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College of Nursing Faculty

Berry AndersonBerry S. Anderson, Ph.D., RN
Assistant Professor

Medical University of South Carolina
College of Nursing
99 Jonathan Lucas Street
MSC 160
Charleston, SC 29425-1600

Telephone: (843) 792-7739
Fax: (843) 792-2099
andersob@musc.edu

Dr. Berry S. Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and Research Scientist in the Brain Stimulation Laboratory, Department of Psychiatry at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).  He received his Bachelor of Science degree in nursing from South Carolina State University and his doctorate in nursing from the Medical University of South Carolina.  Dr. Anderson is a member of the American Psychiatric Nursing Association, the executive nursing subcommittee of the International Society of Neurostimulation, and the International Society for Transcranial Stimulation. 

Dr. Anderson’s research focuses on the use of brain stimulation technologies to understand brain function and treat psychiatric disorders.  He has authored or co-authored over 30 peer-reviewed articles and collaborated on more than 40 clinical research trials concerning transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), vagus nerve stimulation (VNS), deep brain stimulation (DBS), epidural prefrontal cortical stimulation (EpCS), and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS).  Dr. Anderson was a Presidential Scholar at MUSC, a Janssen Scholar, and received the Ruth Chamberlain Award and Sharon Davis Memorial Award. 

Dr. Anderson has taken a leading role educating physicians and nurses about TMS.  He served on the Steering Committee of the Association for Convulsive Therapy developing the first international Certificate Course and Certifying Exam on TMS.  He is a faculty member of the International Society of Neurostimulation providing ongoing annual TMS education to physicians and nurses. He has conducted multiple professional brain stimulation presentations and workshops notably at the International Society of Neurostimulation and the American Psychiatric Nurses Association.