Brita Roy, MD, MPH, MHS is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine (General Medicine) and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health (Chronic Diseases), and Director of Population Health for Yale Medicine.
Dr. Roy is a clinician-investigator who uses epidemiology, complex systems modeling, and community-engaged approaches to investigate the effect of positive psychosocial factors on health outcomes at the individual, community, and clinic/health system levels. She co-authored an evidence-based, actionable, community-level theoretical framework defining and describing collective well-being and its drivers and outcomes. In addition, as the Director of Population Health for Yale, she works to implement programs and processes to improve health outcomes equitably across our health system and communities that we serve. Finally, Dr. Roy also enjoys teaching health professions students and internal medicine residents in the classroom and while taking care of a diverse array of patients on the inpatient general medicine service.
Dr. Roy pursued Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University and Wayne State University, respectively. She then went on to the University of Michigan to complete a combined MD/MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education. Dr. Roy subsequently trained in internal medicine and served as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Alabama at Birmingham prior to completing the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University.
|AAMC Early Career Women Faculty Leader||Association of American Medical Colleges||2022|
|Emerging Leaders Program||Yale Medicine||2021|
|Fellow Designation||The Institute for Integrative Health||2020|
|Annie E. Nolte Writing Award||Foundation for the Advancement of Health Education||2020|
|First Author, Editor in Chief Review Article of the Year||American Journal of Health Promotion||2019|
|Health Disparities Research Institute Scholar||National Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities||2017|
|Bill Koopman Award for Excellence in Research||University of Alabama at Birmingham, Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program||2012|
|Ben Friedman Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Third Year Resident||University of Alabama at Birmingham, Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program||2012|
|Ben Friedman Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Second Year Resident||University of Alabama at Birmingham, Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Training Program||2011|
|Best Clinical Vignette||Southern Society of General Internal Medicine||2011|
|William Dodd Robinson Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine and Department of Internal Medicine Senior Scholarship||University of Michigan||2009|
|Dr. Jane Skillen Award||University of Michigan||2009|
|Ralph M. Gibson Award for Academic Excellence||University of Michigan||2009|
|Ginsberg Award for Excellence in Community Service||University of Michigan||2009|
|Graduation with “Distinction in Service”||University of Michigan||2009|
|Award of Excellence in Academic Performance||Wayne State University||2004|
|Outstanding Teaching Assistant Award||Wayne State University||2004|