M. Anita Barry, M.D. '71

The 2020-21 Mother Caroline Friess Alumnae of the Year is Dr. M. Anita Barry from the Class of 1971, who joins a long list of sisters who have dedicated their lives to making this world a better place. Dr. Barry is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Infectious Disease, with extensive experience in public health. She was the Director of Communicable Disease Control at the Boston Public Health Commission from 1984 to 2017. As the director, she was responsible for the surveillance and control of all communicable diseases in the City of Boston. During that time, she remained a practicing ID clinician, including for a number of years, as manager of the BPHC Tuberculosis Clinic. In addition, for over thirty years, Dr. Barry taught as an assistant professor of medicine at the Boston University School of Medicine and as an assistant professor of public health at the Boston University School of Public Health. Throughout her life, Dr. Barry served and continues to serve on various advisory groups and committees, including the National Association of County and City Healthy officials Infectious Disease Prevention and Control Workgroup. But for us here at NDP, Doctor Barry played a pivotal role as a member of NDP's Medical-Public Health Advisory Team during this very difficult past year.  She helped the school navigate the pandemic, always keeping the safety of the community at the forefront.

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