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Michele Barry

Michele Barry
Professor (by courtesy), Operations, Information & Technology
Professor of Operations, Information and Technology (by courtesy)
Professor of Medicine and Senior Associate Dean for Global Health, School of Medicine
Senior Fellow, Woods Institute for the Environment at Stanford
Senior Fellow (by courtesy) Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford

Research Interests

  • Internal Medicine
  • Tropical Diseases


Michele Barry, MD, FACP is the Senior Associate Dean for Global Health and Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health. As a co-Founder and co-Director of the Yale/Stanford Johnson and Johnson Global Health Scholar Award,she has sent over 1000 physicians overseas to underserved areas to help strengthen health infrastructure in low resource settings. She also is current co-PI of two NIH initiatives: Global Health Equity Scholars Program and the NIH-MEPI to twin University of Zimbabwe Health Sciences with Stanford. As a past President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, she led an educational initiative in tropical medicine and travelers health which culminated in diploma courses in tropical medicine both in the U.S. and overseas, as well as a U.S. certification exam. Dr. Barry is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Science. She also sits on the the Board of Directors of the Consortium of Universities involved in Global Health (CUGH) and the Foundation for Advancement in International Education (FAIMER). Areas of scholarly interest include ethical issues involving research overseas, clinical tropical medicine, emerging infectious diseases, problems of underserved populations and globalization’’s impact upon health in the developing world.’

Academic Degrees

  • Fellowship:Yale School of Medicine (1983) CT
  • Residency:Yale School of Medicine Appointments (1981) CT
  • Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1980)
  • Residency:Yale - New Haven Hospital (1980) CT
  • Medical Education:Albert Einstein College of Medicine (1977) NY
  • Fellowship, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Rheumatology (1983)
  • Chief Residency, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Medicine (1981)
  • Residency, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Medicine (1980)
  • Internship, Yale-New Haven Hospital, Medicine (1978)
  • Diploma, Walter Reed Hospital, DC, Tropical Medicine (1980)
  • M.D., Albert Einstein College (AOA), Medicine (1977)
  • A.B., Bryn Mawr College (Magna cum laude), A.B. (1974)

Academic Appointments

  • Health Consultant Overseas Programs, Ford Foundation (1995 - 2011)
  • Paul Rogers Ambassador to US Congress, US Congress (2008 - Present)
  • Director of Center for Innovation in Global Health, Stanford University (2009 - Present)
  • Director, Yale/Stanford Johnson & Johnson Global Health Scholars Program, Stanford University Site (2009 - Present)
  • Senior Associate Dean of Global Health, Stanford University (2009 - Present)
  • Fellow, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2011 - Present)
  • Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute (2011 - Present)
  • Senior Fellow, Woods Institute (2011 - Present)

Awards and Honors

  • Humanitarian Award, Migration and Refugee, Catholic Services (1981)
  • Best Doctors in America, Peer Selection--conducted by Connolly-Castle (1996-2010)
  • President, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (2001-2002)
  • Distinguished Teacher's Award, Yale University (2002)
  • Institute of Medicine Elected Member, National Academy of Sciences (2002)
  • Ben Kean Medal, American Society of Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (2010)