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 Boston University 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.
- University of Maryland, PhD
- Published on 6/25/2018
Contractor AA, Brown LA, Caldas SV, Banducci AN, Taylor DJ, Armour C, Shea MT. Posttraumatic stress disorder and positive memories: Clinical considerations. J Anxiety Disord. 2018 Aug; 58:23-32. PMID: 30025253.
- Published on 3/1/2018
Banducci AN, Felton JW, Bonn-Miller MO, Lejuez CW. An Examination of the Impact of Childhood Emotional Abuse and Gender on Cannabis Use Trajectories among Community Youth. Transl Issues Psychol Sci. 2018 Mar; 4(1):85-98. PMID: 29930974.
- Published on 12/21/2017
Banducci AN, Bonn-Miller MO, Timko C, Rosen CS. Associations between residential treatment length, PTSD, and outpatient healthcare utilization among veterans. Psychol Serv. 2018 Nov; 15(4):529-535. PMID: 29265844.
- Published on 3/20/2017
Felton JW, Banducci AN, Shadur JM, Stadnik R, MacPherson L, Lejuez CW. The developmental trajectory of perceived stress mediates the relations between distress tolerance and internalizing symptoms among youth. Dev Psychopathol. 2017 Oct; 29(4):1391-1401. PMID: 28318473.
- Published on 3/1/2017
Mansfield AJ, Greenbaum MA, Schaper KM, Banducci AN, Rosen CS. PTSD Care Among Veterans With and Without Co-Occurring Substance Use Disorders. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Jun 01; 68(6):632-635. PMID: 28245698.
- Published on 1/16/2017
Banducci AN, Connolly KM, Vujanovic AA, Alvarez J, Bonn-Miller MO. The impact of changes in distress tolerance on PTSD symptom severity post-treatment among veterans in residential trauma treatment. J Anxiety Disord. 2017 Apr; 47:99-105. PMID: 28109673.
- Published on 1/1/2017
Banducci AN, Lejuez CW, Dougherty LR, MacPherson L. A Prospective Examination of the Relations Between Emotional Abuse and Anxiety: Moderation by Distress Tolerance. Prev Sci. 2017 Jan; 18(1):20-30. PMID: 27501698.
- Published on 3/9/2016
Banducci AN, Bujarski SJ, Bonn-Miller MO, Patel A, Connolly KM. The impact of intolerance of emotional distress and uncertainty on veterans with co-occurring PTSD and substance use disorders. J Anxiety Disord. 2016 Jun; 41:73-81. PMID: 27004450.
- Published on 12/1/2015
Hasan NS, Babson KA, Banducci AN, Bonn-Miller MO. The prospective effects of perceived and laboratory indices of distress tolerance on cannabis use following a self-guided quit attempt. Psychol Addict Behav. 2015 Dec; 29(4):933-40. PMID: 26727009.
- Published on 11/1/2015
Coffey SF, Banducci AN, Vinci C. Common Questions About Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Psychiatric Disorders. Am Fam Physician. 2015 Nov 01; 92(9):807-12. PMID: 26554473.
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