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
Graduate Group Affiliations

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

Levoy K, Wool J, Ashare RL, Rosa WE, Barg FK, Meghani SH.: "It's rougher on me than it is on him": Family caregiver-generated and prioritized illness concerns while patients undergo cancer treatments. JCO Oncology Practice Page: doi: 10.1200/OP.21.00164, April 2022.

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 Mar 2022.

Osokpo OH, Lewis LM, Ikeaba U, Chittams J, Barg FK, Riegel B: Self-care of African immigrant adults with chronic illness. Clinical Nursing Research Page: doi: 10.1177/10547738211056168, March 2022.

Kearney MD, Barg FK, Alexis D, Higginbotham E, Aysola J: Employee Health and Wellness Outcomes Associated With Perceived Discrimination in Academic Medicine: A Qualitative Analysis. JAMA Network Open 5(1): doi: 10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.45243, Jan 2022.

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 Page: doi: 10.1136/postgradmedj-2021-141493, 2022.

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.

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, December 2021.

Galligan MM, Haggerty M, Wolfe HA, Debrocco D, Kellom K, Garcia SM, Neergaard R, Akpek E, Barg FK, Friedlaender E: From the Frontlines: A Qualitative Study of Staff Experiences With Clinical Event Debriefing. Hospital Pediatrics Page: doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2021-006088, December 2021.

Sarah J. Schrauben, Eleanor Rivera, Claire Bocage, Whitney Eriksen, Sandra Amaral, Laura M. Dember, Harold I. Feldman, Frances K. Barg: A qualitative study of facilitators and barriers to self-management of CKD. Kidney Int Rep 7(1): 46-55, Nov 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.

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