seek to apply this knowledge in developing novel treatments for veterans dually-diagnosed with PTSD and substance use disorders (SUDs). Specifically, I am interested in increasing the retention and engagement of difficult-to-treat populations. I hope to target common factors linking PTSD-SUD (e.g., low distress tolerance) by developing add-on treatment modules to help veterans who may struggle with existing interventions.

VA Boston Healthcare System

2016 Addictive Behaviors Journal: Outstanding Reviewer
2013 ABCT Addictive Behaviors Special Interest Group: Outstanding Poster Award
2013 NIDA/NIAAA Early Career Investigator: Travel Award for APA Convention
2013 George M. Phillips Award for Graduate Student Research in the Public Interest
2013-2014 NIDA: Travel Award for College on the Problems of Drug Dependence Meeting
2013 American Psychological Association: Student Travel Award for APA Convention
2013 Travel Grant to attend the APA Convention: Jacob K. Goldhaber Foundation
2013 Students for a Science of Clinical Psychology: Student Poster Distinguished Contribution Award
2009-2011 University of Maryland: Block Fellowship
2008-2009 Brown Univeristy: Honors Program
2006 Brown Internship Award Program: Summer Internship Award
2006 Brown University: Aided Internship Program
2004-2008 Elizabeth Zopfi Chace Memorial Scholarship

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  1. Banducci AN, Contractor AA, Weiss NH, Dranger P. Do positive memory characteristics relate to reckless behaviours? an exploratory study in a treatment-seeking traumatised sample. Memory. 2020 Aug; 28(7):950-956. PMID: 32633631
  2. Banducci AN, Weiss NH. Caring for patients with posttraumatic stress and substance use disorders during the COVID-19 pandemic. Psychol Trauma. 2020 Aug; 12(S1):S113-S114. PMID: 32525388
  3. Contractor AA, Banducci AN, Jin L, Keegan FS, Weiss NH. Effects of processing positive memories on posttrauma mental health: A preliminary study in a non-clinical student sample. J Behav Ther Exp Psychiatry. 2020 03; 66:101516. PMID: 31634724
  4. Banducci AN, McCaughey VK, Gradus JL, Street AE. The associations between deployment experiences, PTSD, and alcohol use among male and female veterans. Addict Behav. 2019 11; 98:106032.View Related Profiles. PMID: 31336265
  5. Contractor AA, Banducci AN, Dolan M, Keegan F, Weiss NH. Relation of positive memory recall count and accessibility with post-trauma mental health. Memory. 2019 09; 27(8):1130-1143. PMID: 31189410
  6. Contractor AA, Brown LA, Caldas SV, Banducci AN, Taylor DJ, Armour C, Shea MT. Posttraumatic stress disorder and positive memories: Clinical considerations. J Anxiety Disord. 2018 08; 58:23-32. PMID: 30025253
  7. Banducci AN, Felton JW, Bonn-Miller MO, Lejuez CW. An Examination of the Impact of Childhood Emotional Abuse and Gender on Cannabis Use Trajectories among Community Youth. Transl Issues Psychol Sci. 2018 Mar; 4(1):85-98. PMID: 29930974
  8. Banducci AN, Bonn-Miller MO, Timko C, Rosen CS. Associations between residential treatment length, PTSD, and outpatient healthcare utilization among veterans. Psychol Serv. 2018 Nov; 15(4):529-535. PMID: 29265844
  9. Felton JW, Banducci AN, Shadur JM, Stadnik R, MacPherson L, Lejuez CW. The developmental trajectory of perceived stress mediates the relations between distress tolerance and internalizing symptoms among youth. Dev Psychopathol. 2017 Oct; 29(4):1391-1401. PMID: 28318473
  10. Mansfield AJ, Greenbaum MA, Schaper KM, Banducci AN, Rosen CS. PTSD Care Among Veterans With and Without Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Jun 01; 68(6):632-635. PMID: 28245698; DOI: 10.1176/;
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