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Brita Roy

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Director of Population Health (Yale Medicine), N/A

Contact Information

Brita Roy, MD, MPH, MHS

Mailing Address

  • General Internal Medicine

    367 Cedar St., ESH-A

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States



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, researching ways to use assets-based approaches to mitigating disparities in health outcomes by identifying and promoting positive psychosocial factors at the individual and community levels. She is investigating mechanisms by which positive psychology can prevent disease among individuals and groups, which led to the development of an actionable framework to measure and support the health and well-being of entire communities. She also serves as a measurement lead for the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative, led by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. In addition, 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 in the hospital.

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 pursue a combined MD/MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education. Dr. Roy subsequently completed residency training 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 (2015)
  • RWJF Clinical Scholar
    Yale University (2015)
  • Resident
    University of Alabama at Birmingham (2012)
  • MPH
    University of Michigan, Health Behavior & Health Education (2009)
  • MD
    University of Michigan Medical School (2009)
  • MS
    Wayne State University, Biomedical Engineering (2004)
  • BS
    Vanderbilt University, Biomedical Engineering (2002)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Fellow DesignationThe Institute for Integrative Health2020
Annie E. Nolte Writing AwardFoundation for the Advancement of Health Education2020
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

Professional Service

System Incident Management Post-Acute Care CommitteeMember2020 - Present
Yale University Sustainability Implementation Steering CommitteeCommittee Member2019 - Present
Clinically Integrated Network Leadership CommitteeRepresentative2019 - Present
Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) Steering Committee Member, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Southern Connecticut State UniversityMember2019 - Present
Society of General Internal MedicineAM19 Program Committee Chair2018 - 2019
PLOS OneEditor2018 - 2021
Society of General Internal MedicineWomen and Medicine Commission (Co-Chair 2017-2019)2017 - 2021
Clinical Integration Leadership CommitteeRepresentative2017 - 2019
Yale Medicine Quality CommitteeMember2017 - 2018
YNHHS Medicaid Operations Task ForceMember2017 - 2018
Providence/St. Joseph’s Health System & Well-being Trust Advisory Group, Well-being TrustMember2017 - 2018
Accountable Care Unit Advisory Board, Yale New Haven HospitalBoard Member2017 - 2018
Yale Medicine Value-based Payment Clinical Operations CommitteeCo-Chair2017 - Present
YNHHS Total Costs of Care, Finance, Data, and Analytics CommitteeMember2017 - Present
YNHHS Accountable Health Communities Planning CommitteeMember2017 - Present
Healthy Planet WorkgroupMember2017 - Present
DataHaven Advisory Board, DataHavenBoard Member2017 - Present
Society of General Internal MedicineMentoring Program, Co-Chair2016 - 2017
Clinical Integration Operating CouncilRepresentative2016 - 2019
Center for Research Engagement Steering CommitteeMember2016 - Present
Committee on Population Health, Connecticut Hospital AssociationCommittee on Population Health2016 - Present
Yale Committee on Status of Women in MedicineMember2015 - 2020
National Committee on Health and Vital Statistics Population Health Subcommittee, Advancing Community-Level Core MeasurementMember2015 - 2018
Society of General Internal MedicineProud to be GIM Task Force (Co-Chair, 2015-16)2015 - 2018
Academy HealthData and Analytics in Learning Health Systems2015 - 2017
Society of General Internal MedicineCareer Advising Program (Co-Chair 2015-16)2015 - 2017
Institute for Healthcare ImprovementFaculty Member2014 - 2020
Journal of General Internal MedicineEditor2014 - 2017
Society of General Internal MedicineAssociate Member Representative on Council2013 - 2016
Connecticut State Medical SocietyResident and Fellow Section2013 - 2014
Education Summit/Research and Innovations in Medical Education WeekUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham2011 - 2013
Society of General Internal MedicineHealth Equity Commission2010 - 2021
Society of General Internal MedicineAbstract Grader 2010 - 2017

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