Wanda Barfield, MD, MPH, FAAP, Rear Adm
As DRH director, Dr. Barfield leads efforts to provide optimal and equitable health to women, infants, and families through improved surveillance and applied public health research during the critical junctures of population health: pregnancy, infancy, and adolescence. She received her medical and public health degrees from Harvard University and completed a pediatrics residency at Walter Reed Army Medical Center and a neonatal-perinatal medicine fellowship at Harvard. Dr. Barfield is also a professor of pediatrics at the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, and she is a retired assistant surgeon general in the U.S. Public Health Service. She continues to provide clinical care to premature and other critically ill newborns.