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Anne Fernandez, Ph.D

Anne Fernandez, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry.  Her areas of expertise include substance use and health psychology. Her current research focuses on 1) surgical optimization for patients with alcohol use disorders and 2) prevention of opioid misuse among patients prescribed opioids for pain management after surgery. The goal of this work is to improve surgical outcomes through early pre-operative intervention that addresses addiction and other behavioral health risk factors.

She currently has a career development grant funded by the National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, as well as a Precision Health Award through the University of Michigan. Her precision health research leverages machine learning and natural language processing to identify patient cohorts in need of addiction prevention and intervention at key time points in clinical care.

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