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Bronwen J. Anders

Bronwen  J. Anders

Adjunct Professor Emeritus
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Clinical, Research, Teaching Interests

Dr. Anders has worked with medical students and residents in underserved multicultural areas of San Diego and Tijuana and served as a pediatric consultant to the East County American Indian clinics for the past 30 years. Dr Anders has been involved in Reach out and Read (ROR) since its inception and has run a ROR program at a busy community clinic. She was instrumental in setting up the San Diego ROR coalition and has taken ROR abroad places such as Baja California and Haiti. She continues to teach residents on the Community Pediatrics rotation in the Division of Child Development and Community Health.



Mt. Holyoke College, South Hadley, MA, B.A., Russian, German, French


Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, Premedical studies


Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, M.D.


University of Colorado, Denver, CO, Masters in Health Administration


Liverpool, England, Diploma in Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Honors and Awards


Zanville award from the United Way for innovative program to improve group well child care in an underserved population


American Lung Association Annual Outstanding Breath of Life Award


National AAP meeting, Wyeth award for one of ten outstanding programs increasing access to health care for children (San Diego TB program)


Health Heroes Award, San Diego Council of Community Clinics


Concord Academy Joan Shaw Herman Award


National American Academy of Pediatrics annual Community Teaching Award


National American Academy of Pediatrics Seniors Advocacy Award


National American Academy of Pediatrics Job Lewis Smith Award


First AAP Chapter 3 Bronwen Anders Award


Leonard Tow Humanism Award, UCSD

Most Recent Publications

  • Smith, S, Anders, BJ. Tuberculosis mastoiditis caused by Mycobacterium bovis. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. 1994; 13:538-539.
  • Ginsberg MM, Keenan K, Thompson M, Anders, B: Stool survey of asymptomatic diapered children in day care. Pediatrics (suppl). 1994; 94:1026-1027.
  • Anders, BJ. TB in California children. California Pediatrician. Fall, 1994; pp. 41-43.
    Beine, K, Fullerton, J, Palinkas, L, Anders, B. Conceptions of prenatal care among Somali women in San Diego. J Nurse-Midwifery. 1995; 40:376-381.
  • Cronin AM, Anders B, Moore, MJ: Latino belief of alleged medical procedure. Letter to the editor, Western J Med. 1996; 164:364-365.
  • Pong AL, Anders BJ, Moser KS, Starkey M, Gassmann A, Besser RE: Tuberculosis screening at San Diego high schools with high risk populations. Arch Pediatr Adol Med. 1998; 152 (7):646-650.
  • Anders, BJ and Welch-Scalco, L. Children’s Dreams. Reach Out and Read Book, First Ever Kumeyaay-English, July 2003.
  • Anders, BJ. Contributing author to Toolbox for Resident Projects in the Community. American Academy of Pediatrics, 2005.
  • Anders, BJ. Contributing author to Pediatrics in the Tropics in Resource Limited Settings. American Academy of Pediatrics, 2009.
  • Anders, BJ. et al. Child Healthcare Workers in Resource-Limited Areas Improve Health with Innovative Low-Cost Projects. Journal of Tropical Pediatrics, in press.