Michele Barry, MD, FACP, FASTMH is a Professor of Medicine and Tropical Diseases at Stanford University. She is the Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health and Senior Associate Dean for Global Health. She is also a Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute and the Woods Institute for Environmental Studies.
As one of the co-founders of the Yale/Stanford Johnson and Johnson Global Health Scholar Award program, she has sent over 1500 physicians overseas to underserved areas to help strengthen health infrastructure in low resource settings. As a past President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), 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. In 2009, she was recruited from Stanford as the inaugural dean of global health at Stanford, where she created a multidisciplinary Center with 170 affiliate faculty.
Dr. Barry is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and National Academy of Sciences since 2002. She has been selected annually for Best Doctors in America and currently sits on the NAM Board on Global Health. She is the 2019 Chair-elect of the Board of Directors for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) and is a recipient of the Ben Kean Medal given every three years by the ASTMH to the outstanding tropical disease clinical educator in the U.S. She won the Leah Lowenstein Award for the promotion of humane and egalitarian medical education at Yale and she is also 2018 recipient of AMWA’s highest award – the Elizabeth Blackwell award for mentoring women in the U.S. towards careers in the field of medicine.