Sara E. Landers is a doctoral student at the Columbia University School of Social Work. Her research focuses on examining how social inequities perpetuate health disparities and limit access to health care, particularly in the areas of sexual and reproductive health and substance use. Ms. Landers is especially passionate about this topic as it relates to young people given her clinical training in child welfare and prior work in child and adolescent health research at both the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and Columbia University Irving Medical Center. Currently, Ms. Landers is working with Dr. Alissa Davis to implement SMART Couples II, a couple-based HIV adherence intervention for people who inject drugs.
Ms. Landers received her BS in Psychology from Haverford College, her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Social Policy & Practice, and is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW) in the state of New York.