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Dr. Robyn Anderson

Professor, Public and Community Health, School of Health Sciences

(434) 582-2834


  • Ph.D. in Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.P.H. in Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh
  • M.S. in Exercise and Sport Science, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S. in Health and Physical Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania


Robyn Anderson teaches graduate and undergraduate students as a full-time professor in public and community health at Liberty University where she specializes in epidemiology. For 22 years she taught undergraduate students as a professor in the integrative physiology and health science department at a private college in mid-Michigan. During this time Professor Anderson also engaged in school-based research conducting surveillance of cardiovascular risk factors in youth.

Professional Memberships

  • American Association of Public Health
  • Society for Public Health Education

Courses Taught

  • HLTH 350: Introduction to Public and Community Health
  • HLTH 503: Principles of Epidemiology
  • HLTH 650: Field Epidemiology
  • HLTH 552: Chronic Disease Prevention and Management

Research Interests

  • Overweight/Obesity in Youth
  • Physical Activity
  • Epidemiology as Prevention for Chronic Disease

Select Publications

  • Accuracy of Self-Reported Weight Compared to Measured BMI among Rural Middle School Students in Michigan, Journal of Public Health, 2018.
  • The Effects of an Eight-Week Aquatic Exercise Program on Activities of Daily Living (ADLs) in the Elderly Population, Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 2013.
  • The Effects of Land and Water Exercise Programs on Functional Balance in Older Adults, International Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 2010.
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