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Barbara Tobias, MD


Professor Emerita

Family & Community Medicine | College of Medicine

  • Residency: University of Cincinnati/University Hospital (Family Medicine Chief Resident, 1989-1990)
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati
  • Bachelor of Arts: Cornell University (Asian Studies)
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Research Interests

Womens health care, art and the humanities in medical education, disparities in health care access, teaching medical students

Clinical Interests

Family Medicine

Peer Reviewed Publications

Tobias, Barbara; Glazer, Greer; Mentzel, Tammy 2018. An Academic-Community Partnership to Improve Health Care Workforce Diversity in Greater Cincinnati: Lessons Learned. Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action, 12 4, 409-418

Christopher, Ronda; Trudnak, Tara; Hemenway, Regina; Bolton, Sara; Tobias, Barbara; Fairbrother, Gerry 2015. Health care transformation initiatives in type 2 diabetes care: a qualitative study in the cincinnati beacon community. Diabetes spectrum : a publication of the American Diabetes Association, 28 2, 132-40

Sehgal M, Ellis R, Tobias B 2012. What's Wrong with Mom (Dad)? Chronic Care Evaluation and Management of the Older Adult (and their Caregivers) with Alzheimer's Dementia Family Medicine Clerkship Best Practices, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, Published online 2012 ,

Elder N, Ricer R, Tobias B 2006. How respected family physicians manage difficult patient encounters Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, 19:533-41 ,

Elder N, Tobias B, Lucero-Criswell A, Goldenhar L 2006. The art of observation: impact of a family medicine and art museum partnership on student education Family Medicine, 38(6):393-398 ,

Tobias B, Jacobson J 2004. A Pain by Any Other Name - Cross-cultural Challenges to the Patient With Unexplained Pain The Teaching Physician:Teaching Points-A 2-minute Mini-lecture, 3(2) ,

Tobias B, Ricer RE 1998. Office Counseling of Adolescents about Sexual Issues Primary Care Clinics of North America , 25(1):49-70 ,

Glazer, Greer; Tobias, Barbara; Mentzel, Tammy . Increasing healthcare workforce diversity: Urban universities as catalysts for change. Journal of professional nursing : official journal of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, 34 4, 239-244

Scholz Mellum, Jean; Martsolf, Donna S; Glazer, Greer; Tobias, Barbara; Martsolf, Grant . How older adults with multimorbidity manage their own care within a formal care coordination program? Geriatric nursing (New York, N.Y.), 40 1, 56-62

Steiner, Beat; Cochella, Susan; Jortberg, Bonnie; Margo, Katie; Jerpbak, Christine; Last, Allen; Mendoza, Michael; Tobias, Barbara; Johnston, Esther; Robinson, Melissa; Michelfelder, Aaron; Heidelbaugh, Joel . STFM develops preceptor guidelines and a position statement on student use of electronic health records. Annals of family medicine, 12 2, 179-80