Stewart J. Lawrence is a published scholar and policy analyst whose research and writing interests range from presidential politics to public health. As a private consultant to several federal health agencies, including SAMHSA and the CDC, he has special expertise on issues relating to special needs children, the deaf, and Hispanics and other ethnic and racial minorities.
Since 2008, he has been a regular contributor to several online news magazines, including The Guardian (UK), The Huffington Post, Counterpunch, and The World and I. His work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and The Christian Science Monitor. He obtained his BA in sociology from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1985 and his MA in International Affairs from Columbia University in 1989.
Stewart recently completed a book on the first-term policies of the Obama administration. His current research interests include a review of the state of contemporary research on alternative and complementary treatment for depression and other mental disorders.
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