National Director of the Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program and the Fellowship in Family Planning
Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health
Dr. Landy has worked in the field of family planning and abortion since 1970 as an international consultant, researcher, counselor, administrator, writer and advocate. In 1979, she became the Executive Director of the National Abortion Federation, one year after its founding, and established it as a nationally recognized, professional association of abortion providers in the United States. In 1999, she founded the Kenneth J. Ryan Residency Training Program in Abortion and Family Planning, at the Bixby Center for Global Reproductive Health within the department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences at UCSF. The Ryan Program, encompassing 59 programs (and growing) in leading universities, is a national program to formally integrate family planning training in departments of obstetrics and gynecology in the United States and Canada. In addition, she directs the national Fellowship in Family Planning, a new subspecialty area in obstetrics and gynecology founded by Dr. Philip Darney at UCSF.
In 2003, Dr. Landy, in collaboration with Pathfinder International and the Center, developed the Course in Curriculum Reform and Reproductive Health for Vietnamese policymakers and clinicians. The course presented the history and experience of curriculum reform at UCSF within the context of Reproductive Health. Based on requests by Vietnamese colleagues, the program narrowed its focus to Evidence Based Medicine, Problem Based Learning and Policy within medical education reform. These short courses are held in Vietnam with experts from UCSF. Dr. Landy’s research is focused on family planning education and training. She is dedicated to enhancing research, clinical training and academic integration of family planning and abortion both nationally and internationally.
She is a recipient of Senator Barbara Boxer’s Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition with the ‘Woman of the Year’ award.
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Updated February 2009