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Purdue University
Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security

James Anderson

CERIAS Fellow

Title

Professor 

Department

Office

STON 353 

Office Phone

(765) 494-4703 

Education

B.E.S. in Chemical Engineering, M.S.E. in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, M.A.T in Chemistry and Mathematics, Ph.D. in Education and Sociology from Johns Hopkins University. 

Prior Appointments

Director of the Division of Engineering of the Evening College at Johns Hopkins University and Research Professor of Educational Administration at New Mexico State University. 

Research Areas

Use of Information technology in health care, E-Healthcare, AIDS/STD Prevention 

Key Areas

Risk Management, Policies, Laws 

Notable Experience

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, a joint research center with Purdue University, Indiana University and Texas A&M University. Former member of international delegations on medical informatics to China, Hungary, and Russia. 

Notable Awards

Fellow, American College of Medical Informatics, 2003, Outstanding research awards from the American Association for Medical Systems and Informatics (1983), the Governor's Award for Outstanding Contributions to the State of Indiana (1987), the Association of American Medical Colleges (1988), the Alliance for Continuing Medical Education (1995), and the American Medical Informatics Association (1997). 

Notable Affiliations

Membership on the Medical Technology Committee of the Indiana Business Modernization and Technology Corporation, a state agency that provides seed money for start-up companies in Indiana. 

Publications

Author/co-author of four books including Ethics and Information Technology: A Case-Based Approach to a Health Care System in Transition, Springer-Verlag, 2002. Edited two books that address the barriers to, and organizational impact of, computer-based information systems and coauthored a book on social and ethical issues related to the use of the Internet in healthcare. 

Biography

James Anderson earned a B.E.S. degree in Chemical Engineering, M.S.E. degree in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering, M.A.T. degree 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 and Research Professor of Educational Administration at New Mexico State University. He joined the faculty at Purdue University in 1970 with a joint appointment in the Department of Sociology & Anthropology and the School of Industrial Engineering. Since coming to 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, a joint research center with Purdue University, Indiana University and Texas A&M University ( 1994-Present). His primary research has involved the application of social science theory and research methods to better understand and improve the delivery of health services. He is the author/co-author of four books including Ethics and Information Technology: A Case-Based Approach to a Health Care System in Transition, Springer-Verlag, 2002. 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 has also been a member of international delegations on medical informatics to China (1988), Hungary (1995), and Russia (1995). Theory and methods include: social network theory, structural equation modeling, and computer simulation. He has edited two books that address the barriers to and organizational impact of computer-based information systems and co-authored a book on social and ethical issues related to the use of the Internet in healthcare.