Dr. Anderson earned her Ph.D. in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Minnesota, focusing on health disparities for individuals with ASD/IDD. She also has an MPH in Community Health. Her professional expertise stems from work in the field as a county senior social worker coordinating supports for adults and children with ASD/IDD and as a program director for residential supports for this population. In these roles, she was able to see firsthand the challenges individuals with ASD/IDD and their families face in getting appropriate, quality health care. Her research experience has included analyses of large data sets such as the National Health Interview Survey along with population-specific data sets such as the National Core Indicators family surveys. Dr. Anderson also has experience in qualitative research methods that promote the inclusion of under-represented groups in research, including photo narrative.
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