Professor & Chairman, Department of Epidemiology
Professor Jim Anthony joined the faculty of the MSU College of Human
Medicine Department of Epidemiology in October 2003, and rapidly
forged a strong partnership with the MSU Communications Technology
Laboratory and the associated Games and Learning Collaboratory.
The talents and strengths of the CTL and GLC mesh well with the
future of epidemiology and public health, which strive to help families
and individuals learn to live healthier and happier lives, one at
a time, or 1000s at a time.
He has worked with Carrie Heeter and CTL staffers Jason Justman
and Pete Maziak to create the CTL Longitudinal Surveillance Engine,
a new tool for rigorous longitudinal research, program evaluation,
and formal experimentation to evaluate the impact of new online
software products, public service announcements, and other public
health and educational interventions that can be delivered via the
internet. With Brian Winn as a partner, he is a creator of the CTL
Cognitive Games Initiative, with a goal of helping to perserve cognitive
health from middle through late adulthood via regular online exercise
to promote memory and other cognitive functions. With Darcy Greene
as a partner, he is fostering the development of online interventions
that seek to reduce risk of adolescent suicide.
Adolescent Suicide Prevention Initiative
Anthony has authored more than 200 scholarly
works between 1979 and the present.
is a selected list.