Frances K. Barg, PhD, MEd

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

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

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.

Musicus AA, Hua SV, Schwartz MB, Block JP, Barg FK, Economos CD, Glanz K, Krieger JW, Roberto CA.: Messages Promoting Healthy Kids' Meals: An Online RCT. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 60(5): 674-683, May 2021.

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 273(4), April 2021.

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 Page: doi: 10.1007/s11764-021-01001-1, Feb 2021.

Wortzel JD, Wiebe DJ, Elahi S, Agawu A, Barg FK, Emmett EA: Ascertainment Bias in a Historic Cohort Study of Residents in an Asbestos Manufacturing Community. International Journal of Research in Public Health 18(5): doi: 10.3390/ijerph18052211. Feb 2021.

Bazen A, Barg FK, Takeshita J.: Research Techniques Made Simple: An Introduction to Qualitative Research. Journal of Investigative Dermatology 141(2): doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2020.11.029, Feb 2021.

Kirschen MP, Smith KA, Snyder M, Zhang B, Flibotte J, Heimall L, Budzynski K, DeLeo R, Cona J, Bocage C, Hur L, Winters M, Hanna R, Mensinger JL, Huh J, Lang SS, Barg FK, Shea JA, Ichord R, Berg RA, Levine JM, Nadkarni V, Topjian A: Serial Neurologic Assessment in Pediatrics (SNAP): A New Tool for Bedside Neurologic Assessment of Critically Ill Children. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine Page: doi: 10.1097/PCC.0000000000002675, February 2021.

Courtney Benjamin Wolk, Amanda C Schondelmeyer, Frances K Barg, Rinad Beidas, Amanda Bettencourt, Patrick W Brady, Canita Brent, Whitney Eriksen, Grace Kinkler, Christopher P Landrigan, Rebecca Neergaard, Christopher P Bonafide: Barriers and Facilitators to Guideline-Adherent Pulse Oximetry Use in Bronchiolitis. Journal of Hospital Medicine 16(1): 23-30, January 2021.

Auriemma CL, Harhay MO, Haines KJ, Barg FK, Halpern SD, Lyon SM: What Matters to Patients and Their Families During and After Critical Illness: A Qualitative Study. American Journal of Critical Care 30(1): 11-20, January 2021.

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Last updated: 07/01/2021
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