Paul Barr is a health services researcher whose work focuses on increasing patient and family engagement in primary care through better communication and shared decision making. He co-led the development of CollaboRATE, a patient-reported measure of shared decision making (SDM) and a decision support tool for people with depression. Dr. Barr's work on CollaboRATE has had significant impact in the field of shared decision making, with this short survey now used in over 60 projects internationally, and is currently being considered as U.S. metric for shared decision making.
In 2015, Dr. Barr received one of the only four Patient and Family Engagement Early-Career Investigator Awards from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to support his work as principal investigator on the ORALS project. The Open Recording Automated Logging System (ORALS) is a platform to allow for routine audio recordings of conversations between clinicians and patients. ORALS uses natural language processing (NLP) to 'tag' elements of the clinic visit that matter most to patients and their family members, such as, treatment recommendations.
Dr. Barr received advanced training in qualitative and quantitative methods at Queen's University Belfast, Ireland, where he earned his PhD and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, where he earned an MSc PH.
Digitally filling the access gap in mental health care: An investigation of the association between rurality and online engagement with validated self-report screens across the United States.
Yom-Tov E, Lekkas D, Heinz MV, Nguyen T, Barr PJ, Jacobson NC
J Psychiatr Res|2023 Jan
Guidelines to Establish an Equitable Mobile Health Ecosystem.
Fortuna KL, Kadakia A, Cosco TD, Rotondi A, Nicholson J, Mois G, Myers AL, Hamilton J, Brewer LC, Collins-Pisano C, Barr P, Hudson MF, Joseph K, Mullaly C, Booth M, Lebby S, Walker R
Psychiatr Serv|2022 Nov 15
Video Recording Policies During Childbirth: An Opportunity to Foster Transparency and Trust.
Bratches RWR, Barr PJ
Obstet Gynecol|2022 Oct 1
Prevalence of Opioid Misuse Risk in Patients With Cancer.
Dannenberg MD, Bruce ML, Barr PJ, Broglio K
Clin J Oncol Nurs|2022 Jun 1
Perceptions of the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare communication in a nationally representative cross-sectional survey of family caregivers.
Bratches RWR, Freundlich NZ, Dionne-Odom JN, O'Malley AJ, Barr PJ
BMJ Open|2022 Apr 13