Barbara Duffy Stewart, MPH

Since 1999, Barbara Duffy Stewart has served as executive director of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI), comprising 97 of the leading academic and free-standing cancer research centers in the United States. Ms. Stewart oversees all administrative, financial and external affairs of the Association, and conceives and implements programs and strategies that benefit the nation's cancer centers and contribute to the goals of the national cancer program.

Before joining AACI, Ms. Stewart was director of Communications and Public Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI). She was responsible for UPCI's interactions with business, community, and government leaders to increase awareness of UPCI's novel cancer programs and activities.

Ms. Stewart also managed government affairs for UPCI. She was instrumental in the founding of the Pennsylvania Cancer Alliance, an association of Pennsylvania cancer centers that secured 19 percent of Pennsylvania's tobacco settlement funds for biomedical research.

Ms. Stewart is the immediate past-President of the National Coalition for Cancer Research, Washington, DC, serves on the executive committee of Friends of Cancer Research, Washington, DC, and has served on the boards of directors of the YMCA, Metro Pittsburgh, the Education Network to Advance Cancer Clinical Trials (ENACCT), the Center for Victims of Violent Crime, and Family House, Inc., where she was a member of the executive committee and chaired the public relations committee.

Ms. Stewart earned a Master of Public Health degree at the University of Pittsburgh and a Bachelor of Arts degree in American Government at Georgetown University.