Erin S. Barry, M.S. is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Military and Emergency Medicine at the Uniformed Services University (USU). She is a biomedical and biobehavioral scientist with expertise in research design, planning, logistics, data management, statistical analyses, and assessment. Ms. Barry has worked at USU since 2010 where her research has focused on traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, and health care leadership.
For the past six years, she has worked with the Leader and Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) Program to developed leadership education and development programs that integrate research, curricula, and assessment within the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and Graduate Education Office. Her role in LEAD is to work on all aspects of Research and Development including original research, scholarly reviews, and to translate scientific materials and evidence to be effectively taught and disseminated. She serves as Principal Researcher for several studies of leadership that focus on individual characteristics, interpersonal dynamics, and academic performance as predictors of leadership competence. She also works closely with the LEAD Curriculum team to bridge, coordinate, and analyze student, faculty, and program assessment.
Ms. Barry’s educational background includes a B.E. (2006) in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University and an M.S. (2008) in Biomedical Engineering with a focus on Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery from the University of Texas at Arlington. In addition to her research and program development, Ms. Barry mentors and coaches graduate and medical students. She is currently working on her Ph.D. in Health Professions Education focusing on leadership and followership within medical education.