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About Anaya Mitra, PhD, MPH

Anaya is associate professor of psychology at St. Catherine University. Her area of specialization is biological psychology and she received her doctorate from the University of Florida. Her doctoral work examined the impact of maternal obesity on fetal development, using a rodent model. She also holds a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Florida. Her master’s thesis examined smoking cessation outcomes at the local public health department, following dissemination of information regarding the adverse effects of smoking on one’s health and on one’s wallet. Following her doctoral work, she did a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Minnesota and the Veterans Administration Medical Center. She has been on the faculty at St. Catherine University since 2011, and she joined the CATIE Center as an Evaluator in 2017. Anaya’s research interests include neural regulation of energy intake and expenditure and understanding the sociocultural and environmental factors which influence food intake and physical activity. She is also interested in, and learning more about, factors which influence maternal health, especially as they pertain to malnutrition, obesity, and infertility.

Positions

2017 - Present Associate Professor, St. Catherine University Psychology Department
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2017 - Present Evaluator, St. Catherine University
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2011 - 2017 Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University Psychology Department
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Curriculum Vitae


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Grants

2020 - Present GHR Innovative Scholarship Award (Academic Excellence Grant)
GHR Foundation
Role: Co-Primary Investigator
Colleague(s): Dr. Megan Baumler
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Honors and Awards

  • APDC Travel Award (2014)
  • APDC Curriculum Development Award (2013)

Education

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Ph.D., Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Florida
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M.S., Behavioral Neuroscience, University of Florida
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B.A., Psychology and Biology, Gustavus Adolphus College
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Master of Public Health, Environmental Health and Epidemiology, University of Florida
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Contact Information

Phone: 651-690-8614

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Publications (1)

Research Works (11)