Phyllis Carr, M.D.
Phyllis Carr, M.D., is Associate Dean of Students at the Boston University School of Medicine in Boston, Massachusetts. She was formerly the Director of the Women’s Health Elective at Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School. She is also an editor of a multidisciplinary text on women’s health for primary care providers, The Medical Care of Women, W.B. Saunders, published in 1995 and In a Page: Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health, Blackwell published in 2003. She was Co-Chair of the Education Committee of the Center of Excellence in Women’s Health at Harvard Medical School, and as part of this, added Women’s Health as the 10th Curricular undergraduate theme, and created a web-based case syllabus for residency education for the Harvard Teaching Hospitals. Dr. Carr was the curriculum coordinator for the Primary Care Training Program at Boston City Hospital from 1986 to 1989, and served on the planning committee for a new longitudinal primary care clerkship with Drs. Robert Fletcher and Thomas Inui in 1996. She was a tutor for the clerkship from it’s initiation in 1997 until 2001.
Dr. Carr has a long-standing interest in Women in Academic Medicine, with publications in journals such as JAMA, the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of General Medicine and Clinical Journal of Women’s Health. She is a frequent reviewer of articles on women in academic medicine for JAMA, the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Journal of General Internal Medicine and the Mayo Clinic Proceedings, and has made presentations at the Massachusetts Medical Society (Breaking Through the Barriers: Addressing Discrimination Issues in Medicine), the Harvard Alumnae Association (Gender Differences in Rewards), the Association of American Medical Colleges (Studying and Addressing Gender Differences in Academic Advancement) and at the 50th Anniversary of Women at Harvard Medical School Celebration (Reengineering the Environment: What Institutions Can Do To Help Make Academic Careers Accessible). Dr. Carr was the principal investigator on a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Grant completed in 1995 on the Advancement of Women, Minorities and Generalists in Academic Medicine, and was selected by Dr. Matina Horner to Co-Chair a Task Force on the Advancement and Support of Women in Academic Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
Ongoing research includes a study of gender differences in the rewards of academic medicine, issues of gender and power for advancement of women in medicine.
May 23, 2007