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

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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

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.

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.

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.

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 Page: DOI: 10.1007/s00403-022-02441-0, Nov 2022.

Emily A. Largent, Whitney Eriksen, Frances K. Barg, Ryan Greysen, Scott D. Halpern: Participants' perspectives on payment for research participation: A qualitative study. Ethics & Human Research 44(6): 14-22. DOI: 10.1002/eahr.500147, November 2022.

Galligan MM, Goldstein L, Garcia SM, Kellom K, Wolfe HA, Haggerty M, DeBrocco D, Barg FK, Friedlaender E: A Qualitative Study of Resident Experiences With Clinical Event Debriefing. Hospital Pediatrics Page: doi: 10.1542/hpeds.2022-006606, October 2022.

Neergaard R, Jones NL, Roebuck C, Rendle KA, Barbati Z, Peterson B, Tebas P, Mounzer K, Metzger D, Montaner LJ, Dube K, Barg FK: "I know that I was part of making a difference": Participant motivations for joining a cure-directed HIV trial with an analytical treatment interruption. AIDS Research and Human Retroviruses Page: doi: 10.1089/AID.2022.0040, August 2022.

Saine ME, Schnellinger EM, Liu M, Diamond JM, Crespo MM, Prenner S, Potluri V, Bermudez C, Mentch H, Moore M, Besharatian B, Goldberg DS, Barg FK, Reese PP: Decision-making among hepatitis C virus-negative transplant candidates offered organs from donors with HCV infection. Transplant Direct 8(8): doi: 10.1097/TXD.0000000000001341, July 2022.

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.

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