J. Anna Looney, PhD

Faculty, Supervisor, Certified Alumni | she/her
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Albany, OR, USA cmbmannalooney@gmail.com

Dr. Anna Looney is a member of the CMBM Faculty and Supervision Team. Certified in Mind-Body Medicine, she leads Mind-Body Skills Groups for people living with cancer or chronic illness, healthcare and medical professionals, family caregivers, and hospice staff.

Founder of Insight Journeys, LLC, Dr. Looney partners with colleagues at Samaritan Health Services to offer twelve-week Transformation Cancer Support Groups. She serves on the Board of Authentic Hope Oregon, a local non-profit agency. In 2022, Dr. Looney presented at the annual Conference of Religion and Medicine. She offers mind-body medicine workshops and trainings tailored to suit the needs of various groups. Dr. Looney previously worked in the research and medical education divisions of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Department of Family Medicine, where she specialized in community-oriented primary care, end-of-life care, and disabilities.

Dr. Looney earned her BA in English Literature from SUNY Stony Brook, her MA in English Literature from Ursinus College, and her MA and PhD in Sociology from Rutgers University. She previously worked in corporate communications, policy research, speech writing and shareholder relations. Innately curious, Dr. Looney loves local history, book clubs, watercolor painting, and cooking. Her greatest satisfaction comes from authentic connections with dear friends, new and old.

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