Public Outreach and Community Input Committee Chairperson and POSDC Member

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Tammy L. Anderson, Ph.D. is a Professor in the University of Delaware’s Department of Sociology and Criminal Justice.  She has published numerous books, including Understanding Deviance: Connecting Classical and Contemporary Perspectives (Routledge), Rave Culture: The Alteration and Decline of a Philadelphia Music Scene (Temple University Press), Sex, Drugs, and Death (Routledge), and Neither Villain nor Victim: Empowerment and Agency among Women Substance Abusers (Rutgers University Press), 50+ peer-reviewed articles, and 20+ other published papers, which showcase her expertise in substance abuse, the opioid epidemic, deviance, crime, culture, gender and social control.  Professor Anderson’s research has received more than $2 million in support from the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Drug Abuse, National Institute of Justice, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the National Association of State Controlled Substance Authorities, the Bureau of Justice Assistance, the Centers for Disease Control and the University of Delaware.  Anderson is the founder of the HeNN (Help Near & Now) smartphone app, which is a GIS-based locator of services and events for substance abuse prevention, harm reduction, treatment, and recovery in the Mid-Atlantic region.  Anderson has held leadership positions in her home department, the College of Arts & Sciences, and at the university level.  She has served on the editorial boards of numerous scientific peer-reviewed journals, including Sociology Compass, Sociological Forum, Sociological Quarterly, Feminist Criminology, and Adiciones.  Recently, Anderson’s service and leadership expand beyond the university and academy to important state-level commissions and private-sector boards that do work on substance abuse and the opioid epidemic.  In these efforts, Anderson’s role is to advise best practices based on scientific research.