Barbara Vickrey

Barbara Vickrey, MD, MPH

  • PROFESSOR AND SYSTEM CHAIR | Neurology

Barbara G. Vickrey, MD, MPH specializes in translating clinical evidence into improvements in routine medical practice that benefit patients’ health. Her wide-ranging research accomplishments include demonstrating that collaboration among health care systems, community organizations, and caregivers can improve quality of care and outcomes for dementia patients. She also designed, implemented, and tested in a randomized trial a team-based, health care delivery innovation that improved quality of care for veterans with Parkinson's disease. 

Dr. Vickrey led a multi-year, stroke prevention/intervention research program in health disparities funded by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. She served on the Science Committee of the American Academy of Neurology and is a Past President of the American Neurological Association.  Dr. Vickrey was elected to the National Academy of Medicine in 2011.

Dr. Vickrey previously served for 25 years on the faculty of the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where she was Professor of Neurology and Director of the departmental Health Services Research Program. She was also Associate Director for Research at the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Parkinson’s Disease Research, Education and Clinical Center.

Dr. Vickrey earned her MD at Duke University School of Medicine and her MPH at the UCLA School of Public Health. She completed postgraduate clinical training in medicine and neurology at the University of Washington in Seattle, and then research fellowships in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at UCLA and the RAND/UCLA Center for Health Policy Study.
 

Education

MD, Duke University School of Medicine

MPH, UCLA School of Public Health