Barbara Berney

Barbara Berney

BLB Productions

Producer of Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution. Interested Civil Rights, Women's Rights

Full Bio
Dr. Barbara Berney is a distinguished scholar in public health, environmental justice, and the U.S. health care system. Dr. Berney is an Emeritus Associate Professor at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Public Health and Health Management. She was inspired to produce Power to Heal by hearing eyewitness accounts from physicians, nurses and government staffers involved in the effort to desegregate hospitals and those who struggled to provide health services in rural areas lacking the most basic medical care.

She taught health policy analysis, the US healthcare system, and documentary production for public health practitioners at CUNY. Prior to teaching at CUNY, she did advocacy and community and worker education on environmental and occupational health and HIV/AIDS. She got her MPH in health administration from UCLA. She has a PhD is public policy from Boston University. She earned a BA in political science from Reed College.

Professional Credits
Power to Heal: Medicare and the Civil Rights Revolution, Producer
Industry Awards
Pan African Film Festival: 2019 PAFF Board of Directors' Short Documentary Award

Black Maria Film Festival: 2019 Director's Choice Award

Ogeechee International History Film Festival: 2019 Best Short Film

Route 66: Best of Festival Award

IndieFEST: Award of Excellence for a Documentary Short
NYWIFT Committees
Content Types
Distributor, Producer
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United States of America
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