Michele Barry, MD, FACP, FASTMH is Professor of Medicine and Tropical Diseases at Stanford University. She is the Director of the Center for Global Health Innovation and is Senior Associate Dean for Global Health at the School of Medicine. She is also a Senior Fellow at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute and the Woods Institute for Environmental Studies. As one of the co-founders of the Yale/Stanford Johnson and Johnson Global Health Scholar Award 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 American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 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, as well as a U.S. certification exam. Dr. Barry is an elected member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) and National Academy of Sciences since 2002 .She has been selected for Best Doctors in America and currently sits on the NAM Board on Global Health, the Advisory Board for NIH-Fogarty Center, the Board of Directors of the Consortium of Universities involved in Global Health (CUGH) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). She is the 2010 recipient of the Ben Kean Medal given every three years by the ASTMH and the 2017 chosen recipient of the Elizabeth Blackburn Award given by AMWA. She has over200 publications in the areas of tropical diseases, travel medicine, ethics of research overseas and impact of globalization on health.