Frances K. Barg, PhD, MEd

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Emeritus Professor CE of Family Medicine and Community Health
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
Director, Mixed Methods Research Lab
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
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

Martei YM, Obasohan M, Mokokwe L, Ralefala T, Mosepele M, Gross R, Barg FK: Stigma and social determinants of health associated with fidelity to guideline concordant therapy in patients with breast cancer living with and without HIV in Botswana. Oncologist doi: 10.1093/oncolo/oyad183, July 2023.

Larissa E Wietlisbach, David A Asch, Whitney Eriksen, Frances K Barg, Lisa M Bellini, Sanjay V Desai, Abdul-Rakeem Yakubu, Judy A Shea : Using poetry to elicit internal medicine residents' perspectives on wellness. Postgrad Med J 99(1171): doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2021-141493, June 2023.

Nelson MN, Akpek E, Margolis DJ, Barg FK, Vittorio CC: A mixed methods study of factors that promote and ameliorate burnout in academic dermatologists. Archives of Dermatologic Research 315(4): 859-868. DOI: 10.1007/s00403-022-02441-0, May 2023.

Lane-Fall MB, Koilor CB, Givan K, Klaiman T, Barg FK: Patient- and Team-Level Characteristics Associated with Handoff Protocol Fidelity in a Hybrid Implementation Study: Results from a Qualitative Comparative Analysis. Joint Commission Journal of Quality and Patient Safety 49(8): 356-364, April 2023.

Xanthopoulos MS, Nelson MN, Eriksen W, Barg FK, Byars KC, Ishman SL, Esbensen AJ, Meinzen-Derr J, Heubi CH, Gurbani NS, Bradford R, Hicks S, Tapia IE: Caregiver experiences helping children with Down syndrome use positive airway pressure to treat obstructive sleep apnea. Sleep Medicine Page: doi: 10.1016/j.sleep.2023.04.022, April 2023.

Clason C, Sterner-Stein K, Hirschman KB, Barg FK, Riegel B.: Developing effective health coaches: Experience gained in a clinical trial of a health coach intervention. Patient Education and Counseling 108(107592): doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2022.107592, March 2023.

Heather Klusaritz, Andrea Bilger, Emily Paterson, Courtney Summers, Frances K Barg, Peter F Cronholm, M Elle Saine, Julie Sochalski, Chyke A Doubeni: Impact of stigma on clinician training for opioid use disorder care: A qualitative study in a primary care learning collaborative. Annals of Family Medicine Page: DOI: 10.1370/afm.2920, Feb (Suppl 2):S31-S38 2023.

Naik A, Syvyk S, Tong J, Wirtalla C, Barg FK, Guerra CE, Mehta SJ, Wender R, Merchant RM, Kelz RR: Factors associated with primary care physician decision-making when making medication vs surgical referrals. JAMA Network Open 6(2): doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2022.56086, Feb 2023.

Cronholm PF, Kellum WE, MacCombie A, Nelson M, Neergaard R, Haywood O, Parido ME, Melochick J, Tarka DK, Barg FK: Engaging stakeholders to improve care for adults with complex health and social needs during a public health emergency. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved 34(1): 293-308, 2023.

Maria N Nelson, Eda Akpek, David J Margolis, Frances K Barg, Carmela C Vittorio: A mixed methods study on factors that promote and ameliorate burnout in academic dermatologists. Archives of Dermatologic Research Page: doi: 10.1007/s00403-022-02441-0. Nov 2022.

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