Michele Barry, MD, FACP, FASTMH is the Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson Professor of Medicine and Tropical Diseases at Stanford University. She is the Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health and Senior Dean for Global Health. As one of the co-founders of the Stanford/Yale Global Health Scholars 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 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. Dr. Barry is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, the Council for Foreign Relations and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She has been selected for Best Doctors in America and is also the 2018 recipient of AMWA’s award – the Elizabeth Blackwell medal for creating pathways for women in medicine. An avid supporter of women leadership globally she is the founder of WomenLift Health, a Gates funded leadership initiative for women which aims to put 3500 women into CEO or leadership positions in the public or private sector of the global health workforce over 10 years She is also the current chair of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health, a consortium of 172 universities in the US and overseas working in global health. Scholarly interests include but are not limited to tropical diseases, ethics of research done overseas, human and planetary health and equitable partnerships overseas.



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