- Dr. Anderson studies human adaptation to spaceflight. Her work focuses on extravehicular activity and injuries incurred while working in the space suit. She also studies the spaceflight associated neuro-ocular syndrome, measuring the physiologic response to changes in fluid shift and the force of gravity acting on the body. Her work also includes studies on mental health in isolated confined environments. Her work also uses virtual reality and the spectrum of reality tools as applied to spacecraft habitat design.