Demers, Anne L

Dept Chair, Health Science & Recreation
Associate Professor Health Science and Recreation




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  • Doctor of Philosophy, Univ Of Cal-San Francisco, 2004
  • Master of Public Health, CSU-San Jose, California, United States, 2000


Dr. Anne Demers is an Associate Professor of Public Health at San José State University. Her research interests are in the related areas of disenfranchisement from community, mental health, and evaluation of the policy and service interventions designed to help people re-integrate into communities. Her particular focus population is military service members, veterans, and their loved ones. Her research has been funded by California Endowment, the Iraq Afghanistan Deployment Impact Fund, and she is currently a Co-Principal Investigator on Exploring Intimate Partner Relationship Issues among Veterans and Their Partners on College Campuses in California, funded by Blue Shield of California Foundation. She has co-developed curriculum to assist veterans - in their transition from military to civilian life - and their loved ones - in supporting their veterans. She designed two courses to assist veterans with transition and reintegration - Warriors at Home: Succeeding in College, Life and Relationships and Writing for Professionals: Skills for Veterans. Dr. Demers’ work has been published in the mental health literature, and she has been an invited keynote speaker and presented her work at numerous professional conferences, including the American Public Health Association. In addition, she has been an invited speaker at various local, state, and national summits, including the Department Of Defense Task Force on Veterans’ Mental Health; the Northern California Grantmakers Briefing on veterans’ issues; Combat to Community: A Community Summit on the Mental Health and Wellness of Veterans and Their Families; and The Aspen Institute’s Veterans Initiative.