Faculty Profile: Howard Barkan

Howard Barkan

School: Psychology and Interdisciplinary Inquiry


Curriculum Vitae

Degrees, Discipline, Year, Institution

~~EDUCATION:

• Dr.P.H., M.P.H., School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley,   1981
• M.A. Anthropology, University of Chicago, Chicago IL,                                   1969
• B.A. Anthropology, Brandeis University, Waltham MA,                                    1966

ACADEMIC AWARDS:

• Morris F. Collen Research Award, Kaiser-Permanente,                                   2010
• Second Prize for Presented Papers, 67th Annual American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery,                                                                                                               2009
• Second Prize for Presented Papers, Uroradiology in Santa Fe '97, American College of Radiology and the Society for Uroradiology,                                                   1997
• United States Public Health Service. Dissertation Support Grant,           1977-1979
• University of California Berkeley. Doctoral Qualifying Examination passed with Highest Distinction,                                                                                             1974
• Brandeis University. B.A. awarded Summa Cum Laude with Honors in Anthropology,                                                                                                      1966
• Phi Beta Kappa, Brandeis University,                                                               1966
• National Science Foundation Fellowship,                                              1966 - 1968
• Woodrow Wilson Foundation Fellowship,                                              1966 - 1969
• Philadelphia Board of Education Scholarship,                                       1963 - 1966

Current Projects and Professional Activities

• Reviewer, Wilderness and Environmental Medicine              Oct 2014 - Present
• Reviewer, Clinical Epidemiology                                           Mar 2012 – Present 
• Reviewer, Comparative Effectiveness Research                  Mar 2012 – Present 
• Reviewer, Neuroscience and Neuroeconomics                    Mar 2012 – Present 
• On-call consulting statistician, Reuters Health                      Mar 2012 – Present
• Reviewer, Annals of Cardiac Anesthesia                              Jan 2011 – Present
• Faculty, Doctoral program, Saybrook Graduate School and Research Center San Francisco CA. Course responsibilities: Statistics, Experimental Research, Research Practicum, Doctoral dissertation committee member                                                                                                            Feb 2009 – Present
• Lead Consulting Statistician, Health Research for Action, School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley                                            Nov 2007 – Present
• Beta-tester, Statistical Programs for the Social Sciences, SPSS.Inc., Chicago IL         
                                                                                                 Jun 2004 – Present
 

Significant Publications

• Barkan H Invited Article ' Statistics in clinical research: important considerations', to be published Ann Cardiac Anaesth. 2015, 17
• Barkan H Invited Commentary on 'Epidural catheterization in cardiac surgery: The 2012 risk assessment', Ann Cardiac Anaesth. 2013, 16:177-179
• Hecht-Dolnik M, Barkan H, Taharka A, Loftus J Hetastarch Increases the Risk of Bleeding Complications in Patients after Off-Pump Coronary Bypass Surgery: A Randomized Clinical Trial, J Thorac and Cardiovascular Surgery. 2009;138:703-711

• Holve RL, Barkan H (2008) "Oral steroids in initial treatment of acute sciatica.", Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 2008;21: 469-74
• Spring D, Barkan H, Pruyn S. Potential therapeutic effects of contrast media in hysterosalpingography: A randomized, prospective clinical trial. MS. Radiology 2000;214:53-57
• Backer H, Shopes E, Collins SL, Barkan H. Exertional heat illness and hyponatremia in hikers. American Journal of Emergency Medicine 1999;17:532-539
• Sharma R, Webster S, Barkan H, Rosenburg JM, Ku WPC. Efficacy of cefazolin prophylaxis in preventing wound Infection after mastectomy: Findings of a randomized clinical trial. Complications in Surgery 1998;17
• Spring D, Bettmann MA, Barkan H. Nonfatal adverse reactions to iodinated contrast media: spontaneous reporting to the Food and Drug Administration, 1978-1994. Radiology 1997;204: 325-332
• Spring D, Bettmann MA, Barkan H. Deaths related to iodinated contrast media reported spontaneously to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, 1978-1994: Effect of the availability of low-osmolality contrast media.Radiology 1997;204:333-7
• Barkan H, Webster S, Ozeran S. Factors predictive of recurrence of adhesive small bowel obstruction. American Journal of Surgery, 1995;170:361-365

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Important Conference Presentations

Research Interests

Dr. Barkan’s research interests target evaluating the benefits and risks of clinical procedures and processes currently used in clinical practice. He has also been involved design and implementation of computerized medical records and other clinical databases. These databases are designed to meet several objectives simultaneously: facilitating the collection of consistent, legible, and readily available clinical records; using the computerized records to support patient tracking and adherence to clinical recommendations; and using the collected data to monitor and evaluate the benefits and risks of clinical procedures. He is also regularly involved in projects initiated and led by others. His contributions to such projects emphasize quantitative analyses and construction of clinical and research databases. Roles on individual projects have included statistician and research methodologist, database designer, co-investigator and principal investigator. Research designs used have included randomized clinical trials, clinical epidemiology and other non-experimental clinical and health services research investigations. Other major efforts include the development and management of clinical and other health-related databases.

Research Expertise

Clinical and health services research methods

Survey design and conduct

Clinical database design and implementation

Clinical trials

Clinical epidemiology

Statistical design and analysis

Computerized statistical packages: SPSS (Beta-tester); STATA; nQuery

Expertise Working with Saybrook Students

Design and conduct of quantitative analyses

Project design and completion

Research Expertise

Research Expertise Rating Guide:

  1. studied in a class or have read intensively on my own
  2. special training in the form of a workshop or equivalent
  3. taught a class in, or supervised research using this method (research practicum, on a dissertation or master's committee
  4. used in research myself
  5. published or presented at conferences my research using this method

Methods Traditionally Considered As Quantitative (But Need Not Be)

Laboratory Research 0
Field Experiments 1, 3, 4, 5
Randomized Controlled Clinical 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Quasi-experimental methods 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Correlational Methods 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Methods That Could Use Quantitative Or Qualitative Methods

Action Research 1
Survey Research 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Interview Research 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Observational Research 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Epidemiological Research 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Ethnography 1, 2
Focus Groups 0
Self-Observational Methods 0
Narrative Methods 0
Feminist Methods 0
Content Analysis 0
Discovery-Oriented (psychotherapy) 0
Events paradigm (psychotherapy) 0
Archival Research 1, 2
Case History Methods 1, 2, 4
Appreciative Inquiry 0
Multiple Case Depth Research 0
Hermeneutic Single Case Efficacy Design 0
Longitudinal research 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Cross-sectional research 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Methods Primarily Associated With Qualitative Research (But May Also Use Quantitative)

Ethnoautobiographical research 0
Hermeneutics 0
Grounded Theory 0
Phenomenology 0
Heuristic Research 0

Types of Analysis

Simple Parametric Statistics (t-test, etc.) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Confidence intervals 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Analysis of Variance (including MANOVA) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Analysis of Covariance 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Regression (including multiple regression) 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Discriminant Function Analysis 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Structural Equation Modeling/Path Analysis 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Causal Modeling 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Cluster Analysis 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Survival Analysis 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Nonparametrics 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Bayesian Analysis 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Meta-analysis and effect sizes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Factor Analysis 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Time series analysis 1, 2, 3, 4
Multidimensional scaling 1, 2, 3, 4, 5