Britta Anderson is a senior research scientist in the Public Health Department at NORC. Anderson is a mixed-methods and survey researcher who focuses on women’s health and vulnerable populations, including rural populations. The majority of her time is spent supporting the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Innovation (CMMI). Currently, she is leading the development of a hypertension management toolkit for the CDC. She is also developing surveys for the Next Generation Accountable Care Organization (ACO) project for CMMI, and providing evaluation technical assistance to grantees in the Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma (ACT) program portfolio for the Office of Minority Health. She also works on projects for the Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis including the ongoing Cohort Analysis project where she leads the evaluation of the Outreach Grantees.
Previously at NORC, Anderson co-led the survey data collection and analysis for the Health Care Innovation Awards (HCIA) project for CMMI, and she created a longitudinal, cross-site, prospective evaluation for HRSA's healthcare workforce programs. She has also contributed to projects for the Office on Women’s Health evaluation contract, and an evaluation for the Office of Adolescent Health’s Teen Pregnancy Prevention program. Previous rural health projects for the Walsh Center have focused on home health, long-term care, and allied health pilot program grantees.
Prior to working at NORC, Anderson spent eight years as a researcher at the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. During this time she completed her PhD in psychology, studying how people use information during medical decision making. Anderson has more than 60 peer-review publications, which focus primarily on the knowledge, attitudes, and practices of obstetricians and gynecologists. In 2017 Anderson was a Rural Health Fellow with the National Rural Health Association (NRHA). Part of this experience was developing an NRHA policy statement about women's access to maternity care in rural America.