Phoenix Campus Department
Gail P. Barker, PhD, MBA, is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health-Phoenix, where she teaches courses in the areas of budget and finance, health systems delivery, clinical leadership and telemedicine and telehealth..
Barker has spent most of her career working in finance and administration. Prior to joining the University of Arizona, she was the Finance Director for the College of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. She joined the University of Arizona in 1995, where she served as the Associate Chair of Administration for the Pathology Department and Associate Director of Finance for the Arizona Telemedicine Program at the College of Medicine-Tucson. She then moved to the newly established UA Health Sciences Campus in Phoenix where she was Interim CFO until the position could be permanently filled. Barker still lectures in the Arizona Telemedicine Training Program and her primary research interests include using contemporary technology as an educational tool and emerging business practices in telemedicine and telehealth. Barker is the recipient of the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health Excellence in Teaching Award in 2008 and 2013.