Jennifer Barton, MD
Jennifer Barton, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine, OHSU
Rheumatology Attending, VA Portland Health Care Systems
Education and Training
Medical School: Stony Brook University School of Medicine
IM Residency: University of Rochester
Rheumatology Fellowship: University of California at San Francisco
Jennifer Barton, MD, is an academic rheumatologist with a research focus on health communication and rheumatic diseases. Dr. Barton has received a career development award from the American College of Rheumatology as well as a Hellman Family Early Career Award to study patient-physician discordance around assessment of disease severity in rheumatoid arthritis.
She has conducted research on disparities in utilization and outcomes in rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Barton and colleagues have developed a low literacy medication summary guide and decision aid tool for patients with rheumatoid arthritis with funding from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Dr. Barton continues to focus her research on the development and implementation of educational materials, decision support tools, and other interventions to enhance communication for vulnerable populations with rheumatic disease.
In her ongoing and pending research grants, Dr. Barton draws on her expertise in the field of health communication, health disparities and the rheumatic diseases as well as her work as a clinical rheumatologist serving Veterans at the Portland VA Medical Center.
Clinical & Research Interests
- Implementation Science
- Older adults
- People with limited English proficiency
- Socioeconomically marginalized groups
- Persons with physical disability, Migrants/refugees
- Decision aids
- rheumatoid arthritis
- Interdisciplinary research collaboration
- Works-in-progress seminars
- Implementation & dissemination science listservs
Barton JL, Trupin L, Tonner C, Imboden J, Katz P, Schillinger D, Yelin E. English language proficiency, health literacy, and trust in physician are associated with shared decision making in rheumatoid arthritis. J Rheumatol. 2014 Jul; 41(7):1290-7.
Barton JL, Schmajuk G, Trupin L, Graf J, Imboden J, Yelin EH, Schillinger D. Poor knowledge of methotrexate associated with older age and limited English language proficiency in a diverse rheumatoid arthritis cohort. Arthritis Research and Therapy. 2013; R157(15).
Yazdany J, Schmajuk G, Robbins M, Daikh D, Beall A, Yelin E, Barton J, Carlson A, Margaretten M, Zell J, Gensler LS, Kelly V, Saag K, King C. Choosing wisely: the American College of Rheumatology's Top 5 list of things physicians and patients should question. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Mar; 65(3):329-39.
Ratanawongsa N, Barton JL, Schillinger D, Yelin EH, Hettema JE, Lum PJ. Ethnically Diverse Patients' Perceptions of Clinician Computer Use in a Safety-net Clinic. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2013; 24(4):1542-51.
Katz PP, Yazdany J, Trupin L, Schmajuk G, Margaretten M, Barton J, Criswell LA, Yelin EH. Sex differences in assessment of obesity in rheumatoid arthritis. Arthritis Care Res (Hoboken). 2013 Jan; 65(1):62-70.
Barton JL, Schmajuk G, Trupin L, Graf J, Imboden J, Yelin EH, Schillinger D. Poor knowledge of methotrexate associated with older age and limited English-language proficiency in a diverse rheumatoid arthritis cohort. Arthritis Res Ther. 2013; 15(5):R157.