In addition to his work in publishing, Barry serves as an adjunct professor of healthcare law and ethics at East Carolina University, Fayetteville State University, and North Carolina Central University. In 2013, he earned a Master of Science in Bioethics from Union Graduate College-Mount Sinai School of Medicine and completed a clinical ethics internship in the Department of Social Medicine at University of North Carolina (UNC) Health Care System. In 2014, he published an article based on original research he conducted at UNC for his master’s thesis in The Journal of Healthcare, Science and the Humanities of the National Center for Bioethics in Research and Health Care at Tuskegee University.
Barry is a member of WakeMed Healthcare System hospital ethics committee and on the independent review board of Copernicus IRB. Additionally, he is a member of the North Carolina Bar Association Health Law Section; he has written on end-of-life planning for its quarterly publication Prognosis and presented on bioethics and the law at its annual meeting. Barry’s areas of specific interests as an attorney-bioethicist include clinical ethics consulting, protection of vulnerable patients and human research subjects, and distributive justice.