West Virginia University Health Affairs Institute
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Research Associate




PhD, Interdisciplinary Ecology, The University of Florida
MS, Interdisciplinary Ecology, The University of Florida
BS, Biology, Shepherd University

In his role at the Health Affairs Institute, Dr. Anderson provides research support to several projects including the Mountain State Assessment of Trends in Community Health, the Assessment of Medicaid Beneficiaries’ Barriers and Facilitators to Utilization of Dental Benefits, and the Assessment of West Virginia Homeless Population. He also leads the Impact and Cost Effectiveness of Rotavirus Vaccination in Nigeria project. These projects span several focus areas within the Health Affairs Institute, including Population Health and Public Health Surveillance, Medicaid Services, and Health Information Services. He provides several capabilities to these projects including survey research, public impact research, and health data analytics.   

Prior to joining the Health Affairs Institute, Dr. Anderson’s work was focused on global health, including research on water, sanitation, and hygiene in low-income settings and cost-effectiveness analyses of enteric vaccines in low- and middle-income countries. Through this work, he gained experience working with a range of international organizations, collaborating partners, and sponsors including the World Bank; the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; PATH; Great Lakes University of Kisumu; the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh; the SHARE Consortium, and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. Anderson also worked in domestic public health as an COVID-19 Public Analyst for Pitkin County, Colorado during their COVID-19 response efforts.