Fran Barg

Fran Barg, PhD


Dr. Barg received her PhD in Medical Anthropology from the University of Pennsylvania in 2000. Her current research interests include health disparities in breast cancer and colorectal cancer, sociocultural aspects of depression in older adults, shared decisionmaking and medical professionalism. She is a director for the Guatemala Health Initiative, where students and faculty collaborate with community leaders and members to affect health in Santiago Atitlan, Guatemala. Dr. Barg teaches courses on Anthropology and Public Health, Medical Anthropology, Cross Cultural Approaches to Health and Illness and Cognitive Anthropology.