David Anderson

Contributing Faculty
David Anderson
College of Health Sciences and Public Policy
Ph.D. Public Health

David O. Anderson received his Master's of Public Health (MPH) in Environmental Health and PhD in Environmental and Occupational Health from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. He currently serves as a Contributing Faculty Member in the PhD-Public Health Program, in the DHA program, and in the DrPH programs at Walden University and was an Assistant Professor for 10 years at a major university in Texas, teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses. Dr. Anderson was formerly employed with a health department where he was a Registered Professional Sanitarian and was instrumental in developing and implementing environmental health programs such as Air Quality Control. He was also employed with the US Department of Labor – OSHA as a supervisory industrial hygienist. He has over 45 years of experience in various industries including electronic manufacturing, chemical and chemical process research and development, geothermal electrical generation, transportation, and private consulting.
Dr. Anderson has earned the professional designations of Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP), and Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA). In addition to managing a private consulting company, he has numerous publications and presentations pertaining to public health issues such as environmental health, occupational health, and safety, and also has competitively won various training contracts in these areas with the US Navy and US Marine Corps.

Courses Taught

DDHA 9100/8901 - Capstone

HLTH 9001 - Dissertation

PUBH 9000 - Dissertation

PUBH 9001 - Dissertation

PUBH 9100 - Dissertation

HLTH 8030 - Socio-Ecological Perspectives on Health

PUBH 8034 - Environmental Health


PhD, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

Masters of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

BS, University of Central Oklahoma

Public Service

Journal of Waste Management, Volunteer -

Awards / Honors

Risk Assessment Committee, AIHA, Outstanding Committee, , 2009

Chair, Institutional Biosafety Committee, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2009

University Biosafety Officer, Texas A&M University-Commerce, 2010


Anderson, D. O. (2016). “Healthcare Waste Management during Disasters and its Effects on Climate Change: Lessons from 2010 Earthquake and Cholera Tragedies in Haiti.” . Waste Management Research. December 2016.


Doyle, R., Anderson, D. O. (2017). Doyle, Rebekah and Anderson, David O, “ Perceptions of Emergency Preparedness Among Immigrant Hispanics Living in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma”. APHA