James L. Anderson

James L. Anderson

Associate Professor/Chair
Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology
Phone: 423-439-4449
Email: Office: 149H Lamb Hall


PhD (2002) Epidemiology, University of Texas School of Public Health
MPH (1989) Epidemiology, Loma Linda University School of Public Health
MD (1977) Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Courses Taught

Medical Terminology (PUBH 2750)
Biostatistics (PUBH 3000)
Accident Prevention (PUBH 3010)
Principles of Epidemiology (PUBH 3080)
Pathophysiology of Disease (PUBH 4500)
Epidemiology (PUBH 5400)
Epidemiology Methods II (PUBH 5405)
Epidemiology of Infectious Diseases (PUBH 5430)
Advanced Multivariate Analysis (PUBH 6410)
Applied Epidemiologic Analysis (PUBH 6420)
Field Epidemiology (PUBH 6435)
Cancer Epidemiology (PUBH 6450)

Research Interest

Epidemiology of Chronic Diseases


Wang L, Wu T, Anderson JL, Florence JE. Prevalence and risk factors of maternal depression during the first three years of child bearing. J Womens Health 2011;20(5):711-718.

Anderson, JL, Waller DK, Canfield MA, Shaw GM, Watkins ML, Werler MM. Maternal Obesity, Gestational Diabetes and Central Nervous System Birth Defects. Epidemiology 2005;16:87-92.

Canfield MA, Anderson JL, Waller DK, Palmer SE, Kaye CI. Folic Acid Awareness and Use Among Women with a History of a Neural Tube Defect Pregnancy --- Texas, 2000-2001. MMWR 2002;51(RR13);16-19.

Waller DK, Anderson JL, Lorey F, Cunningham GC. Risk Factors for Congenital Hypothyroidism: An Investigation of Infant?s Birth Weight, Ethnicity, and Gender in California, 1990 ? 1998. Teratology 2000;62:36-41.

Personal Interests

Bird watching, mystery novels, physical fitness