Mark Anderson Adjunct Assistant Professor

Adjunct or Visiting
Global Health

Phone: 404-498-0910
Mark Anderson


Mark Anderson is the Acting Branch Chief of the Emergency Response and Recovery Branch (ERRB) in the Center for Global Health of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ERRB experts travel the world to work with populations during emergencies and to address global crises that could impact the public health of Americans.

Prior to joining ERRB, he served as a Medical Officer and an Epidemic Intelligence Service Officer in the Division of Violence Prevention in the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at CDC. Dr. Anderson received his B.A. from Franklin and Marshall College, his M.D. from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and his M.P.H. in Maternal and Child Health from the University of North Carolina School of Public Health. He has worked in complex humanitarian emergencies in Afghanistan, Bosnia, Kosovo, Liberia, Macedonia, Sri Lanka, Colombia, and Niger.


  • Doctor of Medicine (MD), UNC School of Medicine, 1992
  • Master of Public Health (MPH), UNC School of Public Health, 1991
  • Preventive Medicine, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1999
  • Bachelor of Arts, Franklin and Marshall College , 1983


  • Cardozo BL, Blanton C, Zalewski T, Tor T, McDonald L, Lavelle J, Brooks R, Anderson M, Mollica R., 2012, Mental health survey among landmine survivors in Siem Reap province, Cambodia, Medicine, Conflict and Survival , ,
  • Husain F, Anderson M, Lopes Cardozo B, Becknell K, Blanton C, Araki D, Vithana EK, 2011, Prevalence of war-related mental health conditions and association with displacement status in postwar Jaffna district, Sri Lanka, JAMA, 306, 522-531
  • CDC, 2003, The Source of Firearms Used in School-Associated Violent Deaths: United States, 1992-1999, MMWR , 52, 169-172
  • CDC, 2001, Temporal Variations in School-Associated Student Homicide and Suicide Events: United States, 1992-1999 , MMWR , 50, 657-660
  • Reza A, Breiding M, Gulaid J, Mercy J, Blanton C, Mthethwa Z, Bamrah S, Dahlber L, Anderson M, 1999, Sexual violence and its health consequences for female children in Swaziland: a cluster survey study, Lancet, ,
  • CDC, 1945, Regional variations in suicide rates: United States, 1990-1994, MMWR, 1997, 789-93.


  • GH 512: Complex Humanit'n Emergencies