My name is Liv Anderson and I am a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan's School of Public Health. I teach a variety of graduate courses related to professional development and an undergraduate course related to nutrition through the life cycle. I am currently designing an online course in public health nutrition for the new online Master of Public Health degree program. In addition to teaching, I conduct research surrounding interprofessional education (IPE) concerning public health's role in the IPE curriculum and lactation education of health professionals. It is imperative to continually evaluate innovative teaching strategies that match the needs of learners in this 21st century of higher ed. Thus, I implement and evaluate novel teaching strategies to create inclusive classrooms yet are effective for students to master public health competencies expected of them in a real-world setting.
Besides from a career in public health nutrition, I have two sweet little boys (5 and 3 years old). My partner, my boys, and I love to take advantage of all that Ann Arbor has to offer including the outdoor and indoor parks, events at the Big House, museums, delicious donuts (Dimo's!), and trail systems. To relax I go for long runs, read books, and drink coffee (Lobster Butter always!).