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

Becker TD, Ho-Foster AR, Poku OB, Marobela S, Mehta H, Cao DTX, Yang LS, Blank LI, Dipatane VI, Moeng LR, Molebatsi K, Eisenberg MM, Barg FK, Blank MB, Opondo PR, Yang LH: "It's When the Trees Blossom": Explanatory Beliefs, Stigma, and Mental Illness in the Context of HIV in Botswana. Qualitative Health Research epub ahead of print: doi: 10.1177/1049732319827523, Feb 2019.

Takeshita J, Eriksen WT, Raziano VT, Bocage C, Hur L, Shah RV, Gelfand JM, Barg FK: Racial Differences in Perceptions of Psoriasis Therapies: Implications for Racial Disparities in Psoriasis Treatment. Journal of Investigative Dermatology epub ahead of print: doi: 10.1016/j.jid.2018.12.032, Feb 2019.

JT Mauch, FA Enriquez, JA Shea, FK Barg, IA Rhemtulla, RB Broach, SL Thrippleton, JP Fischer: The Abdominal Hernia-Q: Development, Psychometric Evaluation, and Prospective Testing. Annals of Surgery(10.1097/SLA.0000000000003144.), December 2018.

Sinnenberg Lauren, Mancheno Christina, Barg Frances K, Asch David A, Rivard Christy Lee, Horst-Martz Emma, Buttenheim Alison, Ungar Lyle, Merchant Raina: Content Analysis of Metaphors About Hypertension and Diabetes on Twitter: Exploratory Mixed-Methods Study. JMIR diabetes 3(4): e11177, Dec 2018.

Zebrowski Alexis M, Ellis Darcy E, Barg Frances K, Sperber Nina R, Bernhardt Barbara A, Denny Joshua C, Dexter Paul R, Ginsburg Geoffrey S, Horowitz Carol R, Johnson Julie A, Levy Mia A, Orlando Lori A, Pollin Toni I, Skaar Todd C, Kimmel Stephen E: Qualitative study of system-level factors related to genomic implementation. Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics Nov 2018.

Critical Care (HATRICC) Prospective Cohort Study. Lane-Fall MB, Pascual JL, Peifer HG, Di Taranti LJ, Collard ML, Jablonski J, Gutsche JT, Halpern SD, Barg FK, Fleisher LA; HATRICC study team (Kimberly Allen, BSN, RN; Mark Barry, MD; Sruthi Buddai, BA; Tyler Chavez, BA; Mahrukh Choudhary, BA; Della George; Megan Linehan, DO; Enrique Torres Hernandez; Jerome Watts, BA.: A Partially Structured Postoperative Handoff Protocol Improves Communication in 2 Mixed Surgical Intensive Care Units: Findings From the Handoffs and Transitions in Critical Care (HATRICC) Prospective Cohort Study. Annals of Surgery epub ahead of print, November 2018.

Krutsinger Dustin C, McMahon Jacqueline, Stephens-Shields Alisa J, Bayes Brian, Brooks Steven, Hitsman Brian L, Lubitz Su Fen, Reyes Celine, Schnoll Robert A, Ryan Greysen S, Mercede Ashley, Patel Mitesh S, Reale Catherine, Barg Fran, Karlawish Jason, Polsky Daniel, Volpp Kevin G, Halpern Scott D: Randomized evaluation of trial acceptability by INcentive (RETAIN): Study protocol for two embedded randomized controlled trials. Contemporary clinical trials 76: 1-8, Nov 2018.

Sevilla-Cazes Jonathan, Ahmad Faraz S, Bowles Kathryn H, Jaskowiak Anne, Gallagher Tom, Goldberg Lee R, Kangovi Shreya, Alexander Madeline, Riegel Barbara, Barg Frances K, Kimmel Stephen E: Heart Failure Home Management Challenges and Reasons for Readmission: a Qualitative Study to Understand the Patient's Perspective. Journal of general internal medicine 33(10): 1700-1707, Oct 2018.

Eriksen Whitney T, Singerman Lydia, Romero Sally A D, Bussell Jason, Barg Frances K, Mao Jun J: Understanding the Use of Acupuncture for Insomnia Among Cancer Survivors: A Qualitative Study. Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.) 24(9-10): 962-967, Sep/Oct 2018.

Meghan B. Lane-Fall, Jose L. Pascual,Scott Massa; Meredith L. Collard, Hannah G. Peifer, Laura J. Di Taranti, Megan Linehan, Lee A. Fleisher, Frances K. Barg: Developing a Standard Handoff Process for Operating Room–to-ICU Transitions: Multidisciplinary Clinician Perspectives from the Handoffs and Transitions in Critical Care (HATRICC) Study. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety 44(9): 514-525, September 2018.

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