Anthony J. Rosellini, PhD
Associate Professor
Boston University School of Public Health
Dept of Epidemiology

PhD, Boston University
MA, Boston University

Dr. Rosellini is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and School of Public Health. He also holds an adjunct appointment in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences and at the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, where he was previously a Research Assistant Professor (2016-2022).

Dr. Rosellini studies the etiology and course of anxiety and mood disorders – also known as internalizing psychopathology. His research uses a combination of clinical psychological and epidemiologic methods to:
(1) Identify and understand the emotional, psychological, and environmental factors (e.g., personality, emotion regulation, stress, trauma) associated with the development and persistence of internalizing psychopathology.
(2) Develop clinically-usefully risk tools that optimally predict the onset, severity, course, and treatment response of internalizing psychopathology and associated behavioral outcomes (e.g., suicide).
(3) Improve clinical assessment, diagnosis, and classification

Dr. Rosellini received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from Boston University. He previously worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Health Care Policy at Harvard Medical School, where he also completed a postdoctoral fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility

-I believe it is unethical to engage in research that could maintain or exacerbate discrimination, stigma, or inequity, and that it is necessary to anticipate how research findings could lead to such outcomes. I critically evaluate my own research questions and findings from the perspective of how they might impact diversity, equity, and inclusivity.
-I have collaborated with several students (e.g., through UROP) on DEIA-focused projects using publicly available data sources (e.g., examining the association between income inequality and depression severity; how discrimination and stigma impacts mental health among LGBT populations).

-I try to foster a open, safe, and nonjudgmental environment where mentees and students are comfortable sharing their ideas, opinions, and goals. Students and trainees must feel safe to test out theories and be wrong, and teachers must demonstrate that they are nonjudgmental when discussing concepts and answering questions.
-I teach Mental Health Epidemiology (SPH EP790) and am currently revising the syllabus using the BUSPH Syllabus Assessment Tool, to ensure that the course is consistent with the school's commitment to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice.

-I serve on the BUSPH Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Committee (DEIJ-C) as a Departmental Representative (Epidemiology). I also am a member of the BUSPH Department of Epidemiology Antiracism Committee (ARC)
-Between 2016 and 2022, I served as the co-chair of Boston University’s Clinical Psychology Colloquium Committee (Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences). A central mission of the Colloquium Committee was to invite scholars from underrepresented groups to speak about issues related to DEIA (e.g., neuroscientific basis of prejudice and dehumanization)
-My training as a cognitive-behavioral therapist has greatly impacted how I think about issues related to diversity, equity, and inclusivity in my research, mentorship, and teaching. I completed my clinical internship training year at the University of Mississippi Medical Center/VA Medical Center in Jackson, Mississippi, an area with among the highest rates of poverty and health problems in the United States. As a graduate student, I completed a clinical placement at a methadone clinic located off Mass Ave and close to BUMC, providing cognitive-behavioral and 12-step based treatments to individuals with opioid use disorders, several of whom were homeless.

Interpersonnel Agreement for Anthony Rosellini
08/01/2020 - 07/31/2022 (PI)
VA Boston Healthcare System

Using Causal Inference and Machine Learning Methods to Predict Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Response
04/09/2019 - 02/28/2022 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health

Developing Risk Algorithms of Internalizing Disorder Etiology and Course
12/01/2016 - 08/31/2020 (PI)
NIH/National Institute of Mental Health


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  1. Rosellini, AJ, Osma, J, Suso, C, Brown, TA. In T Farchione & J Osma (Eds.), Applications of the Unified Protocol for Transdiagnostic Treatment of Emotional Dysregulation in Health Conditions. Transdiagnostic emotional disorder assessment and case formulation in health conditions. Oxford University Press. New York. 2022; (in press).
  2. Rosellini, AJ, Brown, TA. In A Tasman, MB Riba, TG Schulze, CH Ng, CA Alfonso, D Lecic-Tosevski, S Kanba, RD Alarcon, & DM Ndetei (Eds.), Tasman’s Psychiatry. Generalized anxiety disorder. Springer. New York. 2022; (in press).
  3. Smith ML, Seegulam V, Szentkúti P, Horváth-Puhó E, Galea S, Lash TL, Rosellini AJ, Schnurr PP, Sørensen HT, Gradus JL. Risk of psychopathology following traumatic events among immigrants and native-born persons in Denmark. Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol. 2022 Nov 30. PMID: 36449069; DOI: 10.1007/s00127-022-02391-y;
  4. Rosellini, AJ Andrea, AM Galiano, CS Hwang, I Brown, TA Luedtke, A Kessler, RC. Developing transdiagnostic internalizing disorder prognostic indices for outpatient cognitive behavioral therapy. Behavior Therapy. 2022; (in press).
  5. Gradus JL, Rosellini AJ, Szentkúti P, Horváth-Puhó E, Smith ML, Galatzer-Levy I, Lash TL, Galea S, Schnurr PP, Sørensen HT. Pre-trauma predictors of severe psychiatric comorbidity 5 years following traumatic experiences. Int J Epidemiol. 2022 Oct 13; 51(5):1593-1603.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35179599; PMCID: PMC9799210; DOI: 10.1093/ije/dyac030;
  6. Piers, RJ Farchione, TJ Wong, B Rosellini, AJ Neargarder, S Cronin-Golomb, A . Telehealth transdiagnostic cognitive behavioral therapy for depression in Parkinson’s Disease: A pilot randomized controlled trial. Movement Disorders Clinical Practice. 2022; (in press).
  7. Osma J, Martínez-Loredo V, Quilez-Orden A, Peris-Baquero O, Ferreres-Galán V, Prado-Abril J, Torres-Alfosea MA, Rosellini AJ. Multidimensional emotional disorders inventory: Reliability and validity in a Spanish clinical sample. J Affect Disord. 2023 Jan 01; 320:65-73. PMID: 36183816; DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2022.09.140;
  8. Seegulam VL, Szentkúti P, Rosellini AJ, Horváth-Puhó E, Jiang T, Lash TL, Sørensen HT, Gradus JL. Risk factors for suicide one year after discharge from hospitalization for physical illness in Denmark. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2022; 79:76-117. PMID: 36375345; DOI: 10.1016/j.genhosppsych.2022.09.004;
  9. Sampson L, Cabral HJ, Rosellini AJ, Gradus JL, Cohen GH, Fink DS, King AP, Liberzon I, Galea S. Stressful life events and trajectories of depression symptoms in a U.S. military cohort. Sci Rep. 2022 Jun 30; 12(1):11026.View Related Profiles. PMID: 35773360; PMCID: PMC9246834; DOI: 10.1038/s41598-022-14496-0;
  10. Kessler, RC, Benjet, C, Bromet, EJ, Rosellini, AJ. In JG Beck & DM Sloan (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Traumatic Stress Disorders. The epidemiology of PTSD among adults. Oxford University Press. New York. 2022.
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