Frances K. Barg, PhD, MEd

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Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
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

Jason M. Weissler, Martin J. Carney, Fabiola A. Enriquez, Charles A. Messa IV, Robyn Broach, Marilyn M. Shapira, Frances K. Barg, John P. Fischer: Using crowdsourcing as a platform to evaluate lay perception of prophylactic mesh placement. Journal of Surgical Research epub ahead of print, Dec 29 2017.

J.T. Clapp, A.F. Arriaga, S. Murthy, S.E. Raper, J.S. Schwartz, F.K. Barg, L.A. Fleisher: Surgical consultation as social process: Implications for shared decision making. Annals of Surgery epub ahead of print, Dec 12 2017.

FK Barg, PF Cronholm, EE Easley, T Davis, M Hampton, DS Malay, C Donohoe, J Song, SR Thom, DJ Margolis: A qualitative study of the experience of lower extremity wounds and amputations among people wit diabetes in Philadelphia. Wound Repair and Regeneration doi: 10.1111/wrr.12593, Dec 8 2017.

J. Locke, C.B. Wolk, C. Harker, A. Olsen, T. Shingledecker, F. Barg, D. Mandell, R. Beidas: Pebbles, rocks, and boulders: The implementation of a school-based social engagement intervention for children with autism. Autism 21(8): 985-994, November 2017.

Cherie Priya Dhar, Dilu Kaflay, Nadia Dowshen, Victoria A. Miller, Kenneth R. Ginsburg, Frances K. Barg, Katherine Yun: Attitudes and beliefs pertaining to sexual and reproductive health among unmarried, female Bhutanese refugee youth in Philadelphia. Journal of Adolescent Health S1054-139X(17), Sept 18 2017.

N Dowshen, S Lee, J Franklin, M Castillo, F Barg: Access to medical and mental health services across the HIV care continuum among young transgender women: A qualitative study. Transgender Health 2(1): 81-90, July 2017.

Sarah M. Wood,Susan Lee, Frances K. Barg, Marne Castillo, Nadia Dowshen, : Young Transgender Women’s Attitudes Toward HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis. Journal of Adolescent Health 60(5): 549-555, May 2017.

Paniagua-Avila MA, Messenger E,Nelson CA, Calgua E, Barg FK, Bream KW, Compher C, Dean AJ,Martinez-Siekavizza S, PuacPolanco V, Richmond TS, Roth R, Branas CC : Guatemala-Penn Partners: An Innovative Inter-Institutional Model for Scientific Capacity-Building,Healthcare Education, and Public Health. Frontiers in Public Health 5(70): doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2017.00070, April 2017.

Barg FK , Kellom K , Ziv T, Hull SC, Suhail-Sindhu S, Kirkpatrick JN : LVAD-DT: Culture of rescue and liminal experience in the treatment of heart failure. American Journal of Bioethics 17(2): 3-11, Feb 2017.

Allison Werner-Lin, Sara Walser, Frances K. Barg, Barbara A. Berhardt: "They Can't Find Anything Wrong with Him, Yet": Mothers' experiences of parenting an infant with a prenatally diagnosed copy number variant (CNV). American Journal of Medical Genetics 173(2): 444-451, Feb 2017.

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