Dr. Lisa Barkley is the Chair of the Department of Family Medicine and Associate Dean for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU). She was the founding Program Director for the newly re-established Family Medicine Residency Program at CDU. The program entered its first class in June 2018. She led the program to initial and continuing accreditation by the ACGME. She is triple board-certified, and fellowship-trained in family, adolescent and sports medicine. Prior to starting at CDU in 2017, Dr. Barkley was the founding Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Central Florida College of Medicine (UCF). She led that program to initial accreditation by the LCME in diversity and inclusion and in the medical school’s integrated curriculum, she directed the longitudinal theme in Culture, Health and Society. Before coming to UCF in 2010, she was the founding Dean of the College of Health and Public Policy, the Medical Director for University Health Services, and Head Team Physician at Delaware State University.

Dr. Barkley received her M.D. at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia, PA and completed her residency in family medicine at Montgomery Hospital in Norristown, PA, where she was elected Chief Resident in her PGY 3. Following residency, she completed fellowship training in adolescent and sports medicine at Christiana Care Health Systems in Wilmington, DE.

She has received numerous awards for her leadership in the community, medical education and clinic. Dr. Barkley has dedicated her career to advancing health equity, especially for adolescent populations impacted by health disparities.