Benjamin Anderson

Benjamin Anderson,

Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Environmental and Global Health
Business Phone: (352) 273-9572
Business Email: ander88@ufl.edu

About Benjamin Anderson

Dr. Benjamin Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Environmental and Global Health, which is also where he received his MPH and PhD in Public Health (One Health). His research experience and expertise includes emerging infectious diseases, zoonotic diseases, and viral respiratory pathogens with a strong focus on zoonotic viruses. He has considerable laboratory experience at BSL-1 to BSL-3+ environments using serological and molecular diagnostic techniques, and has worked extensively in multiple countries on epidemiology studies looking at infectious disease transmission and persistence among humans, animals, and their environment across different animal agriculture settings. His current work focuses on the optimization of bioaerosol and other novel sampling technologies for the detection of emerging viruses in infectious disease hot spots and among vulnerable populations with intense contact with animal reservoirs. In addition to his epidemiological research, Dr. Anderson has a strong passion for global health and scientific research capacity building. This includes the development of new collaborative international research networks and laboratory infrastructure.

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2022-2023
PHC6446 Systems Thinking in One Health

Research Profile

Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID)

0000-0003-0051-5584

Publications

2022
The Epidemiology of Human Respiratory Viruses in Indonesia: A Systematic Review
. [DOI] 10.37766/inplasy2022.11.0015.
2021
Environmental bioaerosol surveillance as an early warning system for pathogen detection in North Carolina swine farms: A pilot study
Transboundary and Emerging Diseases. 68(2):361-367 [DOI] 10.1111/tbed.13683.
2018
Epidemiological study of people living in rural North Carolina for novel respiratory viruses
Zoonoses and Public Health. 65(1):e265-e269 [DOI] 10.1111/zph.12436. [PMID] 29265702.
2018
Prospective surveillance for influenza A virus in Chinese swine farms
Emerging Microbes & Infections. 7(1):1-10 [DOI] 10.1038/s41426-018-0086-1. [PMID] 29765021.

Grants

Jun 2021 ACTIVE
Cross-reactivity of SARS-CoV-2 with coronaviruses isolated from humans in Haiti
Role: Project Manager
Funding: NATL INST OF HLTH NIAID

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 273-9572
Emails:
Business:
ander88@ufl.edu
Addresses:
Business Mailing:
PO Box 100188
GAINESVILLE FL 32610
Business Street:
2055 MOWRY RD
GAINESVILLE FL 32611