Tom Anderson (Cherokee)
Mr. Anderson brings to AAIP many years of experience in working with tribes, tribal health programs and the public health agenda. Recently, Mr. Anderson worked at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences serving as Director of the Office for American Indians in Medicine and Sciences. Prior tribal related endeavors include: Senior Health Strategist and Tribal Health Consultant and Director of the Oklahoma Area Tribal Public Health/Epidemiology Center at the Southern Plains Tribal Health Board. Mr. Anderson has a B.S. from Northwestern Oklahoma State University and a Master’s Degree in Public Health from the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health. Mr. Anderson is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation and actively engaged in tribal history, cultural practices, activities and ceremonies. Mr. Anderson states “My background includes serving as a voice for tribes, tribal health issues, and tribal advocacy resulting in added funding awards for tribe and tribal organizations. I remain actively involved locally, regionally and nationally on many fronts concerning tribal health and tribal public health issues. I continue to serve tribal communities participating on regional and national tribal workgroups, boards, taskforces, tribal consortiums, tribal associations and planning committees”.