Judith C. Barker, PhD

Judith C. Barker, PhD

Professor, Department of Anthropology, History, and Social Medicine, UCSF


Phone: (415) 476-7241 (voice)
Box 0850, UCSF
San Francisco, CA 94143-0850

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Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, B.Sc., 1972, Chemistry
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, B.A. (Hons) 1st, 1974, Anthropology
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, M.A., 1977, Anthropology
Bedford College, University of London, United Kingdom, M.Sc., 1977, Medical Sociology
University of CA, San Francisco & University of CA, Berkeley, Ph.D., 1985, Medical Anthropology

Professional Experience

  • 1975-1972
    Junior Lecturer [Equivalent to Assistant Professor] in Anthropology, Dept. Anthropology & Maori, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
  • 1977-1982 and 1984-1982
    Staff Research Associate, Medical Anthropology Program, University of California San Francisco (UCSF)
  • 1986-1992
    Assistant Research Anthropologist, Medical Anthropology Program, Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics, UCSF
  • 1994-1992
    Associate Adjunct Professor, Medical Anthropology Program, UCSF
  • 1998-2002
    Associate Professor in Residence, Dept Anthropology, History & Social Medicine, UCSF
  • 2002-2
    Professor in Residence, Dept Anthropology, History & Social Medicine, UCSF
  • 2002-2002
    Appointed, Petersen Distinguished Visiting Scholar in Gerontology and Family Studies, Dept. of Human Development & Family Sciences, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR
  • 2003-2002
    Appointed, Visiting Professor, Human Sexuality Program, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

Selected Publications

  1. Hoeft KS, Guerra C, Gonzalez-Vargas MJ, Barker JC. Rural Latino caregivers' beliefs and behaviors around their children's salt consumption. Appetite. 2015 Apr; 87:1-9.
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  2. Apesoa-Varano EC, Barker JC, Hinton L. Shards of sorrow: Older men's accounts of their depression experience. Soc Sci Med. 2015 Jan; 124:1-8.
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  3. Beck AL, Takayama JI, Halpern-Felsher B, Badiner N, Barker JC. Understanding how Latino parents choose beverages to serve to infants and toddlers. Matern Child Health J. 2014 Aug; 18(6):1308-15.
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  4. Demoss M, Bonney L, Grant J, Klein R, Del Rio C, Barker JC. Perspectives of middle-aged African-American women in the Deep South on antiretroviral therapy adherence. AIDS Care. 2014 May; 26(5):532-7.
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  5. Salazar G, Barker JC, Heyman MB. Medical students' conceptualizations of quality of life associated with children with IBD. J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr. 2013 Oct; 57(4):493-9.
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  6. Adams SH, Rowe CR, Gansky SA, Cheng NF, Barker JC, Hyde S. Caregiver acceptability and preferences for preventive dental treatments for young African-American children. J Public Health Dent. 2012; 72(3):252-60.
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  7. Hinton L, Apesoa-Varano EC, González HM, Aguilar-Gaxiola S, Dwight-Johnson M, Barker JC, 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.
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  8. Yen IH, Shim JK, Martinez AD, Barker JC. Older people and social connectedness: how place and activities keep people engaged. J Aging Res. 2012; 2012:139523.
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  9. Hoeft KS, Barker JC, 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.
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  10. Apesoa-Varano EC, Barker JC, Hinton L. Curing and caring: the work of primary care physicians with dementia patients. Qual Health Res. 2011 Nov; 21(11):1469-83.
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  11. Swan MA, Barker JC, Hoeft KS. Rural Latino farmworker fathers' understanding of children's oral health. Pediatr Dent. 2010 Sep-Oct; 32(5):400-6.
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  12. Franz CE, Barker JC, 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.
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  13. Apesoa-Varano EC, Hinton L, Barker JC, Unützer J. Clinician approaches and strategies for engaging older men in depression care. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2010 Jul; 18(7):586-95.
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  14. Horton S, Barker JC. Stigmatized biologies: Examining the cumulative effects of oral health disparities for Mexican American farmworker children. Med Anthropol Q. 2010 Jun; 24(2):199-219.
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  15. Hoeft KS, Barker JC, Masterson EE. Urban Mexican-American mothers' beliefs about caries etiology in children. Community Dent Oral Epidemiol. 2010 Jun; 38(3):244-55.
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  16. Scherzer T, Barker JC, 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.
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  17. Flores YG, Hinton L, Barker JC, 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.
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  18. Pasick RJ, Barker JC, 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.
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  19. Pasick RJ, Burke NJ, Barker JC, 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.
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  20. Burke NJ, Joseph G, Pasick RJ, Barker JC. Theorizing social context: rethinking behavioral theory. Health Educ Behav. 2009 Oct; 36(5 Suppl):55S-70S.
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