Erin S. Barry, M.S.

Erin S. Barry, M.S.

Erin S. Barry

Name: Erin S. Barry, M.S.

Department of Primary Appointment:
Position: USU Staff
Title: Research Assistant Professor

Affiliated Center: USU LEAD

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Erin S. Barry, M.S. is Research Assistant Professor (MEM), USU Leadership Education And Development’s (LEAD; See for more details) Researcher and Biostatistician, and USU LEAD Research Liaison to the USU Long-term Career Outcome Study (LTCOS). She is a biomedical and biobehavioral scientist with expertise in research design, planning, logistics, data management, and statistical analyses.  Her role in LEAD is to work on all aspects of Research and Development including original research, scholarly reviews, student, faculty, and program assessment, to conduct scholarly reviews of relevant literature, and to translate scientific materials and evidence to be effectively taught and disseminated.  

Ms. Barry earned a B.E. (2006) in Biomedical Engineering with a minor in Mathematics from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN. She earned an M.S. (2008) in Biomedical Engineering from University of Texas at Arlington with a focus on Tissue Engineering and Drug Delivery. Erin worked at the Baylor Institute for Immunology Research in Dallas, TX, with Dr. Damien Chaussabel to identify biomarkers in B-cell deficient patients, Multiple Sclerosis patients, Rheumatoid Arthritis patients, lung cancer patients, and performance-enhancing drugs in Olympic marathon runners. She also has worked at the Center for BrainHealth in Dallas, TX, with Dr. Richard King, using fractal dimensions to diagnose Alzheimer's disease. She has worked at USU since 2010 where her research has focused on traumatic brain injury (TBI), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and leadership.  She serves as Project Manager and Biostatistician for several studies of leadership that focus on individual characteristics, interpersonal dynamics, and academic performance as predictors of leadership competence. She also serves as a liaison for USU LEAD with leadership training programs at other medical schools. In addition, she helps to mentor graduate and medical students with regard to research activities.