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Ronald Andersen

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Ronald Andersen

Wasserman Professor Emeritus
UCLA School of Public Health
access to medical care
dental care education and access
health care for vulnerable populations
behavioral model of health services
sociology and public health


Dr. Anderson worked at the University of Chicago for 28 years, serving as director of the Center for Health Administration Studies and the graduate program in health adminsitration. He has been at UCLA for 14 years, previously serving as chair of the departmment of health services and professor in the department of sociology. He developed the behavioral model of health services, which has been extensively recognized nationally and internationally as a framework for access to medical care studies studies. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from Purdue University.

10724 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles  California  90024
United States
Office Phone: 
(310) 206-1810


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