Assistant ProfessorPhD, Social Welfare, M.B.E. Bioethics, MSc Non-Profit Leadership, University of Pennsylvania; B.A., Smith College
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- Gender-based violence and women’s health in sub-Saharan Africa
- Ethical issues in international research
- Capacity-building in research ethics in low- and middle-income countries
Francis Barchi is an assistant professor in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Policy and a core member of the Institute for Health, Health Care Policy, and Aging Research at Rutgers University. In addition, she is an affiliated member of the School of Medicine Faculty at the University of San Carlos in Guatemala. Prior to joining the faculty at Rutgers, she was a senior fellow in the Center for Medical Ethics at the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Barchi’s work focuses on ethical issues in global health as well as the individual, household, and community factors that influence women’s and girl’s health in southern Africa. Her research interests in Africa include violence against women and children, capacity-building in research ethics education in low- and middle-income countries, and ethical issues in international research. She is currently the Director of Curriculum for an NIH-funded program in Guatemala where she and her colleagues are training physicians and research faculty at universities and research centers to serve as teaching faculty in biomedical ethics. Recently, she has begun two funded studies in Kenya that focus on social and structural factors that influence women’s health. A committed educator, Dr. Barchi teaches at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels both at Rutgers and internationally, using case-based and active learning techniques to teach global health and biomedical ethics.
- Global public health: Planetary perspectives of human health
- Medical Ethics
- Research ethics
- Responsible conduct of research
Articles in Refereed Journals
- 2018: Winter, S. C., Dzombo, M., Dreibelbis, R., Barchi, F. (2018). Drivers of women’s sanitation practices in informal settlements in sub-Saharan Africa: A qualitative study in Mathare Valley, Kenya. International Journal of Environmental Health Research doi: 10.1080/09693123.2018.1497778.
- 2018: Barchi, F., Winter, S.C., Dougherty, D., & Ramaphane, P. (2018). Intimate partner violence against women in Botswana: The Maun Women’s Study. Violence Against Women, 1-19. doi: 10.1177/1077801218755976
- 2018: Barchi, F., Winter, S., Dougherty, D., Ramaphane, P. & Solomon, P. (2018). Depressive symptoms and their association with intimate partner violence against women in northwestern Botswana. Journal on Interpersonal Violence. doi: 10.1177/0886260518792986.
- 2017: Winter, S. C., Dreibelbis, D., & Barchi, F. (2017). Context matters: A multi-country analysis of Individual- and neighborhood-level factors associated with women’s sanitation in Sub-Saharan Africa. Tropical Medicine and International Health. Early view publication. doi: 10.1111/tmi.13016
- 2016: Barchi, F., Deng, G., Huang, C., Isles, C., Vikse, J. (2016). Private wealth, philanthropy, and social development: Case studies from the United States and China. The China Nonprofit Review, 8:215-248. doi: 10.1163/18765149-12341314
- 2016: Barchi, F., & Little, M. (2016). National ethics guidance in Sub-Saharan Africa on the collection and use of human biological specimens: a systematic review. BMC Medical Ethics, 17:64. doi: 10.1186/S12910-016-0146-9
- 2015: Barchi, F. & Winter S. (2015). The undergraduate as global citizen: A survey of student attitudes and engagement on global issues. Annals of Global Health, p. 15. doi: 10.1016/aogh.2015.02.549
- 2015: Barchi, F., Matlhagela, K., Jones, N., Kebaabetswe, P. M., & Merz, J. F. (2015) “The keeping is the problem”: A qualitative study of IRB-member perspectives in Botswana on the collection, use, and storage of human biological samples for research. BMC Medical Ethics, 16:54. doi: 10.1186/s12910-015-0047-3. http://www.biomedcentral.com/1472-6939/16/54/
- 2015: Winter, S. C., & Barchi, F. (2015). Access to sanitation and violence against women: Evidence from Demographic Health Survey (DHS) data in Kenya. International Journal of Environmental Health Research. doi: 10.1080/09603123.2015.111130
- 2015: Barchi, F., & Little, M. T., National ethics guidance in Sub-Saharan Africa on the collection and use of human biological specimens: a systematic review. doi: 10.1186/s12910-016-0146-9
- 2014: Barchi, F., Singleton, M., Magama, M., & Shaibu, S. (2014). Building locally relevant ethics curricula for nursing education in Botswana. International Nursing Review, 61, 491-498.
- 2014: Barchi, F., Singleton, M. K., & Merz, J. F. (2014). Fostering IRB collaboration for review of international research. The American Journal of Bioethics, 14(5), 3-8. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2014.892168 [NOTE: This was one of two target articles published in this issue, and was published concurrently with six peer-reviewed commentaries.]