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Michele Barry

Drs. Ben & A. Jess Shenson Professor, Senior Associate Dean, Global Health, Director, Center For Innovation In Global Health, Professor Of Medicine, Stanford University; Senior Fellow At The Woods Institute

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Michele Barry


Department: Internal Medicine

Years active at Yale: 1977-2009

Dr. Barry is being recognized because of her expertise in international health and leadership in creating change for women at the School of Medicine. While on the faculty she rose to the rank of professor of medicine before she was recruited to Stanford University as senior associate dean for global health and director of the Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health. She is a past president of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2002.

While at Yale, Dr. Barry was a tireless advocate for women’s rights. She wrote the first policy to be used for maternity leave in the Department Medicine. In 2000,she and Dr. Shirley McCarthy co-authored “Recommendations for Addressing Inequity Issues at Yale Medical School,” more commonly called the Bill of Rights for Women. Dr. Barry was also passionate about her work in international health. She started the first International Health Clinic at Yale, along with Dr. Frank Bia, and they obtained funding from Johnson & Johnson to launch the first international residency training program at Yale. Our loss was Stanford’s gain.

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