Trained in clinical psychology, Dr. Anderson has had a wide-ranging career, first as a scientist and tenured professor studying health inequities and health psychology, and later as an executive in government, non-profit, and higher education contexts. Dr. Anderson is currently a professor and administrator at Florida State University (FSU). At FSU he created and directs the FSU Faculty Leadership Development Program, which is designed to offer leadership training to faculty across the university and at different stages of their professional journeys. He is also President of Anderson Leadership Coaching and Consulting, LLC. Before joining FSU, Dr. Anderson served for 13 years as Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the American Psychological Association (APA). Prior to joining APA, Dr. Anderson was the founding Associate Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in charge of social and behavioral science, and was the first Director of the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR). At NIH, he facilitated behavioral and social sciences research across all of the Institutes and Centers of the NIH. In addition to his formal leadership roles, Dr. Anderson served as a tenured associate professor at Duke University and as a professor at the Harvard School of Public Health. He is well-known for his research and writing on health and behavior, and on racial/ethnic and economic health disparities. For his research, service, and leadership, he has received a number of significant awards from scientific societies and universities.