Donna J. Barry, DNP, MSN, MPH
Assistant Professor, Program Director, Weston and Online DNP Programs
Assistant Professor Donna J. Barry, DNP, MSN, MPH, is the program director for the Weston and Online DNP Programs and teaches in the nursing graduate programs. She was previously the director of global nursing at Regis College and continues to advise that program.
Donna earned her BA in Political Science and Russian at St. Louis University. She then received master’s degrees in Public Health and International Affairs at Columbia University. After working in global public health projects in Russia and the United States, she returned to school at the MGH Institute of Health Professions to earn her BSN and MSN with specializations in women’s and adult health. Donna received her DNP with a focus on nursing education from Regis College. Her scholarly practice project focused on how health policy is taught to undergraduate and masters’ nursing students in New England.
Prior to joining Regis, Donna was the executive director of global oncology where she led the organization to help reduce disparities in access to cancer care around the world. Before that, she served as the director of women’s health and rights at the Center for American Progress (CAP) from 2013-2015.
Previously, Donna was the advocacy and policy director at Partners In Health (PIH), where she began working in 2001. She led the PIH project to treat multi-drug resistant tuberculosis in Russia and was co-director of PIH’s women’s health programs in Haiti. She guided PIH’s advocacy and policy efforts related to health and hunger, socio-economic development in Haiti, increasing the pool of funding for global health and health system strengthening. Donna participated in briefings and hearings on Capitol Hill regarding reproductive health, debt relief in Haiti, childhood malnutrition, tuberculosis, and funding for global health.