Dr. Donald Barr is Professor (Teaching) of Pediatrics in the Stanford School of Medicine. He teaches health policy in Stanford’s Program in Human Biology. He received his M.D. from the University of California, San Francisco and his Ph.D. in Sociology from Stanford. His research interests include racial and ethnic disparities in health care, factors associated with higher rates of attrition from pre-medical studies among minority students at Stanford and other universities, and reform of the American health care system. The third edition of his book, “Introduction to U.S. Health Policy,” was published by Johns Hopkins University Press in 2011.
In June 2003, Dr. Barr was awarded the Lloyd W. Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contribution to Undergraduate Education at Stanford. In May 2006, he received the university’s Miriam Aaron Roland Volunteer Service Prize for his integration of teaching, scholarship, and volunteer service to society.