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Judith Barker, PhD

TitleProfessor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentAnthro, History, Social Med
Address3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights
San Francisco CA 94118
Phone415-476-7241
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    University of California, San FranciscoPh.D.1985 Graduate Division (Medical Anthropology)

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    I conduct a variety of studies, primarily qualitative in approach, examining the experience and meaning of health and illness to various communities or patient groups. Understanding how non-health professionals conceptualize, recognize and respond to risks to health or well-being and act (or not act) to prevent or minimize risks has been an interest threaded throughout many of my projects which are focused on understanding health disparities and vulnerable populations. A particular focus has been on chronic illnesses, including those affecting children’s oral health and multiple chronic illnesses that affect older adults. All of my research is community-based and much has been interdisciplinary or translational in intent. I have been involved in team research with wide range of faculty and researchers from all four clinical schools on the UCSF campus, the school of Public Health at UC Berkeley, as well as private research institutes in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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    Contra Caries: Preventing ECC Using a Promotora Model for Rural Latino Families
    NIH/NIDCR R21DE019210Aug 1, 2009 - Jul 31, 2012
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Center to Address Disparities in Children's Oral Health
    NIH/NIDCR U54DE019285Sep 24, 2008 - May 31, 2015
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    SPOUSAL INFLUENCE AND OLDER MEN'S SELF CARE
    NIH/NIA R03AG018042Jul 1, 2000 - Jun 30, 2002
    Role: Principal Investigator
    SAFE HOUSES: MEANING OF HOME MODIFICATIONS AS SELF CARE
    NIH/NIA R01AG015778Sep 1, 1999 - Feb 29, 2004
    Role: Principal Investigator
    NON KIN CAREGIVERS TO DEPENDENT OLDER ADULTS
    NIH/NINR R01NR004278Sep 30, 1995 - Aug 31, 2001
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Garcia RI, Tiwari T, Ramos-Gomez F, Heaton B, Orozco M, Rasmussen M, Braun P, Henshaw M, Borrelli B, Albino J, Diamond C, Gebel C, Batliner TS, Barker J, Gregorich S, Gansky SA. Retention strategies for health disparities preventive trials: findings from the Early Childhood Caries Collaborating Centers. J Public Health Dent. 2016 Oct 19. PMID: 27759164.
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    2. Probst JC, Barker J, Enders A, Gardiner P. Current State of Child Health in Rural America: How Context Shapes Children's Health. J Rural Health. 2016 Sep 28. PMID: 27677973.
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    3. Barker J, Guerra C, Gonzalez-Vargas MJ, Hoeft KS. Acceptability of Salt Fluoridation in a Rural Latino Community in the United States: An Ethnographic Study. PLoS One. 2016; 11(7):e0158540. PMID: 27391112.
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    4. Pham K, Barker J, Lazar AA, Walsh M. Oral Health Care of Vietnamese Adolescents: A Qualitative Study of Perceptions and Practices. J Dent Hyg. 2015 Dec; 89(6):397-404. PMID: 26684998.
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    5. Hoeft KS, Rios SM, Pantoja Guzman E, Barker J. Using community participation to assess acceptability of "Contra Caries", a theory-based, promotora-led oral health education program for rural Latino parents: a mixed methods study. BMC Oral Health. 2015; 15:103. PMID: 26335081; PMCID: PMC4558913.
    6. Apesoa-Varano EC, Barker J, Unutzer J, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Johnson MD, Tran C, Guarnaccia P, Hinton L. Idioms of Distress Among Depressed White-Non-Mexican and Mexican-Origin Older Men. J Cross Cult Gerontol. 2015 Sep; 30(3):305-18. PMID: 26208782.
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    7. Amanzadeh B, Sokal-Gutierrez K, Barker J. An interpretive study of food, snack and beverage advertisements in rural and urban El Salvador. BMC Public Health. 2015; 15:521. PMID: 26024917; PMCID: PMC4449567.
    8. Apesoa-Varano EC, Barker J, Unutzer J, Hinton L. Depression Attributes Among White Non-Hispanic and Mexican-Origin Older Men. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 Sep; 23(9):960-9. PMID: 25577303.
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    9. Hoeft KS, Guerra C, Gonzalez-Vargas MJ, Barker J. Rural Latino caregivers' beliefs and behaviors around their children's salt consumption. Appetite. 2015 Apr; 87:1-9. PMID: 25481770; PMCID: PMC4347893 [Available on 04/01/16].
    10. Apesoa-Varano EC, Barker J, Hinton L. Shards of sorrow: Older men's accounts of their depression experience. Soc Sci Med. 2015 Jan; 124:1-8. PMID: 25461856.
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    11. Hinton L, Apesoa-Varano EC, Unützer J, Dwight-Johnson M, Park M, Barker J. A descriptive qualitative study of the roles of family members in older men's depression treatment from the perspectives of older men and primary care providers. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015 May; 30(5):514-22. PMID: 25131709; PMCID: PMC4324406 [Available on 05/01/16].
    12. Beck AL, Takayama JI, Halpern-Felsher B, Badiner N, Barker J. Understanding how Latino parents choose beverages to serve to infants and toddlers. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Aug; 18(6):1308-15. PMID: 24077961.
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    13. DeMoss M, Bonney L, Grant J, Klein R, del Rio C, Barker J. Perspectives of middle-aged African-American women in the Deep South on antiretroviral therapy adherence. AIDS Care. 2014; 26(5):532-7. PMID: 24099510; PMCID: PMC3945157.
    14. Salazar G, Barker J, Heyman MB. Medical students' conceptualizations of quality of life associated with children with IBD. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Oct; 57(4):493-9. PMID: 23752075; PMCID: PMC3788836.
    15. Adams SH, Rowe CR, Gansky SA, Cheng NF, Barker J, Hyde S. Caregiver acceptability and preferences for preventive dental treatments for young African-American children. J Public Health Dent. 2012; 72(3):252-60. PMID: 22506551; PMCID: PMC3786744.
    16. Hinton L, Apesoa-Varano EC, González HM, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Dwight-Johnson M, Barker J, Tran C, Zuniga R, Unützer J. Falling through the cracks: gaps in depression treatment among older Mexican-origin and white men. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2012 Dec; 27(12):1283-90. PMID: 22383214; PMCID: PMC3560929.
    17. Yen IH, Shim JK, Martinez AD, Barker J. Older people and social connectedness: how place and activities keep people engaged. J Aging Res. 2012; 2012:139523. PMID: 22272374; PMCID: PMC3261464.
    18. Hoeft KS, Barker J, Masterson EE. Maternal beliefs and motivations for first dental visit by low-income Mexican American children in California. Pediatr Dent. 2011 Sep-Oct; 33(5):392-8. PMID: 22104706; PMCID: PMC3536823.
    19. Apesoa-Varano EC, Barker J, Hinton L. Curing and caring: the work of primary care physicians with dementia patients. Qual Health Res. 2011 Nov; 21(11):1469-83. PMID: 21685311; PMCID: PMC3581606.
    20. Horton SB, Barker J. A LATINO ORAL HEALTH PARADOX? USING ETHNOGRAPHY TO SPECIFY THE BIO-CULTURAL FACTORS BEHIND EPIDEMIOLOGICAL MODELS. NAPA Bull. 2010 Nov 24; 34(1):68-83. PMID: 21132097.
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    21. Swan MA, Barker J, Hoeft KS. Rural Latino farmworker fathers' understanding of children's oral health. Pediatr Dent. 2010 Sep-Oct; 32(5):400-6. PMID: 21070706; PMCID: PMC3526820.
    22. Apesoa-Varano EC, Hinton L, Barker J, Unützer J. Clinician approaches and strategies for engaging older men in depression care. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010 Jul; 18(7):586-95. PMID: 20220598; PMCID: PMC2981127.
    23. Franz CE, Barker J, Kim K, Flores Y, Jenkins C, Kravitz RL, Hinton L. When help becomes a hindrance: mental health referral systems as barriers to care for primary care physicians treating patients with Alzheimer's disease. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010 Jul; 18(7):576-85. PMID: 20593538; PMCID: PMC2955197.
    24. Horton S, Barker J. Stigmatized biologies: Examining the cumulative effects of oral health disparities for Mexican American farmworker children. Med Anthropol Q. 2010 Jun; 24(2):199-219. PMID: 20550093; PMCID: PMC3523191.
    25. Hoeft KS, Barker J, Masterson EE. Urban Mexican-American mothers' beliefs about caries etiology in children. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2010 Jun; 38(3):244-55. PMID: 20156233; PMCID: PMC3600053.
    26. Scherzer T, Barker J, Pollick H, Weintraub JA. Water consumption beliefs and practices in a rural Latino community: implications for fluoridation. J Public Health Dent. 2010; 70(4):337-43. PMID: 20735717; PMCID: PMC3536824.
    27. Flores YG, Hinton L, Barker J, Franz CE, Velasquez A. Beyond familism: a case study of the ethics of care of a Latina caregiver of an elderly parent with dementia. Health Care Women Int. 2009 Dec; 30(12):1055-72. PMID: 19894151; PMCID: PMC2955855.
    28. Horton S, Barker J. "Stains" on their self-discipline: Public health, hygiene, and the disciplining of undocumented immigrant parents in the nation's internal borderlands. Am Ethnol. 2009 Nov 1; 36(4):784-798. PMID: 20161433.
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    29. Pasick RJ, Burke NJ, Barker J, Joseph G, Bird JA, Otero-Sabogal R, Tuason N, Stewart SL, Rakowski W, Clark MA, Washington PK, Guerra C. Behavioral theory in a diverse society: like a compass on Mars. Health Educ Behav. 2009 Oct; 36(5 Suppl):11S-35S. PMID: 19805789; PMCID: PMC2921832.
    30. Burke NJ, Joseph G, Pasick RJ, Barker J. Theorizing social context: rethinking behavioral theory. Health Educ Behav. 2009 Oct; 36(5 Suppl):55S-70S. PMID: 19805791; PMCID: PMC3548316.
    31. Pasick RJ, Barker J, Otero-Sabogal R, Burke NJ, Joseph G, Guerra C. Intention, subjective norms, and cancer screening in the context of relational culture. Health Educ Behav. 2009 Oct; 36(5 Suppl):91S-110S. PMID: 19805793; PMCID: PMC2921835.
    32. Joseph G, Burke NJ, Tuason N, Barker J, Pasick RJ. Perceived susceptibility to illness and perceived benefits of preventive care: an exploration of behavioral theory constructs in a transcultural context. Health Educ Behav. 2009 Oct; 36(5 Suppl):71S-90S. PMID: 19805792; PMCID: PMC2941192.
    33. Burke NJ, Bird JA, Clark MA, Rakowski W, Guerra C, Barker J, Pasick RJ. Social and cultural meanings of self-efficacy. Health Educ Behav. 2009 Oct; 36(5 Suppl):111S-28S. PMID: 19805794; PMCID: PMC2921833.
    34. Hoeft KS, Masterson EE, Barker J. Mexican American mothers' initiation and understanding of home oral hygiene for young children. Pediatr Dent. 2009 Sep-Oct; 31(5):395-404. PMID: 19947134; PMCID: PMC3523181.
    35. Catania JA, Lo B, Wolf LE, Dolcini MM, Pollack LM, Barker J, Wertlieb S, Henne J. Survey of u.s. Human research protection organizations: workload and membership. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2008 Dec; 3(4):57-69. PMID: 19122821.
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    36. Catania JA, Lo B, Wolf LE, Dolcini MM, Pollack LM, Barker J, Wertlieb S, Henne J. Survey of U.S. Boards that Review Mental Health-related Research. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2008 Dec; 3(4):71-9. PMID: 19122822.
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    37. Wu S, Barker J. Hot tea and juk: the institutional meaning of food for Chinese elders in an American nursing home. J Gerontol Nurs. 2008 Nov; 34(11):46-54. PMID: 19024429.
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    38. Barker J. Four-part harmony: new songs in the nursing home. J Gerontol Nurs. 2008 Nov; 34(11):55-6. PMID: 19024430.
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    39. Butani Y, Weintraub JA, Barker J. Oral health-related cultural beliefs for four racial/ethnic groups: Assessment of the literature. BMC Oral Health. 2008; 8:26. PMID: 18793438; PMCID: PMC2566974.
    40. Liu D, Hinton L, Tran C, Hinton D, Barker J. Reexamining the relationships among dementia, stigma, and aging in immigrant Chinese and Vietnamese family caregivers. J Cross Cult Gerontol. 2008 Sep; 23(3):283-99. PMID: 18665444; PMCID: PMC2958058.
    41. Kim SY, Barker J, Anderson IB, Dyer JE, Earnest G, Blanc PD. Systematic assessment of gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) effects during and after acute intoxication. Am J Addict. 2008 Jul-Aug; 17(4):312-8. PMID: 18612887; PMCID: PMC2759403.
    42. Barker J, Horton SB. An ethnographic study of Latino preschool children's oral health in rural California: Intersections among family, community, provider and regulatory sectors. BMC Oral Health. 2008; 8:8. PMID: 18377660; PMCID: PMC2362117.
    43. Fisher-Owens SA, Barker J, Adams S, Chung LH, Gansky SA, Hyde S, Weintraub JA. Giving policy some teeth: routes to reducing disparities in oral health. Health Aff (Millwood). 2008 Mar-Apr; 27(2):404-12. PMID: 18332496.
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    44. Barker J, Karsoho H. Hazardous use of gamma hydroxybutyrate: driving under the influence. Subst Use Misuse. 2008; 43(11):1507-20. PMID: 18752156.
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    45. Horton S, Barker J. Rural Latino immigrant caregivers' conceptions of their children's oral disease. J Public Health Dent. 2008; 68(1):22-9. PMID: 18248338; PMCID: PMC3523184.
    46. Hilton IV, Stephen S, Barker J, Weintraub JA. Cultural factors and children's oral health care: a qualitative study of carers of young children. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2007 Dec; 35(6):429-38. PMID: 18039284.
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    47. Hinton L, Franz CE, Reddy G, Flores Y, Kravitz RL, Barker J. Practice constraints, behavioral problems, and dementia care: primary care physicians' perspectives. J Gen Intern Med. 2007 Nov; 22(11):1487-92. PMID: 17823840; PMCID: PMC2219799.
    48. Franz CE, Barker J, Kravitz RL, Flores Y, Krishnan S, Hinton L. Nonmedical influences on the use of cholinesterase inhibitors in dementia care. Alzheimer Dis Assoc Disord. 2007 Jul-Sep; 21(3):241-8. PMID: 17804957.
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    49. Barker J, Harris SL, Dyer JE. Experiences of gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) ingestion: a focus group study. J Psychoactive Drugs. 2007 Jun; 39(2):115-29. PMID: 17703706; PMCID: PMC2257870.
    50. Dyer JE, Anderson I, Kim S, Blanc P, Barker J. Designing a gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) structured telephone-administered survey instrument. J Med Toxicol. 2007 Mar; 3(1):7-14. PMID: 18072152; PMCID: PMC3550122.
    51. Kim SY, Anderson IB, Dyer JE, Barker J, Blanc PD. High-risk behaviors and hospitalizations among gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) users. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2007; 33(3):429-38. PMID: 17613970; PMCID: PMC2257866.
    52. Barker J. Neighbors, friends, and other nonkin caregivers of community-living dependent elders. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2002 May; 57(3):S158-67. PMID: 11983742.
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    53. Cummings GL, Battle R, Barker J, Krasnovsky F. HIV risk among low-income African American mothers of elementary school children. J Health Soc Policy. 1997; 8(3):27-39. PMID: 10166785.
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    54. Wolfsen CR, Barker J, Mitteness LS. Constipation in the daily lives of frail elderly people. Arch Fam Med. 1993 Aug; 2(8):853-8. PMID: 8111515.
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    55. Wolfsen CR, Barker J, Mitteness LS. Personalization of formal social relationships by the elderly. Res Aging. 1990 Mar; 12(1):94-112. PMID: 2315556.
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    56. Barker J, Mitteness LS. Shedding light on nocturia. Geriatr Nurs. 1989 Sep-Oct; 10(5):239-40. PMID: 2583578.
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    57. Barker J. Admission of geriatric patients to hospital on Niue Island 1977-1982. N Z Med J. 1988 Oct 12; 101(855):638-40. PMID: 3173875.
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    58. Barker J, Mitteness LS, Wood SJ. Gate-keeping: residential managers and elderly tenants. Gerontologist. 1988 Oct; 28(5):610-9. PMID: 3229643.
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    59. Barker J, Mitteness LS. Nocturia in the elderly. Gerontologist. 1988 Feb; 28(1):99-104. PMID: 3342998.
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