Michele Barry , MD
Michele Barry is the Drs. Ben and A. Jess Shenson endowed Professor of Medicine and Tropical Diseases, Director of the Center for Innovation in Global Health, and Senior Associate Dean of Global Health at Stanford University. She is the past Chair of the Board of Directors of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health and a past president of The American Society for Tropical Medicine and Hygiene. She is an elected member of the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine where she sits on the NAM advisory board for Global Health. Barry is also an elected member of both the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Council for Foreign Relations. She has sent over 2000 physicians to create and contribute to sustainable capacity building partnerships globally through the Stanford/Yale Physician Scholars Program. She is the founder of WomenLift Health, a Gates funded multiyear initiative offering transformative leadership journeys for women in global health and also sits on the advisory committee for WHO’s policy on gender equality, equity and human rights. She is a recipient of both the AMWA Elizabeth Blackwell Medal for outstanding contributions to women in the field of medicine in the US and the ASTMH Ben Kean Medal for dedication to clinical tropical medicine impacting the training of students, fellows, and health practitioners in this field. Her scholarly interests include emerging pandemic diseases, gender equity, human and planetary health and the ethical aspects of conducting research overseas.