Dr. Anderson studied chemical engineering at Arizona State University (B.S.) and the University of Washington (M.S. and Ph.D.). His graduate studies focused on determining the location of pulmonary gas exchange for highly soluble gases (e.g., acetone and ethanol) using experimental and mathematical techniques. After graduation, he joined the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan as a postdoctoral fellow and published studies aimed at improving the delivery of liquid into lungs for use in surfactant replacement therapy, pulmonary drug delivery and liquid ventilation. Dr. Anderson returned to the University of Washington as a fellow in Pulmonary Medicine to study transdermal ethanol exchange and the kinetics of endogenous acetone in the exhaled breath of human volunteers. After a few years, Dr. Anderson moved across campus and accepted a position as Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Bioengineering. Shortly thereafter, Dr. Anderson joined Uptake Medical (Seattle, WA) to oversee the preclinical development of a device to treat emphysema. In his time there, Dr. Anderson helped the Uptake Medical team shepherd this device from a preclinical concept through a series of international clinical trials to a product commercially approved for sale in Europe.
Dr. Anderson has provided expert testimony on the alcohol breath test in multiple states including Washington, California, and New Hampshire.
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