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Anna Hood, PhD

  • Psychology Fellow, Division of Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology



Anna Hood, PhD, graduated with honors in psychology from California State University San Marcos. She is a former NIGMS MARC scholar and was the recipient of the Outstanding Graduate Dean’s Award. Anna completed her graduate work at Washington University in St. Louis and was a recipient of the Chancellor’s Fellowship and a NIH F31 Pre-doctoral Fellowship. She was inducted into the Edward A. Bouchet Honor Society in 2016. She completed her clinical psychology internship at Children’s Minnesota. She will begin a 3-year NIH F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship in 2018.

PhD: Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, MO.


Clinical psychology

Services and Specialties

Behavioral Medicine and Clinical Psychology


Research focuses on children with sickle cell disease to 1) promote self-management, patient engagement and medication adherence and 2) to identify interventions and the underlying neural mechanisms to improve cognitive impairments in this vulnerable population