James Anderson earned his Ph.D. in Education and Sociology from the Johns Hopkins University and joined the faculty at Purdue University in 1970.
Methods, medical education, complex organizations.
Taught (Last two years)SOC 572 – Comparative Healthcare (Global Perspectives)SOC 573 – The Human Side of Medicine SOC 574 – The Social Organization of Healthcare SOC 681 – Selected Problems of Social Research (Intro to Structural Equation Modeling)
Personal Homepage: http://web.ics.purdue.edu/~janders1/
On-line Course ResourcesPositions at Purdue University2004 to present Professor of Health Communication1995 to 1998 Director, Social Research Institute1994 to Present Co-Director, Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention, Purdue University, Indiana University and University of Colorado1991 to present Assistant Director of the AIDS Research Center1975 to 1978 Assistant Dean for Analytical Studies, School of HSSE (now CLA)1974 to Present Professor of Sociology1971 to 1976 Associate Director, Health Service Research and Training Program, 1970 to 1974 Associate Professor of Sociology and Industrial Engineering Service to the ProfessionAmerican Sociological Association, Chair, Section on Communication and Information Technologies, 2000-2001American Medical Informatics Association, Chair, Working Group on Ethical, Legal and Social Issues, 1998- 2000Chair, Quality Improvement Working Group 2003-2005Editorial Board, Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 2000-2005International Medical Informatics Association, Chair, Ethical, Legal & Social Issues Track for the 10th World Congress, London,UK, 2001Society for Simulation and Modeling International, Associate Vice President for Simulation in Health Care, 1992-presentChair and Editor, International Conference on Health Sciences Simulation, 1991-2005Editorial Board, The Journal of Socio-Economic Planning Sciences Editorial Board, Current Drug SafetyHonors and Awards
Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics, 2004Elected, Senior Member, Society for Computer Simulation International, 1998.Award for the Best Theoretical Paper, American Medical Informatics Association, 1997.Wyeth-Ayerst/William Campbell Felch, MD Award for Medical Research, 1995.T. Hale Ham New Investigators Award, Association of American Medical Colleges,1988.Governor's Award for Outstanding Contributions to the State of Indiana, 1987.American Association for Medical Systems and Informatics Award for Outstanding Paper Presented at AAMSI Congress 83, San Francisco, May, 1983.
Five Most Important PublicationsAnderson, J.G. and Jay, S.J. (Eds). 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, 362 pp.Anderson, J.G. and Goodman, K.W. Ethics and Information Technology: A Case-Based Approach to a Health Care System in Transition. New York: Springer, 2002, 213pp.Anderson, J.G. and Aydin, C.E. (Eds.). Evaluating the Organizational Impact of Health Care Information Systems. New York: Springer, 2005, 341pp.Anderson, J.G. "Causal Models and Social Indicators: Toward the Development of Social Systems Models," American Sociological Review, 38 (June, 1973), 285-301.Anderson, J.G. "A Social Indicator Model of a Health Services System," Social Forces, 55 (December, 1977), 661-687.Two Most Recent PublicationsAnderson, J.G. and Aydin, C.E. (Eds.). Evaluating the Organizational Impact of Health Care Information Systems. New York: Springer, 2005, 341pp.Anderson, J.G. “Information Technology for Detecting Medication Errors and Adverse Drug Events,” Expert Opinion on Drug Safety, 2004;3(5):449-455.Extramural Grant SupportCo-Investigator, Establishment of the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering, Regrenstrief Foundation, 2004-2007, $3,000,000Co-Principal Investigator, Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention, Purdue University, Indiana University, and University of Colorado, Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2004-2005, $250,000.