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Frances K. Barg, PhD, MEd

Associate Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Senior Fellow, Center for Public Health Initiatives
Senior Scholar, Center for Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Department: Family Medicine and Community Health

Contact information
Department of Family Medicine and Community Health
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
141-2 Anatomy and Chemistry
3620 Hamilton Walk
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

Meisel Zachary F, Metlay Joshua P, Sinnenberg Lauren, Kilaru Austin S, Grossestreuer Anne, Barg Frances K, Shofer Frances S, Rhodes Karin V, Perrone Jeanmarie: A Randomized Trial Testing the Effect of Narrative Vignettes Versus Guideline Summaries on Provider Response to a Professional Organization Clinical Policy for Safe Opioid Prescribing. Annals of emergency medicine Apr 2016.

Knight A, Vickery M, Fiks A G, Barg F K: The illness experience of youth with lupus/mixed connective tissue disease: a mixed methods analysis of patient and parent perspectives. Lupus Apr 2016.

Levy Susan E, Frasso Rosemary, Colantonio Stephanie, Reed Hayley, Stein Gail, Barg Frances K, Mandell David, Fiks Alexander G: Shared Decision Making and Treatment Decisions for Young Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Academic pediatrics Apr 2016.

S.N. Garland, P. Gehrman, F.K. Barg, J.J. Mao: CHoosing Options for Insomnia in Cancer Effectively (CHOICE): Design of a patient centered comparative effectiveness trial of acupuncture and cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia. Contemporary Clinical Trials 47: 349-355, March 2016.

Beidas Rinad S, Stewart Rebecca E, Benjamin Wolk Courtney, Adams Danielle R, Marcus Steven C, Evans Arthur C, Jackson Kamilah, Neimark Geoffrey, Hurford Matthew O, Erney Joan, Rubin Ronnie, Hadley Trevor R, Barg Frances K, Mandell David S: Independent Contractors in Public Mental Health Clinics: Implications for Use of Evidence-Based Practices. Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.) Page: appips201500234, Feb 2016.

Abby Adler, Ashley Bush, Frances K.Barg, Guy Weissinger, Aaron T. Beck, Gregory K. Brown: A mixed methods approach to identify cognitive warning signs for suicide attempts. Archives of Suicide Research Page: epub ahead of print, Jan 2016.

H deVries McClintock, FK Barg, SP Katz, M Stineman, A Krueger, PM Colletti, T Boellstorff, HR Bogner: Health care experiences and perceptions among people with and without disabilities. Disability and Health. 9(1): 74-82, January 2016.

Elizabeth P. Parks, Anne Kazak, Shiriki Kumanyika, Lisa Lewis,Frances K. Barg: Perspectives on Stress, Parenting, and Children's Obesity-Related Behaviors in Black Families. Health Education and Behavior Page: epub ahead of print, January 2016.

Le Mai-Nhung, Nguyen Giang T, Pan Zhi, Maglalang Dale Dagar, Butt Fidelia, Bautista Roxanna, Nitta Mavis, Barg Frances K: Unmet Needs of Asian American and Pacific Islander Cancer Survivors. Journal of cancer education : the official journal of the American Association for Cancer Education Dec 2015.

Beidas, R.S., Stewart, R.E., Adams, D.R., Fernandez, T., Lustbader, S., Powell, B.J., Aarons, G.A., Hoagwood, K.E., Evans, A.C., Hurford, M.O., Rubin, R., Hadley, T., Mandell, D.S., Barg, F.K.: A multi-level examination of stakeholder perspectives of implementation of evidence-based practices in a large urban publicly-funded mental health system. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research December 2015.

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