Frances K. Barg

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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
Professor, University of Pennylvania, Department of Anthropology
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
Graduate Group Affiliations
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

Romero SAD, Jiang E, Bussell J, Eriksen W, Duhamel KN, Barg FK, Mao JJ : What makes one respond to acupuncture for insomnia? Perspectives of cancer survivors. Palliative & Supportive Care Page: doi: 10.1017/S1478951519000762, Oct 2019.

Sahota PC, Cakouros BE, Russell R, Hassler M, Blank MB, Barg FK: Causal Pathways Between Severe Mental Illness and Behaviors Related to HIV: Patient Perspectives. Community Mental Health Journal Page: doi: 10.1007/s10597-019-00466-w, Sept 2019.

Quinn SM, Fernandez H, McCorkle T, Rogers R, Hussain S, Ford CA, Barg FK, Ginsburg KR, Amaral : The role of resilience in healthcare transitions among adolescent kidney transplant recipients. Pediatric Transplantation epub ahead of print: doi: 10.1111/petr.13559, Aug 2019.

Dowzicky PM, Shah AA, Barg FK, Eriksen WT, McHugh MD, Kelz RR: An Assessment of Patient, Caregiver, and Clinician Perspectives on the Post-Discharge Phase of Care. Annals of Surgery epub ahead of print, July 2019.

Ross Perfetti A, Abboud S, Behme M, Barg FK: Understanding wellness and barriers to care among Iraqi refugee women in the United States. Health and Social Care in the Community epub ahead of print: doi: 10.1111/hsc.12810, July 2019.

Beidas RS, Williams NJ, Becker-Haimes EM, Aarons GA, Barg FK, Evans AC, Jackson K, Jones D, Hadley T, Hoagwood K, Marcus SC, Neimark G, Rubin RM, Schoenwald SK, Adams DR, Walsh LM, Zentgraf K, Mandell DS: A repeated cross-sectional study of clinicians' use of psychotherapy techniques during 5 years of a system-wide effort to implement evidence-based practices in Philadelphia. Implementation Science 14(1): doi: 10.1186/s13012-019-0912-4, June 2019.

Garland SN, Xie SX, DuHamel K, Bao T, Li Q, Barg FK, Song S, Kantoff P, Gehrman P, Mao JJ: Acupuncture Versus Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia in Cancer Survivors: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Journal of the National Cancer Institute Page: epub ahead of print, April 2019.

Becker TD, Ho-Foster AR, Poku OB, Marobela S, Mehta H, Cao DTX, Yang LS, Blank LI, Dipatane VI, Moeng LR, Molebatsi K, Eisenberg MM, Barg FK, Blank MB, Opondo PR, Yang LH: "It's When the Trees Blossom": Explanatory Beliefs, Stigma, and Mental Illness in the Context of HIV in Botswana. Qualitative Health Research epub ahead of print: doi: 10.1177/1049732319827523, Feb 2019.

Takeshita J, Eriksen WT, Raziano VT, Bocage C, Hur L, Shah RV, Gelfand JM, Barg FK: Racial Differences in Perceptions of Psoriasis Therapies: Implications for Racial Disparities in Psoriasis Treatment. Journal of Investigative Dermatology epub ahead of print: doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2018.12.032, Feb 2019.

Rasooly IR, Beidas RS, Wolk CB, Barg F, Landrigan CP, Schondelmeyer AS, Brady PW, McLeod LM, Bonafide CP: Measuring overuse of continuous pulse oximetry in bronchiolitis and developing strategies for large-scale deimplementation: study protocol for a feasibility trial. BMC Pilot and Feasibility Studies in press, 2019.

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Last updated: 11/04/2019
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