Linda Barry, MD, FACS
Assistant Professor of Surgery
University of Connecticut
“I view leadership as unwavering passion for a cause that translates into transformative action resulting in meaningful, sustainable change.”
Linda Barry’s mindset has been the impetus behind her academic pursuits and commitment to address health disparities at each stage of her career. With the recent launch of the Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, her role as co-managing editor will enable her to make a substantive contribution to the collective effort to elevate the dialogue to a national level. “By creating a platform to promote, engage and facilitate meaningful research, I believe this journal can be instrumental in facilitating enduring solutions to eliminating health disparities and ensuring health equity,” she say.
Barry was raised in Brooklyn, NY, and completed her undergraduate studies at Yale University. After earning her medical degree at Cornell University Medical College, she completed her surgical residency at the University of California at San Francisco and surgical specialty training at the University of Southern California. In addition to her position as assistant professor of surgery, Barry is assistant director and chief operating officer of the Connecticut Institute of Clinical and Translation Science at the University of Connecticut.