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Janet Roberts-AndersenJanet Roberts-Andersen

Medical Assisting Program Chair and Associate Professor of the School of Allied Health

Courses Regularly Taught  

  • Anatomy and Physiology (MA 106)
  • Administrative Procedures I (MA 101)
  • Administrative Procedures II (MA 121)
  • Clinical Procedures I (MA 102)
  • Clinical Procedures II (MA 122)
  • Diseases of the Human Body (MA 108)
  • Limited Radiography-Radiation Safety
  • Professional Components (MA 201)
  • Practicum (MA 202)
  • Cultural Perspectives in Global Health in the Yucatan (HUM 299/TRIP 101XMX)

Year Started at Mercy College 2003

Education

  • Graduate Certificate in Public Health (currently pursuing), University of Iowa, IA
  • Doctorate in Health Education, The College of St. Mary, Omaha, NE
  • Master of Science in Nutrition, Washington State University, Pullman, WA
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Technology, California Lutheran University, Thousand Oaks, CA

Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Clinical Pathologists
  • American Association of Medical Assistants
  • Health Professional Global Network

Professional Projects/Research Interests

  • Faculty Excellence Award winner 2013
  • Empowering patients to self-manage their chronic conditions
  • Cultural diversity
  • Health disparities
  • Pathways to Health Care Careers Iowa
  • Nutrition education
  • Health literacy
  • Mercy College Research Committee
  • Strategic Planning and College Score Card
  • Six Sigma Student Retention
  • Alpha Eta Allied Health Honor Society President

Community Service Involvement

  • Global Health Education trips to Haiti, Guadelope, Dominican Replug, Martinque, Nica, and Mexico
  • Volunteer to clean up trails and waterways
  • Des Moines Art Festival
  • Des Moines Marathon
  • Inner City Special Arts Program

Personal History

I've lived in La Chausse St Victor, France and traveled throughout Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Greece, Germany, Belgium, Denmark, Britain, and Russia.

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Janet Roberts-Andersen, EdD, MS, MT, (ASCP)

Program Chair, Medical Assisting
Associate Professor
jandersen@mercydesmoines.org
(515) 643-6705


Office Location

Building 1, Rm. 325

Mailing Address
Mercy College of Health Sciences
928 6th Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309-1239