Henry A. Anderson, MD, received his M.D. degree in 1972 from the University of Wisconsin-Madison; certified in 1977 by the American Board of Preventive Medicine with a sub-specialty in occupational and environmental medicine; became a fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (1983) and elected a Collegium Ramazzini Fellow (1990). His research (1972-1980) began with Dr. Selikoff investigating household and environmental asbestos exposure. He served as Wisconsin Chief Medical Officer and Environmental and Occupational Disease Epidemiologist, establishing mesothelioma and asbestosis surveillance and asbestos exposure studies of school teachers and building maintenance workers (1980-2016). He holds adjunct professorships at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health, and the Institute for Environmental Studies, Center for Human Studies. Throughout his career he served on many US EPA and HHS committees that addressed asbestos. He works closely with volunteer advocacy organizations.