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Brita Roy

Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Medicine) and Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases); Director of Population Health (Yale Medicine), N/A

Contact Information

Brita Roy, MD, MPH, MHS

Mailing Address

  • General Internal Medicine

    367 Cedar St., ESH-A

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States



Brita Roy, MD, MPH, MHS is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine and Director of Population Health for Yale Medicine.

Dr. Roy is a clinician-investigator, researching ways to use assets-based approaches to mitigating disparities in health outcomes by identifying and promoting positive psychosocial factors at the individual and community levels. She is investigating mechanisms by which positive psychology can prevent disease among individuals and groups, which led to the development of an actionable framework to measure and support the health and well-being of entire communities. She also serves as a measurement lead for the 100 Million Healthier Lives initiative, led by the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. In addition, Dr. Roy also enjoys teaching health professions students and internal medicine residents in the classroom and while taking care of a diverse array of patients in the hospital.

Dr. Roy pursued Bachelors and Master’s degrees in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University and Wayne State University, respectively. She then went on to the University of Michigan to pursue a combined MD/MPH in Health Behavior and Health Education. Dr. Roy subsequently completed residency training in internal medicine and served as Chief Medical Resident at the University of Alabama at Birmingham prior to completing the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at Yale University.

Education & Training

  • MHS
    Yale University (2015)
  • MPH
    University of Michigan, Health Behavior & Health Education (2009)
  • MD
    University of Michigan Medical School (2009)
  • MS
    Wayne State University, Biomedical Engineering (2004)
  • BS
    Vanderbilt University, Biomedical Engineering (2002)
  • RWJF Clinical Scholar
    Yale University
  • Resident
    University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • Board Certification
    AB of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2012)

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