Frances K. Barg

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Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Intiatives
Department: Family Medicine and Community Health

Contact information
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
141-2 Anatomy and Chemistry
3620 Hamilton Walk
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-746-1830
Fax: 215-662-3591
B.A. (International Affairs)
George Washington University , 1974.
M.Ed. (Rehabilitation Counseling)
University of Pittsburgh , 1976.
PhD (Medical Anthropology)
University of Pennsylvania , 2000.
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Description of Research Expertise

Mixed Methods approach with focus on the uneven distribution of risk and disease among ethnic groups.

Description of Clinical Expertise

Culture in medicine

Description of Other Expertise

Depression in older adults, Cancer Prevention.

Selected Publications

Jennifer A. Jonas, Eleanor L. Davies, Shimrit Keddem, Frances K. Barg, Evan S. Fieldston: Title: Freelisting on costs and value in healthcare by pediatric attending physicians. Academic Pediatrics Page: Epub ahead of print, April 9 2015.

R.S. Beidas, S. Marcus, G.A. Aarons, K.E.Hoagwood, S Schoenwald, A.C. Evans, M.O. Hurford, T. Hadley, F.K. Barg, L.M. Walsh, D.R. Adams, D.S. Mandell: Predictors of community therapists' use of therapy techniques in a large public mental health system. JAMA Pediatrics February 16 2015.

R.J. Smith, A.S. Kilaru, JPerrone, B. Paciotti, F.K. Barg, S.M. Gadsden, Z.F Meisel: How, why and for whom do emergency medicine providers use prescription drug monitoring porograms? Pain Medicine epub ahead of print, Feb 17 2015.

Alexis Ogdie, Ami Shah, Una Makris, Yihui Jiang, Amanda Nelson, Alfred Kim, Sheila Angeles-Han, Flavia Castelino, Amit Golding, Joanne Kahlenberg, Frances Barg: Barriers and Facilitators of a Career as a Physician Scientist among Rheumatologists in the United States. Arthritis Care and Research January 2015.

Beidas, R.S., Wolk, C.B., Walsh, L.M., Evans, A.C., Hurford, M.O, & Barg, F: A complementary marriage of perspectives: Understanding organizational social context using mixed methods. Implementation Science. Implementation Science 9(1): 175, November 2014.

R.S. Beidas, C.L. Wolk, L.M. Walsh, A.C. Evans, M.O. Hurford, F.K. Barg: A complementary marriage of perspectives: understanding organizational social context using mixed methods. Implementation Science 9(1): 175, November 2014.

Austin Kilaru, Sarah Gadsden, Jeanmarie Perrone, Breah Paciotti, Frances K. Barg, Zachary Meisel: How Do Physicians Adopt and Apply Opioid Prescription Guidelines in the Emergency Department? A Qualitative Study. Annals of Emergency Medicine 64(5): 482-489, Nov 2014.

Meghan B. Lane-Fall, Rinad S. Beidas, Jose L. Pascual, Meredith L. Collard, Hannah G. Peifer, Tyler J. Chavez, Mark E. Barry, Jacob T. Gutsche, Scott D. Halpern, Lee A. Fleisher, Frances K. Barg: Handoffs and transitions in critical care (HATRICC): Protocol for a mixed methods study of operating room to intensive care unit handoffs. BMC Surgery 14(96), November 2014.

Rinad S. Beidas, Breah Paciotti, Fran Barg, Andrea R. Branas, Justin C. Brown, Karen Glanz, Angela DeMichele, Laura DiGiovanni, Domenick Salvatore, Kathryn H. Schmitz: A hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial of an evidence-based exercise intervention for breast cancer survivors. Journal of the National Cancer Institute Monographs(50), 338-345, November 2014.

Susan Lysaght Hurley, Frances K. Barg, Neville Strumpf, Mary Ersek: Same Agency, Different Teams: Perspectives From Home and Inpatient Hospice Care. Qualitative Health Research October 2014.

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