Jane R. Barrow
Executive Director, HSDM Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine
Lecturer, Part-time on Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology
As Associate Dean for the Office of Global and Community Health, Jane Barrow directs School-wide efforts in education, research, and clinical services that further the School’s strategic goals for oral public health and the integration of oral health and medicine.
Working with an inter-professional team of faculty and staff, her Office strives to identify the burden of oral disease, educate an inter-professional workforce, reduce oral and other non-communicable diseases with shared risk factors, and thereby strengthen health systems and improve the health of communities locally and around the world. She is currently involved in several projects that advance this mission including implementation of the Nurse Practitioner Dentist Model at the Harvard Dental Center, integration of dental students into the Crimson Care Collaborative, a health needs assessment of migrant workers in Dubai, a collaboration on the first dental school in Rwanda, and other projects around the globe.
Ms. Barrow also serves as Executive Director of HSDM’s Initiative to Integrate Oral Health and Medicine working closely with partners in academia and leaders in health care to develop innovative ideas and conduct research around the integration of oral health and primary care.
She is a graduate of Harvard College and of the Master in Health Policy and Management program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She has an extensive background in health care management and systems planning at the community and national levels as well as experience in institutional strategic planning, finance, and operations.