Susannah Anderson

Assistant Professor of Instruction
Social and Behavioral Sciences
1301 Cecil B. Moore Ave.


Dr. Susannah Anderson is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the College of Public Health at Temple University. She holds a Ph.D. in Community Health and Behavioral Sciences from Tulane University and an MPH from Virginia Commonwealth University. She is a former Research Fellow at The Policy & Research Group in New Orleans, LA, which conducts evaluation research to inform policymakers and public health and medical professionals. There, she oversaw evaluations of programs for persons living with HIV, as well as other education programs. In New Orleans, she taught undergraduate public health courses at Tulane University and at Bard Early College New Orleans.

Her research addresses opportunities to foster youth engagement in education along with identifying policy changes for improving education and healthcare. As part of her dissertation, she worked to evaluate youth engagement programs in New Orleans and Chicago. As a Research Fellow, her evaluation projects included linkage to care programs for persons with HIV in Louisiana, a STEM program for 5th graders in Virginia, and a dropout prevention program in North Carolina. Additional research interests include cultural competency in health education programs, LGBTQ health, and health impacts of public policy.


  • Ph.D., Community Health and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University
  • MPH, Epidemiology and Community Health, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • BS, Neuroscience, College of William and Mary

Curriculum Vitae 

Courses Taught




SBS 2203

AIDS and Society


SBS 2302

Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health


SBS 2903

Honors Health Psychology and Human Behavior


SBS 3496

Community-Based Health Program Planning I


SBS 3596

Community-Based Health Program Planning II


SBS 5105

Maternal and Child Health


SBS 9289

MPH Fieldwork I


SBS 9389

MPH Fieldwork II


Selected Publications

  • Anderson, S., Jenner, E., Lass, K., & Burgess, S. (2017). Perspectives of HIV Clinic Staff on the Implementation of a Client Financial Incentives Program Targeting Viral Suppression. J Assoc Nurses AIDS Care, 28(5), pp. 770-783. United States. doi: 10.1016/j.jana.2017.05.007

  • Anderson, S. & Mezuk, B. (2015). Positive Youth Development and Participation in an Urban Debate League: Results from Chicago Public Schools, 1997-2007. The Journal of Negro Education, 84(3), p. 362. doi: 10.7709/jnegroeducation.84.3.0362

  • Anderson, S. & Mezuk, B. (2012). Participating in a policy debate program and academic achievement among at-risk adolescents in an urban public school district: 1997-2007. J Adolesc, 35(5), pp. 1225-1235. England. doi: 10.1016/j.adolescence.2012.04.005