October 16, 2017

Professor Elaine Anderson will continue to serve as ADVANCE Professor for the School of Public Health, a position that will allow her to mentor junior faculty in the school. In this position last year, Dr. Anderson helped steer ADVANCE projects and activities with other ADVANCE professors while providing knowledge and advice to junior faculty. She has been a faculty member in the school for over 35 years and has produced more than 100 publications in the field of family science, including such topics as homeless families, rural low-income women’s health, welfare reform, and Head Start and child care.

Funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the UMD ADVANCE program aims to improve work environments for faculty by increasing retention, reducing implicit bias and its negative effects on faculty careers, enriching professional networks, and providing an equitable work environment that challenges and supports faculty.

“Dr. Anderson provided exceptional leadership as our ADVANCE professor in 2016-17,” says School of Public Health Dean Boris Lushniak in an email announcement about the appointment, ”and generated many ideas that she is carrying forward this academic year. I am confident that Dr. Anderson will serve with this same level of commitment and enthusiasm during 2017-18.”

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