Samantha A. Barry-Menkhaus is a psychologist who specializes in behavioral and cognitive behavioral treatments that promote health behaviors in children, adolescents and families. She has a particular focus on addressing psychosocial aspects of type 1 and type 2 diabetes. In a multidisciplinary treatment setting, she partners with families and works directly with other members of the care team as they aim to improve physical health, emotional health and quality of life.
After earning her undergraduate degree from Boston University, Barry-Menkhaus earned her doctorate in psychology from the State University of New York at Albany. She completed training in pediatric psychology at Oregon Health & Science University. At the University of Massachusetts Medical School, she completed a health psychology fellowship focused on behavioral health care in diabetes across the life span, sponsored by JDRF (formerly the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) and Bringing Science Home.
Born and raised in central Massachusetts, Barry-Menkhaus is an avid New England sports fan. In her free time, she enjoys hiking and camping with her husband and their two large dogs.