Georgia Anderson , PhD, MSW
Dr. Anderson has been a social worker nearly 20 years. Her early career was spent working in the community mental health system before transitioning to medical social work. Most of her career has been spent working in oncology and palliative care at The Barrett Cancer Center at UC Health. During her tenure at UC Health, Georgia served as the Manager of Outpatient Social Work, the Office of Decedent Affairs, and Palliative Care. The role allowed her to grow as an administrative and clinical supervisor. She also served as a clinical support group facilitator at The Cancer Support Community and therapist at Cancer Family Care.
Dr. Anderson pursued her PhD in Social Work with the support of a Doctoral Social Work Training Grant from the American Cancer Society. . She graduated with the Graduate Dean’s Citation in 2021 after successfully defending her dissertation The Lived Experience of Women with Head & Neck Cancer and the Impact on Close Relationships. Dr. Anderson is currently an assistant professor of social work at the University of Cincinnati. She teaches in the BSW and MSW programs.
Dr. Anderson's research focuses on cancer survivorship, the impact on family functioning, and quality of life. She is particularly interested in improving quality of life for women with lung, head & neck, and gynecologic cancers.