Anayansi Lombardero

Anayansi Lombardero

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychology
SSB 303D
(907) 786-1209


  • Postdoctoral Fellowship, Primary Care Psychology, New Mexico VA Health Care System, 2017.
  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, University of Montana, 2016 
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, University of Montana, 2012 
  • B.A., Psychology, San Francisco State University, 2008

Teaching Responsibilities

  • PSY A345: Abnormal Psychology
  • PSY A425: Introduction to Clinical Psychology
  • PSY A622: Multicultural Psychopathology
  • PSY A627: Community-Based Interventions
  • PSY A639: Research Methods

Professional & Department Service

  • Co-chair, Outcomes, Curriculum Committee, UAA Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology
  • Member, Interprofessional Simulation Committee, UAA Interprofessional Health Sciences, UAA
  • Member, Multicultural Postdoctoral Fellowship Search Committee, Department of Sociology, UAA
  • Member, Cultural Committee, UAA Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology
  • Member, Competences Committee, UAA Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology, UAA Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology
  • Member, Admissions Committee, UAA Ph.D. Program in Clinical-Community Psychology

Research Interests

  • Integrated care
  • Eliminating health disparities via the development, testing, and implementation of behavior health approaches for at-risk populations (e.g., physical activity, sleep, smoking, substance use, etc.)
  • Multicultural psychology
  • Mental health stigma and attitudes
  • Increasing access to mental health services


Campbell, D.G., Chaney, E.F., Lombardero, A., Hamilton, A., Bolkan, C.R., Bonner, L.M., Zivin, K., Waltz, T.J., Davis, T.D., Simon B., Simon A., Rubenstein L.V. (in progress). Informing primary care coordination for Veterans with multiple physiological and psychological symptoms.

McNealy, K.R.,* Lombardero, A. (submitted for publication). Somatic presentation of mental health concerns, stigma, and mental health treatment engagement among college students.

Lombardero, A. Hansen, C.D., Campbell, D.G., Joyce, A.W. (under review). Insufficient sleep and associated health problems among American Indian/Alaska Native people: A narrative review of the literature.

Shaw, S. L., Lombardero, A., Babins-Wagner, R., & Sommers-Flanagan, J. (in press). Counseling Canadian Indigenous Peoples: The therapeutic alliance and outcome. JournalofMulticulturalCounselingandDevelopment.

Meyer, W.J., Morrison, P., Lombardero, A., Swingle, K. & Campbell, D.G. (2016). College students’ reasons for depression nondisclosure in primary care. JournalofCollegeStudentPsychotherapy, 30, 197-205.

Waltz, T.J., Campbell, D.G., Kirchner, J.A., Lombardero, A., Bolkan, C., Zivin, K., Lanto, A., Chaney, E.F, Rubenstein, L.V. (2014). Veterans with depression in primary care: provider preferences, matching, and care satisfaction. Families, Systems, &Health 32(4), 367-377.

Lombardero, A., Campbell, D.G., Harris, K.J., Chaney, E.F., Lanto, A.B., Rubenstein, L.V. (2014). Prevalence and correlates of smoking status among Veterans Affairs primary care patients with probable major depressive disorder. AddictiveBehaviors 39(3), 538-545.

*Indicates UAA undergraduate student co-author

**Indicates UAA graduate student co-author


2018 – University of Alaska Faculty Initiative Fund
Project Title: Addressing Insomnia in an Effort to Prevent and Reduce Cardiovascular Disease Risk Among Alaska Natives
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount: $40,000

2017 – Veterans Affairs (VA) Innovators Network Grant
Project Title: Improving Diabetes Care among Hispanic and Native American Veterans in New Mexico
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount: $10,000

2010 – The Mike and Maureen Mansfield Public Policy Research Grant
Project Title: Culturally Sensitive Intervention for Quitting Smoking Commercial Tobacco at a Tribal College
Role: Principal Investigator
Amount: $2,268