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Brita Roy

MD, MPH, MHS
Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Director of Population Health, Yale Medicine

Contact Information

Brita Roy, MD, MPH, MHS

Mailing Address

  • General Internal Medicine

    367 Cedar St., ESH-A

    New Haven, CT 06510

    United States

Appointments

Biography

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.

Education & Training

  • MHS
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • MPH
    University of Michigan School of Public Health, Health Behavior & Health Education
  • MD
    University of Michigan Medical School
  • MS
    Wayne State University, Biomedical Engineering
  • BE
    Vanderbilt University, Biomedical Engineering
  • Extern
    Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Million Hearts Initiative
  • Clinical Scholar
    Yale University School of Medicine (with support from The Veterans Administration)
  • Chief Medical Resident
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Resident
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Intern
    University of Alabama at Birmingham

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
AAMC Early Career Women Faculty LeaderAssociation of American Medical Colleges2022
Emerging Leaders ProgramYale Medicine2021
Fellow DesignationThe Institute for Integrative Health2020
Annie E. Nolte Writing AwardFoundation for the Advancement of Health Education2020
First Author, Editor in Chief Review Article of the YearAmerican Journal of Health Promotion2019
Health Disparities Research Institute ScholarNational Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities2017
Bill Koopman Award for Excellence in ResearchUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program2012
Ben Friedman Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Third Year ResidentUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program2012
Ben Friedman Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Second Year ResidentUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Training Program2011
Best Clinical VignetteSouthern Society of General Internal Medicine2011
William Dodd Robinson Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine and Department of Internal Medicine Senior ScholarshipUniversity of Michigan2009
Dr. Jane Skillen AwardUniversity of Michigan2009
Ralph M. Gibson Award for Academic ExcellenceUniversity of Michigan2009
Ginsberg Award for Excellence in Community ServiceUniversity of Michigan2009
Graduation with “Distinction in Service”University of Michigan2009
Award of Excellence in Academic PerformanceWayne State University2004
Outstanding Teaching Assistant AwardWayne State University2004

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