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About Ana Fins

Ana Imia Fins, Ph.D. received her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Miami. Her training has focused primarily in the area of Health Psychology and her specific interests cover the areas of sleep medicine, life-threatening illness and coping with chronic illness. She teaches several courses as part of the Health Psychology Concentration curriculum, which include Professional and Ethical Issues in Health Psychology and Psychological Interventions with Medical Patients.
She also teaches other required/elective courses for the doctoral program, the Master's in Mental Health Counseling program and Specialist in School Psychology program. Her current research endeavors focus on sleep and chronic illness. One study focuses on evaluating the efficacy of a behavioral intervention for insomnia with HIV+ individuals. A second study evaluates subjective and objective sleep parameters in women with breast cancer and assesses sleep changes as a function of a cognitive behavioral stress management intervention in these women.


2006 - Present Associate Professor, Nova Southeastern University College of Psychology
1999 - 2006 Assistant Professor, Nova Southeastern University

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2017 Co-Chair, American Psychological Association Division 38 ( Society for Health Psychology) Symposium
Member, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
Member, American Psychological Association (APA)
Member, American Psychological Association Division 38 ( Society for Health Psychology)
Guest Reviewer, Behavior Therapy
Guest Reviewer, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Guest Reviewer, Journal of Family Violence
Guest Reviewer, Journal of Psychological Trauma
Guest Reviewer, Professional Psychology: Research and Practice
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Honors and Awards

  • 2012 Professor of the Year, Nova Southeastern University Student Life Achievement Award
  • 1987 Phi Beta Kappa, University of Miami
  • 1987 Omicron Delta Kappa, University of Miami
  • 1983-1987 Henry King Stanford Scholarship, University of Miami


1994 Ph.D., Clinical Health Psychology, University of Miami
1990 M.S., Clinical Health Psychology, University of Miami
1987 B.A., Psychology, University of Miami

Contact Information

(954) 262-5897


Articles (25)

Journal articles written or co-written by Dr. Ana I. Fins