About Dennis J. Barbour

Dennis Barbour is Co-Founder and Executive Vice President of The Boys Initiative, a nonprofit organization. An attorney with over 30 years’ experience in the nonprofit health field, he has served as a CEO and adviser to national and international organizations composed of physicians and other health care providers, patients, researchers, academicians and caregivers. His current professional focus is on minority male youth and health-related interventions for adolescent and young adult males.

Barbour has successfully served as a CEO, transition CEO and healthcare adviser to a number of health and medical organizations seeking revitalization and expansion, including those in the fields of primary care, dermatology, reproductive health, preventive medicine, HIV/AIDS, addiction, geriatric and end of life care. In recent years his work has focused on disease co-morbidities and how they relate to the need for interdisciplinary medical collaboration and physician/health care provider credentialing.

Barbour attended Georgetown University and the Washington College of Law, where he graduated with a JD. He is a member of the DC Bar and is a certified association executive. He can be reached at dbarbour@theboysinitiative.org.

Call the Doctor! Our Guys Are Drowning!

Dennis Barbour examines why boys and men aren’t getting the health care they need.

Does Gender-Neutral Play Really Equal A “War on Boys”?

Are the Swedes wrong to encourage gender equality by forcing boys to play with toys traditionally meant for girls?