Annah Bender
Annah Bender, Ph.D., MSW

Research Associate

211 Nursing Administration Building
College of Nursing, South Campus

Phone: 314-516-6072
Fax: 314-516-7082


  • Ph.D., Social Work, Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • M.S.W., Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • B.A., English, Missouri State University, Springfield, MO


  • Rural Primary Healthcare Providers' Response to Intimate Partner Violence and Survivors' Perceptions of Helpfulness, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (NIH), $42,144, 2014-2015
  • Ph.D. Scholars Program, Center for Violence and Injury Prevention, Brown School of Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis, approx. $22,000, 2014-2015
  • Brown School Dissertation Award, $3,000, 2014
  • Program Coordination at El Nahual Community Education Center in Quetzaltenango, Guatemala, Christianson Grant, Inter-Exchange Foundation, $3,000, 2009

Research Interests

  • Quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Teaching and student advising at graduate level
  • Course design
  • Social work practice (community mental health, women’s shelters, child advocacy center)
  • Intimate partner violence
  • Trauma and mental/behavioral health
  • Poverty, hunger, housing issues
  • Substance use disorders and addicton

Selected Publications

  • Merritt, L., Brauch, A., Bender, A., Kochuk, D. (2018). Use of a Web-based e-Visit Simulation to Educate Nurse Practitioner Students. Journal of Nursing Education.