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Clay Barnes, MD MPH
PGY4 Co-Chief Resident, Psychiatry Residency Training Program


Clay Barnes is a graduate of the Tufts University School of Medicine Maine Track Program. After graduating with a BS from the University of Vermont, he served as an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer and developed skills around advocacy and quality improvement while working with primarily rural communities in Vermont. During medical school, Clay coordinated a group that taught inner city youth leadership and advocacy skills through the lens of public health. For his MPH capstone project at Tufts he developed an interdisciplinary student group that partnered with community case managers in an effort to provide better care for vulnerable community members and an enriched learning and collaborative experience for health professional students. Clay was the recipient of a Health Professions Scholarship Program award in medical school and will serve with the United States Air Force upon completion of his residency training. Clay’s professional interests include psychotherapy, suicide prevention, mindfulness, trauma and the emerging-adult male demographic. He is currently a San Mateo – UCSF Public Psychiatry Fellow working on improving coordination of care at the time of incarceration and reentry for those suffering from substance use disorders.