Family Medicine

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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
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

Marilyn M. Schapira, Elizabeth Mackenzie, Regina Lam, David Casarett, Christina M. Seluzicki, Frances Barg, Jun J. Mao: Breast cancer survivors' willingness to participate in an acupuncture clinical trial: A qualitative study. Supportive Care in Cancer 22(5): 1207-15, May 2014.

Susan Lysaght, Neville Strumpf, Frances K. Barg, Mary Ersek: Not quite seamless: Transitions between home and inpatient hospice. Journal of Palliative Medicine 17(4): 428-34, April 2014.

Michelle C. Kondo, Kent DW Bream, Frances K. Barg, Charles C. Branas: A random spatial sampling method in a rural developing nation. BMC Public Health 14(338), April 2014.

J.L. Starrels, B. Wu, D. Peyser, D.D. Fox, A. Batchelder, F. K. Barg, J. H. Arnsten, C.O Cunningham: It made my life a little easier: Primary care providers' beliefs and attitudes about using opioid treatment agreements. Journal of Opioid Managment 10(2): 95-102, March-April 2014.

Shreya Kangovi, David Grande, Tamala Carter, Frances K. Barg, Marisa Rogers, Karen Glanz, Richard Shannon, Judith A. Long: The use of participatory action research to design a patient-centered community health worker care transitions interventio. Healthcare 2014.

P.S. Prashad, C.L. Marcus, J. Maggs, N. Stettler, M.A. Cornaglia, P. Costa, K. Puzino, M. Xanthopoulous, R. Bradford, F.K. Barg: Investigating reasons for CPAP adherence in adolescents: A qualitative approach. Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine 9(12): 1303-13, Dec 15 2013.

L.E. Redding, F.K. Barg, G. Smith, D.T, Galligan, M.Z. Levy, S. Hennessy: The role of veterinarians and feed-store vendors in the prescription and use of antibiotics on small dairy farms in rural Peru. Journal of Dairy Science 96(11): 7349-54. Nov 2013.

Cynthia J. Mollen, Melissa K. Miller, Katie L. Hayes, Marsha N. Wittink, Frances K. Barg: Developing emergency department-based education about emergency contraception: Adolescent preferences. Academic Emergency Medicine 20(11): 1164-1170, Nov 2013.

Manuel E. Jimenez, Frances K. Barg, James P. Guevara, Marsha Gerdes, Alexander G. Fiks : The impact of parental health literacy on the early intervention referral process. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 24(3): 1053-1062, August 2013.

S Kangovi, FK Barg, T Carter, K Levy, J Sellman, JA Long, D Grande: Challenges faced by patients with low socioeconomic status during the post-hospital transition. Journal of General Internal Medicine epub ahead of print, August 2013.

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Last updated: 04/14/2014
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