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Dr. LaKesha N. Anderson is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Health Professions Education at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. She has served as a lecturer at JHU since 2015, primarily teaching courses in health communication. Most recently, Dr. Anderson served as Associate Professor at the Medical College of Georgia and Educational Researcher in MCG’s Educational Innovation Institute. Other previous roles include Director of Academic and Professional Affairs at the National Communication Association and Assistant Professor of Communication at Indiana State University.

Dr. Anderson is an active health communication and medical education scholar, with research published in leading academic journals as well as in edited books and textbooks. She has ongoing research studies and several scholarly papers under review; she serves on the Editorial Boards of both Family Medicine and the Journal of Communication Pedagogy; and she reviews for a number of public health and education journals. Dr. Anderson has received several awards for her research, service, and teaching, including the JHU Communication Program’s Excellence in Teaching Award. Dr. Anderson earned her PhD in Communication, with a specialization in Health and Strategic Communication, from George Mason University.

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