Barbara E. Bierer M.D.
Chair, Board of Trustees
Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Division of Global Health Equity, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Barbara E. Bierer, M.D., a hematologist-oncologist, is Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and the Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Dr. Bierer co-founded and now leads, as faculty co-director, the Multi-Regional Clinical Trials (MRCT) Center of BWH and Harvard, a University-wide and collaborative effort to improve standards for the planning and conduct of clinical trials in the developing world. She is the Program Director of the Regulatory Foundations, Law and Ethics Program of the Harvard Catalyst, the Harvard Clinical and Translational Science Award. From 2003-2014, she served as Senior Vice President, Research, at the BWH and initiated the Brigham Research Institute and the Innovation Hub (iHub), a focus for entrepreneurship and innovation. In addition, she established and directed the Center for Faculty Development and Diversity at the BWH.
In addition to her academic responsibilities, Dr. Bierer serves as served as Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Edward P Evans Foundation, a foundation supporting biomedical research. In addition, she serves on the Board of Directors of Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research (PRIM&R), dedicated to promoting the ethical conduct of biomedical and behavioral research; Management Sciences for Health (MSH), an international organization working in partnership globally to strengthen health care, local capability, and access. Previously, she served as the Chair of the Secretary’s Advisory Committee for Human Research Protections, Department of Health and Human Services from 2008-2012. She is currently a member of the National Academies of Sciences Committee on Science, Technology and the Law. She has authored or co-authored over 180 publications and is on the editorial boards of a number of journals including Current Protocols of Immunology.
Dr. Bierer received a B.S. from Yale University and an M.D. from Harvard Medical School.