James (Jim) C. Anthony, Ph.D., M.Sc.
Department of Epidemiology
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
East Lansing, Michigan, United States
For 17 years, Dr. James C. Anthony has directed National Institutes of Health (NIH)-funded drug dependence epidemiology training programs for U.S. and international researchers. He has built a unique partnership with Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru, where he has made significant contributions to that university’s public health research training program, as well as epidemiology research throughout Latin America. In addition to his own prodigious research career—he has published more than 300 articles and books, held continuous NIH R01 award support since the 1980s, and is a K05 senior scientist—Dr. Anthony has been an extremely effective mentor: more than a dozen of his trainees have become NIH principal investigators, including one recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award and another who received a NIDA MERIT award.