Anthony Panzera

Anthony Panzera

Professorial Lecturer

An epidemiologist and social marketer, Anthony has over 18 years’ worth of experiences across numerous human health research environments, from laboratories to national studies. He is passionate about public health policies and community health programming that affect lower income and disadvantaged communities, especially targeted prevention programs for maternal and child health (MCH). Anthony is a subject matter expert on the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and was previously an employee of the Food & Nutrition Service (USDA) where he managed national WIC research and evaluation studies. Also, Anthony previously worked for Federally-contracted research outfits, university-based research groups like the Florida Prevention Research Center and Social Marketing Group, and has worked on policy teams in the public and private sector. In addition to community nutrition and MCH, Anthony has worked on asthma self-management, Federal and State-level health policy across a number of topics, and is interested in innovations that heighten the impact of public health services across the lifespan.

In addition to his teaching and service duties at American University, Anthony owns a research and evaluation consulting practice in Washington, D.C, through which he provides supportive services to organizations implementing and evaluating health-related service projects. Anthony is a founding board member of the Social Marketing Association of North America and maintains membership in the American Public Health Association. He earned a PhD in Public Health (University of South Florida), a Master of Public Health (Brown University), and a Bachelor of Science in Biology & Society (Cornell University). Anthony practices mindfulness and, although a New York State native, calls Washington, D.C. home.