Bruce Anderson, Ph.D.

 Bruce Anderson Vita

Bruce Anderson, Ph.D., retired from the State of Hawaii in December 2013 after serving as President and Chief Executive Officer (PCEO) of Hawai`i Health Systems Corporation (HHSC), which includes the twelve public health hospitals and outpatient services in Hawaii.   He was previously Director of Health of the State Department of Health and Deputy Director for Environmental Health.  Bruce has over 20 years of experience in managing health and environmental protection programs and in dealing with complex environmental policy and planning issues in Hawai`i.  He was also President of Oceanic Institute, on Oahu, where he led a team of over 70 scientists, researchers and support staff in developing and transferring new aquaculture technologies to the private sector.   He continues to be involved in addressing health and environmental concerns through his consulting business, Bruce Anderson Consulting, LLC.


Bruce was born and raised in Hawai`i.  He went to Punahou School on Oahu, Colorado College and received his Master’s in Public Health from Yale University and a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences from the University of Hawai`i.  He enjoys saltwater fly fishing and hiking, riding horses and gardening with his wife, Debbie, on their ranch on the Big Island.