Suzanne E. Landis, MD, MPH

Project: "Enhanced Primary Care in a Retirement Community"
Mountain Area Health Education Center, Inc.
North Carolina

Dr. Landis is the director of the Division of Healthcare Innovation and the director of the Center for Healthy Aging at the Mountain Area Health Education Center in Asheville, NC where she has an active clinical and teaching practice with the Family Medicine Residency and the Geriatric Fellowship Programs. Her professional passions are improving access to care and quality of care. Her research areas include primary care practice redesign, quality improvement, and programs that improve the health of older adults. She created Project Access, a structured volunteer physician program that provides free care to low income uninsured people, and has consulted widely across the US disseminating this project. She is a tenured professor in the Departments of Family Medicine and Internal Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and completed an internal medicine residency at the University of North Carolina, a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar Fellowship, and an MPH in epidemiology at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health. She also served in the National Health Service Corps for three years in rural Tennessee.

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