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Frances K. Barg, PhD, MEd

Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Co-Leader, Guatemala Health Initiative
Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives
Senior Scholar, Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Family Medicine and Community Health

Contact information
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
915 Blockley Hall
423 Guardian Drive
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

Allison Werner-Lin, Sara Walser, Frances K. Barg, Barbara A. Berhardt: "They Can't Find Anything Wrong with Him, Yet": Mothers' experiences of parenting an infant with a prenatally diagnosed copy number variant (CNV). American Journal of Medical Genetics 173(2): 444-451, 2017.

Clapp JT, Roberts JA, Dahlberg B, Berry LS, Jacobs LM, Emmett EA, Barg FK: Realities of environmental toxicity and their ramifications for community engagement. Social Science & Medicine 170: 143-51, December 2016 Notes: E-pub ahead of print: doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2016.10.019.

Parks EP, Kazak A, Kumanyika S, Lewis L, Barg FK : Perspectives on Stress, Parenting, and Children's Obesity-Related Behaviors in Black Families. Health Education and Behavior 43(6): 632-640, Dec 2016 Notes: E-pub ahead of print, DOI: 10.1177/1090198115620418; PMCID4935644.

Meisel ZF, Metlay JP, Sinnenberg L, Kilaru AS, Grossestreuer A, Barg FK, Shofer FS, Rhodes KV, Perrone J: A Randomized Trial Testing the Effect of Narrative Vignettes Versus Guideline Summaries on Provider Response to a Professional Organization Clinical Policy for Safe Opioid Prescribing. Annals of Emergency Medicine 68(6): 719-28, Dec 2016 Notes: Epub ahead of print; doi: 10.1016/j.annemergmed.2016.03.007.

Sinnenberg L, DiSilvestro CL, Mancheno C, Dailey K, Tufts C, Buttenheim AM, Barg FK, Ungar L, Schwartz H, Brown D, Asch DA, Merchant RM: Twitter as a Potential Data Source for Cardiovascular Disease Research. JAMA Cardiology 1(9): 1032-36, Dec 2016 Notes: E-pub ahead of print: doi: 10.1001/jamacardio.2016.3029.

Weiss EM, Barg FK, Cook N, Black E, Joffe S: Parental decision-making preferences in neonatal intensive care. Journal of Pediatrics 179: 36-41, Dec 2016 Notes: E-pub ahead of print - doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.08.030.

Schreiber CA, Chavez V, Whittaker PG, Ratcliffe SJ, Easley E, Barg FK: Treatment Decisions at the Time of Miscarriage Diagnosis. Obstetrics & Gynecology 128(6): 1347-56, Dec 2016 Notes: E-pub ahead of print: DOI: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000001753

J Locke, R.S. Beidas, S. Marcus, A. Stahmer, G.A. Aarons, A.R. Lyon, C. Cannuscio, F.Barg, S.Dorsey, D.S. Mandell: A mixed methods study of individual and organizational factors that affect implementation of interventions for children with autism in public schools. Implementation Science 11(1): 135, October 2016.

Vandermause R, Barg FK, Esmail L, Edmundsen L, Girard S, Perfetti A: Qualitative methods in patient-centered outcomes research. Qualitative Health Research September 2016 Notes: Epub ahead of print: DOI: 10.1177/1049732316668298.

Levy SE, Frasso R, Colantonio S, Reed H, Stein G, Barg FK, Mandell D, Fiks AG: Shared Decision Making and Treatment Decisions for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Academic Pediatrics 16(6): 571-8, August 2016 Notes: Epub ahead of print; doi: 10.1016/j.acap.2016.04.007.

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