Barry is the Senior Associate Dean for Global Health and Director of Global Health Programs in Medicine at Stanford. She also serves as the health consultant for the Ford Foundation overseas programs. Prior to joining Stanford, Barry was the Director of the Yale/Stanford Johnson and Johnson Global Health Scholar Award program. In that capacity, she sent over 1000 physicians overseas to underserved areas to help strengthen health infrastructure in low resource settings.
As a past President of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Barry 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, as well as a U.S. certification exam. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and National Academy of Science and is past-Chair of the Interest Group on Global Health, Infectious Diseases and Microbiology at the IOM.
Barry has been listed in Best Doctors in America and recently joined the Board of Directors of the Bill and Melinda Gates funded Consortium of Universities involved in Global Health (CUGH).
Barry’s areas of scholarly interest include global health workforce, clinical tropical medicine, emerging infectious diseases, problems of underserved populations and globalization’s impact upon health in the developing world.