Family Medicine

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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 Intiatives
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

Werner-Lin A, Barg FK, Kellom KS, Stumm KJ, Pilchman L, Tomlinson AN, Bernhardt BA.: Couple's Narratives of Communion and Isolation Following Abnormal Prenatal Microarray Testing Results. Qualitative Health Research epub ahead of print, Sept 8 2015.

Catherine L. Auriemma, Sarah M. Lyon, Lauren E. Strelec, Saida Kent, Frances K. Barg, Scott D. Halpern: Defining the medical intensive care unit in the words of patients and family members: A freelisting analysis. American Journal of Critical Care 24(4): e47-e55, July 2015.

Rinad Beidas, Steven Marcus, Courtney Benjamin, Byron Powell, Gregory Aarons, Arthur C. Evans, Matthew O. Hurford, Trevor Hadley, Danielle Adams, Lucia Walsh, Shalli Babbar, Frances K. Barg, David Mandell: A prospective examination of clinician and supervisor turnover within the context of implementation of evidence-based practices in a publicly-funded mental health system. Administration and Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research July 16 2015.

Shimrit Keddem, Frances K. Barg, Karen Glanz, Tara Jackson, Sarah Green, Maureen George: Mapping the urban asthma experience: Using qualitative GIS to understand contextual factors affecting asthma control. Social Science & Medicine 140: 9-17, July 3 2015.

Susan Lysaght Hurley, Frances K. Barg, Neville Strumpf, Mary Ersek: Same Agency, Different Teams: Perspectives From Home and Inpatient Hospice Care. Qualitative Health Research June 2015.

James N. Kirkpatrick, Katherine Kellom, Sarah C. Hull, Rebecca Henderson, Jasmeet Singh, Laura A. Coyle, Maria Mountis, Elizabeth D. Shore, Ralph Petrucci, Peter F. Cronholm, Frances K. Barg: Caregivers and Left Ventricular Assist Devices as a Destination, Not a Journey. Journal of Cardiac Failure Page: Epub ahead of print, June 2015.

Ringle, V., Read, K., Edmunds, J., Brodman, D., Kendall, P., Barg, F., & Beidas, R.: Barriers and facilitators to the implementation of cognitive-behavioral therapy for youth anxiety in the community. Psychiatric Services. Epub ahead of print, May 2015.

Jennifer A. Jonas, Eleanor L. Davies, Shimrit Keddem, Frances K. Barg, Evan S. Fieldston: Freelisting on costs and value in healthcare by pediatric attending physicians. Academic Pediatrics Page: Epub ahead of print, April 9 2015.

R.S. Beidas, S. Marcus, G.A. Aarons, K.E.Hoagwood, S Schoenwald, A.C. Evans, M.O. Hurford, T. Hadley, F.K. Barg, L.M. Walsh, D.R. Adams, D.S. Mandell: Predictors of community therapists' use of therapy techniques in a large public mental health system. JAMA Pediatrics February 16 2015.

R.J. Smith, A.S. Kilaru, JPerrone, B. Paciotti, F.K. Barg, S.M. Gadsden, Z.F Meisel: How, why and for whom do emergency medicine providers use prescription drug monitoring porograms? Pain Medicine epub ahead of print, Feb 17 2015.

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Last updated: 10/13/2015
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