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Francis Barchi, Ph.D.

Institute for Health, Health Care Policy and Aging Research
Assistant Professor, E.J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy

francis.barchi@rutgers.edu, (848) 932-5853

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, women’s autonomy and decision-making relating to health care and research, and ethical issues involving the collection, use, and storage of biological samples. 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. 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.