of Sociology and Human Biology
Barr is a physician and is Associate Professor of Sociology
and Human Biology, and is the founder and director of Stanford’s
undergraduate curriculum in health policy. His research has
included health policy and health care reform in the former
Soviet Union and the effect of the organizational structure
of the U.S. medical care delivery system on the quality of
primary care. More recently he has begun to study cultural
and linguistic barriers to health care access for low-income
patients, and factors associated with higher rates of attrition
from pre-medical studies among minority students at Stanford
and other universities. His book, Introduction to U.S.
Health Policy: The Organization, Financing, and Delivery of
Health Care in America, was recently published by Pearson
Education. In June 2003 Dr. Barr was awarded the Lloyd W.
Dinkelspiel Award for Distinctive Contribution to Undergraduate
Education at Stanford University. This conversation focused
on writing for medicine and social science.
Thursday, November 6, 2003, 7 p.m.
Stanford Writing Center, Basement of Margaret Jacks Hall (Bldg. 460)
back soon to see the transcript of Donald Barr's How I Write