Stewart Landers, JD, MCP, is Director of Health Services, Boston Office and a Senior Consultant at John Snow, Inc. (JSI), with 30 years of experience working on issues related to public health practice, chronic disease, wellness, HIV/AIDS, mental health/substance abuse treatment, LGBT health and emergency preparedness. From 2009-2011, he conducted a mid-term evaluation of a large, multi-pronged initiative to combat childhood obesity in Monroe County, NY. From 2007-2009, Mr. Landers served as Senior Program Director at the Massachusetts Department of Public Health (MDPH) as well as Interim Director of the MDPH Bureau of Community Health Access and Promotion. In that role, he oversaw a variety of programs addressing wellness, obesity and overweight, chronic disease, primary care, school health, and violence and injury prevention, including the development of Mass in Motion, Massachusetts statewide effort to combat overweight and obesity. He oversaw development of the Municipal Wellness Grants, a private-public partnership funding 10 Massachusetts cities to assess the environmental and policy context for wellness and then create a plan to improve the local environment. In addition, he led a CDC-funded pilot initiative to support Integration of Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Programs in the context of Massachusetts’ Health Care Reform efforts.
Mr. Landers has also worked extensively to address the HIV/AIDS epidemic. He is currently the Principal Investigator for the Affordable Care Enrollment (ACE) Technical Assistance Center. The ACE TA Center, funded by the Health and Resources Administration HIV/AIDS Bureau, support the enrollment of people living with HIV, with an emphasis on people of color, into Affordable Care Act coverage options, both Marketplace and Medicaid. For the DHHS Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, he recently completed an evaluation of the 12 Cities Project one of two main implementation arms of the U.S. National HIV/AIDS Strategy. He is also an evaluation specialist for a study on interdisciplinary models of HIV/AIDS care for HRSA/HAB. For the Indian Health Service (IHS), he recently completed an evaluation of HIV Counseling, Testing and Referral Programs at thirteen Urban Indian Health Programs. In 2006, for the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau, he completed a collaborative research study with Harvard Medical School to evaluate quality improvement efforts for HIV care services provided under the Ryan White Treatment Modernization Act.
Beyond his work at JSI, Mr. Landers is as associate editor at the American Journal of Public Health. He has taught Evaluation of Public Health Programs at Tufts University School of Medicine Graduate Program in Public Health since 1997.