Frances K. Barg, PhD, MEd

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Emeritus Professor CE of Family Medicine and Community Health
Department: Family Medicine and Community Health
Graduate Group Affiliations

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Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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

S.N. Garland, K. Trevino, K.T. Liou, P. Gehrman, E. Spiguel, J. MacLeod, D.A.H. Walker, B. Glosik, C. Seluzicki, F.K. Barg, J.J. Mao: Multi-stakeholder perspectives on managing insomnia in cancer survivors: recommendations to reduce barriers and translate patient-centered research into practice. Journal of Cancer Survivorship 15(6): doi: 10.1007/s11764-021-01001-1, Dec 2021.

Christina Mancheno David A Asch, Elissa V Klinger, Jesse L Goldshear, Nandita Mitra, Alison M Buttenheim, Frances K Barg, Lyle H Ungar, Lin Yang, Raina M Merchant : Effect of posting on social media on systolic blood pressure and management of hypertension: A randomized controlled trial. Journal of the American Heart Association 10(19): doi: 10.1161/JAHA.120.020596, October 2021.

Saine ME, Szymczak JE, Moore TM, Bamford LP, Barg FK, Forde KA, Schnittker J, Holmes JH, Mitra N, Lo Re V 3rd: The impact of disease-related knowledge on perceptions of stigma among patients with Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection. PLoS One 16(10): doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0258143, October 2021.

Halpern SD, Chowdhury M, Bayes B, Cooney E, Hitsman BL, Schnoll RA, Lubitz SF, Reyes C, Patel MS, Greysen SR, Mercede A, Reale C, Barg FK, Volpp KG, Karlawish J, Stephens-Shields AJ: Effectiveness and ethics of incentives for research participation: 2 randomized clinical trials. JAMA Internal Medicine Page: doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2021.5450, September 2021.

Barbieri JS, Fulton R, Neergaard R, Nelson MN, Barg FK, Margolis DJ: Patient perspectives on the lived experience of acne and its treatment among adult women with acne: A qualitative study. JAMA Dermatology 157(9): 1040-1046, September 2021.

Xie S, Meeker JR, Perez L, Eriksen W, Localio A, Park H, Jen A, Goldstein M, Temeng AF, Morales SM, Christie C, Greenblatt RE, Barg FK, Apter AJ, Himes BE: Feasibility and acceptability of monitoring personal air pollution exposure with sensors for asthma self-managment. Asthma Res Pract. 7(1): 13, September 2021.

Larissa E Wietlisbach, David A Asch, Whitney Eriksen, Frances K Barg, Lisa M Bellini, Sanjay V Desai, Abdul-Rakeem Yakubu, Judy A Shea : Dark clouds with silver linings: Resident anxieties about COVID-19 coupled with program innovations and increased resident well-being. J Grad Med Educ 4: 515-525, August 2021.

Ralefala TB, Mokokwe L, Jammalamadugu S, Legobere D, Motlhwa WS, Oyekunle AA, Grover S, Barg FK, Shulman LN, Martei YM: Provider barriers and facilitators of breast cancer guideline-concordant delivery in Botswana: A consolidated framework for implementation analysis. Oncologist doi: 10.1002/onco.13935, August 2021.

Meghani SH, Levoy K, Magan KC, Starr LT, Yocavitch L, Barg FK.: "I'm Dealing With That": Illness Concerns of African American and White Cancer Patients While Undergoing Active Cancer Treatments. American Journal of Hospital Palliative Care 38(7): 830-841, July 2021.

Shea JA, Bellini LM, Desai SV, Barg FK, Eriksen W, Wietlisbach LE, Yakubu AR, Asch DA: Exploring Residents’ Well-being and Burnout via Qualitative Ecological Momentary Assessment. Academic Medicine June 2021.

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Last updated: 10/25/2021
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