Robert Anda, M.D.

Senior Researcher of Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology

Robert Anda is a Senior Researcher in Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He is the principal investigator with the Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study, which examines the health and social effects of adverse childhood experiences over the lifespan.

Anda graduated from Rush Medical College in 1979 and received his Board Certification in Internal Medicine in 1982. In 1984 he completed a Fellowship in Preventive Medicine at the University of Wisconsin where he also received a Master's Degree in Epidemiology. He spent 20 years in the U.S. Public Health Service at the C.D.C. conducting research in a variety of areas including disease surveillance, behavioral health, mental health and disease, cardiovascular disease investigations, and childhood determinants of health. Anda has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications as well as numerous government publications and has authored several book chapters. In addition, he has received numerous awards and recognition for scientific achievements.

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