Anne N. Banducci, PhD
Assistant Professor
Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine

PhD, University of Maryland
MS, University of Maryland
BS, Brown University

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 Chobanian and Avedisian 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

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  1. Livingston NA, Sarpong A, Sistad R, Roth C, Banducci AN, Simpson T, Hyde J, Davenport M, Weisberg R. Gender differences in receipt of telehealth versus in person behavioral therapy, medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD), and 90-day MOUD retention during the pandemic: A retrospective veteran cohort study. J Subst Use Addict Treat. 2024 Jan; 156:209188.View Related Profiles. PMID: 37866437
  2. Livingston NA, Davenport M, Head M, Henke R, LeBeau LS, Gibson TB, Banducci AN, Sarpong A, Jayanthi S, Roth C, Camacho-Cook J, Meng F, Hyde J, Mulvaney-Day N, White M, Chen DC, Stein MD, Weisberg R. The impact of COVID-19 and rapid policy exemptions expanding on access to medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD): A nationwide Veterans Health Administration cohort study. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2022 Dec 01; 241:109678.View Related Profiles. PMID: 36368167; PMCID: PMC9624112; DOI: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2022.109678;
  3. Banducci AN, Fondren A, Bocanegra A, Crespo M, Contractor AA. Processing of Positive Memories Technique: Feedback From Trauma-Exposed Clients on Processing of Positive Memories Technique Components, Format, and Feasibility. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2023 Apr 01; 211(4):289-297. PMID: 36191339; PMCID: PMC10062653; DOI: 10.1097/NMD.0000000000001599;
  4. Contractor AA, Banducci AN, Jin L. The Relationship between Positive Memory Phenomenology and Alcohol Use among Trauma-Exposed Individuals. Subst Use Misuse. 2022; 57(6):929-939. PMID: 35345976
  5. Contractor AA, Banducci AN, Weiss NH. Critical considerations for the positive memory-posttraumatic stress disorder model. Clin Psychol Psychother. 2022 Jan; 29(1):81-91. PMID: 33870586
  6. Contractor AA, Caldas SV, Banducci AN, Armour C. A pilot study examining roles of cognitions and affect between positive memory processing and posttraumatic stress disorder symptom severity. Psychol Trauma. 2022 May; 14(4):661-668. PMID: 33734770
  7. Livingston NA, Ameral V, Banducci AN, Weisberg RB. Unprecedented need and recommendations for harnessing data to guide future policy and practice for opioid use disorder treatment following COVID-19. J Subst Abuse Treat. 2021 03; 122:108222.View Related Profiles. PMID: 33303255; PMCID: PMC7973255; DOI: 10.1016/j.jsat.2020.108222;
  8. 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 08; 28(7):950-956. PMID: 32633631; PMCID: PMC7484292; DOI: 10.1080/09658211.2020.1788603;
  9. 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; PMCID: PMC7451398; DOI: 10.1037/tra0000824;
  10. 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; PMCID: PMC6923756; DOI: 10.1016/j.jbtep.2019.101516;
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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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