Francis Barchi, Ph.D.

Francis Barchi


Associate Professor
PhD, Social Welfare, M.B.E. Bioethics, MSc Non-Profit Leadership, University of Pennsylvania; B.A., Smith College
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Research Interests
  • 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.

Current Projects

Complete Curriculum Vitae (C.V.)

Undergraduate
  • 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

Selected Publications

Casebooks

  • 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.
Recent Publications

Articles in Refereed Journals

  • 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
  • 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: Not just any toilet–women’s solutions to sanitation in informal settlements in Nairobi; Winter, S., Barchi, F. & Dzombo, M. N., Jan 2 2019, In : Development in Practice. 29, 1, p. 15-25 11 p.
  • 2019: Women’s sanitation practices in informal settlements: A multi-level analysis of factors influencing utilisation in Nairobi, Kenya; Winter, S., Dreibelbis, R. & Barchi, F., May 4 2019, In : Global Public Health. 14, 5, p. 663-674 12 p.
  • 2019: Barchi, F. & Winter, S. C. (2019). 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, in On-line First, 1-19. DOI: 10.1177/1077801219853370.
  • 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.
  • 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: 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. Contribution: Conceptualization (10).
  • 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., 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.
  • 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: Barchi, F. (2018) Priority setting in public health: A lesson in ethics and hard choices. CourseSource. doi: 10.24918/cs.2018.5.
  • 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: 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
  • 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

Areas of Expertise: Public HealthGlobal Health, Medical Ethics