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Brita Roy

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

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 (General Medicine) and Assistant Professor of Epidemiology at the Yale School of Public Health (Chronic Diseases), 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

  • Clinical Scholar
    Yale University School of Medicine (with support from The Veterans Administration) (2015)
  • Extern
    Center for Disease Control and Prevention and Million Hearts Initiative (2014)
  • Chief Medical Resident
    University of Alabama at Birmingham (2013)
  • Resident
    University of Alabama at Birmingham (2012)
  • Intern
    University of Alabama at Birmingham (2010)
  • MHS
    Yale University School of Medicine
  • MPH
    University of Michigan School of Public Health, Health Behavior & Health Education
  • MD
    University of Michigan Medical School
  • MS
    Wayne State University, Biomedical Engineering
  • BE
    Vanderbilt University, Biomedical Engineering

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Fellow DesignationThe Institute for Integrative Health2020
Annie E. Nolte Writing AwardFoundation for the Advancement of Health Education2020
First Author, Editor in Chief Review Article of the YearAmerican Journal of Health Promotion2019
Health Disparities Research Institute ScholarNational Institutes of Minority Health and Health Disparities2017
Bill Koopman Award for Excellence in ResearchUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program2012
Ben Friedman Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Third Year ResidentUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Program2012
Ben Friedman Award for Excellence in Teaching by a Second Year ResidentUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham, Tinsley Harrison Internal Medicine Residency Training Program2011
Best Clinical VignetteSouthern Society of General Internal Medicine2011
William Dodd Robinson Award for Excellence in Internal Medicine and Department of Internal Medicine Senior ScholarshipUniversity of Michigan2009
Dr. Jane Skillen AwardUniversity of Michigan2009
Ralph M. Gibson Award for Academic ExcellenceUniversity of Michigan2009
Ginsberg Award for Excellence in Community ServiceUniversity of Michigan2009
Graduation with “Distinction in Service”University of Michigan2009
Award of Excellence in Academic PerformanceWayne State University2004
Outstanding Teaching Assistant AwardWayne State University2004

Professional Service

Yale University Sustainability Implementation Steering CommitteeCommittee Member2019 - Present
Yale Medicine Quality CommitteeMember2017 - 2018
YNHHS Medicaid Operations Task ForceMember2017 - 2018
Yale Medicine Value-based Payment Clinical Operations CommitteeCo-Chair2017 - Present
YNHHS Total Costs of Care, Finance, Data, and Analytics CommitteeMember2017 - Present
YNHHS Accountable Health Communities Planning CommitteeMember2017 - Present
Yale Committee on Status of Women in MedicineMember2015 - 2020
National Committee on Health and Vital Statistics Population Health Subcommittee, Advancing Community-Level Core MeasurementMember2015 - 2018
Institute for Healthcare Improvement, Core FacultyFaculty Member2014 - 2020
Society of General Internal MedicineAbstract Grader 2010 - 2017

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