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.