Stewart Landers Appointed to MA Public Health Council

June 15th, 2022 | News


We are proud to announce that Governor Baker has appointed JSI’s Stewart Landers to the Massachusetts Public Health Council (PHC). The 15-member PHC, chaired by Commissioner of Public Health Margaret Cooke, oversees the MA Department of Public Health. The PHC is charged specifically with the promulgation of rules and regulations, holding public hearings, and approving certain appointments and Determination of Need applications.

Stewart has been a senior consultant at JSI since 1994 and directed the Boston office from 2011 through 2021. He is a board member of the Massachusetts Public Health Association (MPHA), which he will represent on the PHC. MPHA advocates for the health of residents, and specifically for the strengthening of local public health and achieving racial health equity.

Stewart has worked in public health for over 30 years, focusing on public health systems and practices related to HIV and AIDS, chronic disease, wellness, mental health/substance abuse treatment, and LGBTQ+ health.

“I am honored to be appointed to this distinguished council and look forward to working with it to improve the health of Massachusetts residents through timely access to public health and medical prevention and treatment services.”

Stewart has been an associate editor for the American Journal of Public Health since 2005, focused on HIV, LGBTQ+ health, substance use disorders, community health workers, and the intersection of law, regulation, and health policy. From 2011 to 2018, he was a member of the Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Health.

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