Associate ProfessorPhD, Social Welfare, M.B.E. Bioethics, MSc Non-Profit Leadership, University of Pennsylvania; B.A., Smith College
- Room 534, Civic Square Building
- (848) 932-2970
- francis.barchi [at] rutgers.edu
- 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 associate professor in the Edward J. Bloustein School of Public Policy and a core member of the Rutgers Global Health Institute. 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 girls’ health and well-being in sub-Saharan Africa. Her research interests in Africa include violence against women and children, sexual and reproductive health, capacity-building in research ethics education in low- and middle-income countries, and ethical issues in international research. 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, health & human rights, and biomedical ethics.
Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)
- 10:832:440 Global Public Health: Planetary Perspectives on Human Health
- 10:652:201/01:730:248 Foundations of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
- 10:652:301/01:730:348 Topics in Medical Ethics and Health Policy
- 10:762:462/10:832:462 Health & Human Rights
- Barchi, F. (2018). Ethical issues in medical research and clinical practice: A bi-lingual casebook for educators in Guatemala. [Limited distribution to teaching faculty in the schools of medicine at Universidad de San Carlos de Guatemala, Universidad Francisco Marroquin, and Hospital San Juan de Dios (HOSPIGEN).] Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, 72 pp.
- Barchi, F. (2013). Nursing ethics in practice: A Botswana casebook. [Limited distribution to nursing professionals in Botswana and by request to Botswana Nursing Ethics Collaborative]. Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial NoDerivatives 4.0 International License, 41 pp.
Articles in Refereed Journals
- 2021: Barchi, F., Ntshebe, O., Apps, H., & Ramaphane, P. (2021) Contraceptive literacy among school-going adolescents in Botswana. International Nursing Review, 1-10 [published on-line].DOI: http://doi.org/10.1111/inr.12713
- 2021: Barchi, F., Apps, H., Ntshebe, O., Ramaphane, P. (2021) Social and behavioral correlates of adolescent sexual experience and intention to use condoms in northwestern Botswana. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 5583. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18115583 [Selected for inclusion in special edition: Children and Adolescents’ Development: New Challenges and New Insights]
- 2021: Barchi, F., AbiNader, M.A., Winter, S.C., Obara, L.M., Mbogo, D., Thomas, B.M., Ammerman, B. (2021). “It is like medicine”: Using sports to promote adult women’s health in rural Kenya. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18, 2347. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18052347. [Included in special issue, T.E. Donner & I Grabovac (Eds.) “Physical Exercise and Chronic Disease Prevention”]
- 2020: Barchi, F., Winter, S.C., Mbogo, D., Thomas, B., & Ammerman, B. (2020). Exploring the relationship between participation in an adult-women’s soccer league and intimate partner violence in rural Kenya. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520969241
- 2020: Barchi F. & Winter, S. C. (2020). Non-partner violence in Sub-Saharan Africa and the built environment: A multi-country analysis of the effects of sanitation, water access, and urban settings. Violence Against Women, 26:10, 1101-1119. DOI: 10.1177/1077801219853370
- 2019: Winter, S. C., Obara, L.M., & Barchi, F. (2019). Environmental correlates of health-related quality of life among women living in informal settlements in Kenya. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 16, 3948. DOI: https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16203948
- 2019: Aguilera, M. L., Martinez-Siekavizza, S. N., & Barchi, F. (2019). Building a practical curriculum in clinical ethics for undergraduate medical students (PRACTICE): A case study from Guatemala. Journal of Medical Education and Curricular Development. DOI: 10.1177/2382120519869207
- 2019: Barchi, F., Winter, S. C., Ketsoghile, F. M., & Ramogola-Masire, D. (2019). Adherence to screening appointments in a cervical cancer clinic serving HIV-positive women in Botswana. BMC Public Health,19, 318. DOI: 10.1186/s12889-019-6638-z
- 2019: Winter, S.C., Dzombo, M., Dreibelbis, R., Barchi, F. (2019). A mixed-methods study of women’s sanitation utilization practices in Mathare Valley, Kenya. PLoS ONE,14(3): e0214114. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0214114
- 2019: Martinez-Seikavizza, S. N., & Barchi, F. (2019). A pilot survey of shared decision-making among orthopedic surgeons and their patients in Guatemala. The Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery, 101, e35(1-8). DOI: 10.2106/JBJS.18.006502018: Winter, S. C.,
- 2019: Winter, S. C., Dzombo, M. N., & Barchi. F. (2019) Exploring the complex relationship between women’s sanitation practices and diarrhea in the slums of Nairobi. BMC Infectious Diseases,19:242. DOI: 10.1186/s12879-019-3875-9.
- 2019: Barchi, F., Winter, S. C., Ramaphane, P. & Dougherty, D.(2019). The role of self-efficacy in women’s health-seeking behaviors in northwestern Botswana. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved, 30(2), 653-667.
- Dreibelbis, R., & Barchi, F. (2018). Women’s sanitation practices in informal settlements: A multi-level analysis of factors influencing utilization in Nairobi, Kenya. Global Public Health, doi: 10.1080/17441692.2018.1534256
- 2018: Dougherty, D., Winter, S., Haig, A., Ramaphane, P., & Barchi, F. (2018). Intimate partner violence and women’s health-seeking behaviors in northwestern Botswana. Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved, 29(3), 864-880. Project MUSE, http://muse.jhu.edu/article/700988.
- Barchi, F., Winter, S. C., Dougherty, D., Ramaphane, P. & Solomon P.L. (2018). The association of depressive symptoms and intimate partner violence against women in northwestern Botswana. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 1-19, DOI: https://doi.org/10.1177%2F0886260518792986
- 2018: Winter, S.C., Dzombo, M. N., & Barchi, F. (2018). Neighborhood disorganization and women’s sanitation practices in Mathare Valley, Kenya. Environment and Behavior, 1-33. doi: 10.1177/0013916518782577.
- 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. (2018) Priority setting in public health: A lesson in ethics and hard choices. CourseSource. doi: 10.24918/cs.2018.5.
- 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: Winter, S. C., Barchi, F., & Dzombo, M. N. (2018). Not just any toilet —Women’s solutions to sanitation in informal settlements in Nairobi. Development in Practice. doi: 10.1080/09614524.2018.1519013
Areas of Expertise: Public Health, Global Health, Medical Ethics