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    Shannon Nanna, Psy.D.

    Associate Professor of Behavioral Science and Preclinical Sciences


    Dr. Shannon Nanna received her PsyD degree from Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon, and worked for several years within the HIV community, providing clinical care, conducting community services, and sponsoring grants during this time. Dr. Nanna did her internship at Color-Goldwater hospital in New York City, expanding her clinical work and expertise as a health psychologist. She completed her fellowship at the Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes Jewish hospital, where she continued working for several years specializing in psycho-oncology. Recently, Dr. Nanna’s clinical work extended to working in New Zealand at Massey University as a clinical psychologist for individuals with a variety of health issues, and served as supervisor and hospital liaison. She holds a clinical psychology license to practice in New Zealand as well as in the state of Missouri.

    Dr. Nanna’s teaching experience for medical schools include being an assistant professor at Washington University School of Medicine, where she served as supervisor to doctoral psychology students, and taught ethics/communication/health policy to 1st and 2nd year medical students. Dr. Nanna was a Peace Corps Volunteer early on serving in Antigua, and she was thrilled to return to the Caribbean working at the American University of Antigua, and then at American University of the Caribbean in Sint Maarten teaching behavioral science and clinical skills.