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SHERO Affiliate Meeting
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Guest Speaker: Gillian Barclay, DDS, MPH, DrPH
Dr. Gillian Barclay is a global expert in health, and economic development and is currently
academic health specialist in the Office of the President at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Previously she was health industry specialist in the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic
Development where she developed and led strategies to diversify Nevada’s economy with new
investments in the health sector.
Prior to her work in Nevada, Dr. Barclay held leadership roles in philanthropy and the World
Health Organization. She was vice president of the Aetna Foundation where she led the
development and execution of the foundation’s global strategies, programs, and initiatives. She
was also technical advisor for health systems strengthening at the Pan American Health
Organization, the Regional Office of the World Health Organization. There, she worked with
governments, policymakers, health systems, and other stakeholders in low- and middle-income
countries. Previously, Dr. Barclay was evaluation manager at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation,
where she was responsible for the impact of the foundation’s health and cross-program funding
Dr. Barclay currently serves on committees and boards in tertiary education, health and health
care, technology, and youth leadership. She has also served as a member of expert groups at
the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine, has taught at the University of
Nevada, Las Vegas, School of Public Policy and Leadership, the Harvard School of Public Health
and Hunter College of the City University of New York.
Dr. Barclay holds a doctorate in public health from Harvard University and a master’s degree in
public health from the University of Michigan. She also holds a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree
from the University of Detroit Mercy and completed her residency at New York Hospital. Her
undergraduate degree was earned at the University of the West Indies.
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