James G. Anderson, Ph.D.

  • Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics (ACMI)
  • Fellow, Center for Education & Research in Information Assurance & Security (CERIAS)
  • Professor of Medical Sociology, Purdue University
  • Professor of Health Communication, Purdue University

James Anderson, Ph.D. earned a B.E.S. in Chemical Engineering, M.S.E. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, M.A.T. in Chemistry and Mathematics, and a Ph.D. in Education and Sociology from the Johns Hopkins University. He is the former Director of the Division of Engineering of the Evening College at Johns Hopkins University. At Purdue, he has served as Assistant Dean for Analytical Studies of the School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Education (1975-1978), Associate Director of the Health Services Research Training Program supported by the U.S. Public Health Service (1971-1976), Director of the Social Research Institute (1995-1998), and Co-Director of the Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention (1994-2006).

Professor Anderson is the author/co-author of five books including Evaluating the Organizational Impact of Health Care Information Systems, Springer, 2005; Ethics and Information Technology: A Case-Based Approach to a Health Care System in Transition, Springer, 2002; Evaluating Health Care Information Systems: Methods and Applications, Sage, 1994 and Use and Impact of Computers in Clinical Medicine, Invited Volume in the Computers and Medicine Series, Springer-Verlag Publishing Co., New York, Berlin, Heidelberg, Tokyo, 1987, and Bureaucracy in Education, Johns Hopkins Press, 1968.

His work has been recognized by outstanding research awards by the American Association for Medical Systems and Informatics (1983), the Association of American Medical Colleges (1988), the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (1995), and the American Medical Informatics Association (1997) He was elected Fellow American College of Medical Informatics, 2003 awarded the Seeds of Excellence Award for Contributions to the Research Enterprise at Purdue University, 2005 and Elected Fellow Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), 2009. He has also been a member of international delegations on medical informatics to China (1988), Hungary (1995), and Russia (1995).

He currently serves on a peer review panel for the NIH Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality (AHRQ), as Associate Editor of the International Journal of Reliable and Quality E-Healthcare, on the editorial board of the American Medical Informatics Association. He is the past Chair of the Quality Improvement Working Group and Past Chair of the Ethical Legal, and Social Issues Working Group of the American Medical Informatics Association; Associate Vice-President for Simulation in Health Care of the Society for Computer Simulation International; and past chair of the Section on Communication and Information Technologies of the American Sociological Association.