Donna Barry


Donna Barry
Member since:
24 Apr, 2008


Donna Barry, RN, NP, MPH, served as the Advocacy and Policy Director at Partners In Health (PIH) and is appointed as a Researcher at the DGHE. She led PIH’s advocacy and policy efforts related to health and hunger, socio-economic development in Haiti, increased funding for global health, maternal mortality, tuberculosis and health system strengthening. She has participated in briefings and hearings in the U.S. House of Representative on Haiti debt relief, MDR-TB and reproductive health. Previously she led the Partners In Health project to treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis (MDR-TB) in Russia and was Co-Director of PIH’s women’s health programs in Haiti.

Donna was one of the key staff on PIH’s & DGHE’s nursing activities and provided clinical and program advice to PIH’s women’s health programs. Donna received her RN and MSN with certifications in women’s and adult health from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions in 2001 and earned Masters’ Degrees in International Affairs and Public Health, specializing in reproductive health, maternal child health, international development and the former Soviet Union, from Columbia University in New York in 1992.

Role(s) / Profession(s)

  • Academic
  • Advocate, Community Organizer
  • Director (Site, Program, Project)
  • Nurse
  • Policy


  • Brigham and Women's Hospital, Division of Global Health Equity
    Website: Type: Medical Institution Country: United States About: The Division of Global Health Equity (DGHE) is dedicated to addressing health disparities through training, education, research and service. The Division focuses on infectious diseases (e.g., HIV and tuberculosis) as well as non-infectious diseases (e.g., coronary artery disease and diabetes) and other health problems of major importance across the globe. Through the hospital’s Doris and Howard Hiatt Residency in Global Health Equity, internal medicine residents in training divide their time between BWH and Partners In Health project sites. This model is now being replicated at other medical schools and teaching hospitals across the country.
  • Partners In Health - PIH
    Website: Type: Non-Governmental Organization Country: United States About: Partners In Health, co-founded by physicians Paul Farmer and Jim Yong Kim, serves millions of poor patients in nine countries, providing them with extensive health care and social services that address the root causes of poor health. By successfully proving that providing comprehensive, community-based medical care for complex diseases such as AIDS and tuberculosis is not just possible but essential, the organization has helped bring about significant changes in global health policies and practices.

Work Location(s)

  • United States


  • English
  • Russian