Forty for 40: Katie Barron, MS-Nursing ’08, RN
Katie Barron has focused on infectious disease since graduating from the MGH Institute in 2008.
As director of nursing working for the Boston-based Partners In Health in 2014–2015, she implemented clinical care in 16 treatment units, playing a key role in halting the Ebola outbreak in the west African nation of Sierra Leone.
She also represented PIH dealing with international leaders in the United Nations, World Health Organization, and United Kingdom military.
After the outbreak was contained, she remained to assist strengthening two government hospitals where she focused on community-based and hospital care services and systems including HIV and TB, primary care, surgical care, malnutrition, and maternal/child health services.
Currently, Barron is working as an infectious disease nurse practitioner at Flagstaff Medical Center in Arizona. Previously, Barron was the nursing manager in the Massachusetts General Hospital Infectious Diseases outpatient unit and worked as a nurse practitioner with Boston Health Care for the Homeless program.