Since 1985, Dr. Landers has worked with UNICEF and other international agencies to promote policies and programs in support of children and their families. Over the past 20 years, she has provided technical assistance and support to child development programs in over 60 countries throughout Southern Africa, South Asia, East Asia, Middle East and North Africa, Central Asia and Eastern Europe. She has extensive experience in the design, implementation, and training of practitioners at all levels, developing global interventions ranging from parenting education to developmental pediatrics. Dr. Landers has participated in rapid assessment missions in areas of conflict including Liberia, East Timor, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, and Romania and has designed interventions for children in conflict and post conflict situations. Dr. Landers brings her international expertise to New York where she is involved in the design of early intervention programs for high risk children and their families.
Lander received a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1976, and a MPH and EdD from Harvard University in 1980 and 1984 respectively.