Andrea K. Busby, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Adult Section
Department of Medicine, Section of Endocrinology

Campus address:
5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 1027
Chicago, IL 60637

Huron clinic address:
150 E. Huron St., Suite 900
Chicago, IL 60611

All patient calls: 773-834-4150
Office phone (M, T, W, F): 773-834-1477
Office phone (Thursdays only): 773-702-5269
Fax: 773-8340-7260

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2010
  • Internship, Rush University Medical Center, 2009-10
  • Post-doctoral Fellowship, VA Boston Healthcare System, 2010-12
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist, Illinois

Clinical Interests

  • Health behavior change
  • Maintenance of behavior change
  • Coping with chronic medical conditions
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Evidence-based treatment

Research Interests

  • Health behavior change
  • Maintenance of behavior change
  • Coping with chronic medical conditions


  • Clinical supervision in the Chicago Weight Program (psychology externship and internship)

Society Memberships:

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Society for Health Psychology (APA Division 38)
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM)
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

Selected Publications

  • Busby, A.K., Akcakaya, R.L., & Simon, S.R. (2014). Pulmonary rehabilitation maintenance interventions: A systematic review. American Journal of Health Behavior, 38(3), 321-330.
  • Silberbogen, A.K., Busby, A.K., & Ulloa, E (2013). Impact of psychological distress on prostate cancer screening and perceptions in veterans. American Journal of Men’s Health, 8(5), 399-408.
  • Emery, C.F., Huffman, M.J., & Busby, A.K.  (2009). Behavioral medicine in pulmonary rehabilitation:  Psychological, cognitive, and social factors.  In Hodgkin, J., Celli, B., & Connors, G. (Eds.), Pulmonary Rehabilitation: Guidelines to Success, 4th Edition.  St. Louis: Elsevier. 
  • Emery, C.F., Fondow, M.D.M., Schneider, C.M., Christofi, F.L., Hunt, C., Busby, A.K., Needleman, B.J., Melvin, W.S., & Elsayed-Awad, H.M. (2007).  Gastric bypass surgery is associated with reduced inflammation and less depression: A preliminary investigation. Obesity Surgery, 17, 763-767.