Patrick Barlow, PhD

Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine - General Internal Medicine

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PhD, Educational Psychology and Research, University of Tennessee

Research Summary

Pat Barlow came to OCRME in September 2014 as a Research Design & Evaluation Consultant. Originally from the Minneapolis area, he completed his B.A. in English and Psychology at Saint John’s University (Collegeville, MN) before moving south to complete his Ph.D. in Evaluation, Statistics, & Measurement at the University of Tennessee. Pat has completed a number of evaluation projects spanning higher education, statewide college access networks, public health, and non-profit programs. For four years, he worked as a Statistical & Research Design Consultant at the UT Graduate School of Medicine where he developed, taught, and assessed the residency curriculum on research methods and statistics. Some of Pat’s research and teaching interests include evaluation and assessment in undergraduate and graduate medical education; survey design and construction; teaching statistics and research methods in medical education; and surgical simulation.


Rucker, R., Barlow, P. B., Hartshorn, J., Kaufman, L., Smith, B., Kossioni, A. & Marchini, L. (2018). Development and preliminary validation of an ageism scale for dental students. Special Care in Dentistry. PMID: 29314164.

Barlow, P. B., Thoma, K. D. & Ferguson, K. J. (2017). The Impact of Using Mean Versus Mode When Assessing Resident Competency. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 9(3), 302-309. PMID: 28638507.

DuBose, L. E., Voss, M. W., Weng, T. B., Kent, J. D., Dubishar, K. M., Lane-Cordova, A. D., Sigurdsson, G., Schmid, P., Barlow, P. B. & Pierce, G. L. (2017). Carotid ß-stiffness Index is Associated with Slower Processing Speed but not Working Memory or White Matter Integrity in Healthy Middle-Aged/Older Adults. Journal of Applied Physiology (1985), jap.00769.2016. PMID: 28126907.

Berger, A. P., Giacalone, J. C., Barlow, P., Kapadia, M. R. & Keith, J. N. (2017). Choosing surgery as a career: Early results of a longitudinal study of medical students. Surgery, 161(6), 1683-1689. PMID: 28161006.

Gaglioti, A. H., Barlow, P., Thoma, K. D. & Bergus, G. R. (2017). Integrated care coordination by an interprofessional team reduces emergency department visits and hospitalisations at an academic health centre. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 1-9. PMID: 28726526.

Barlow, P. B., Thoma, K. & Ferguson, K. (2016). Comparing measures of central tendency used to summarize family medicine resident milestone evaluations. Journal of Graduate Medical Education.

Erwin, P. C., Barlow, P., Brownson, R. C., Amos, K. & Keck, C. W. (2016). Characteristics of Academic Health Departments: Initial Findings From a Cross-Sectional Survey. Journal of Public Health Management and Practice, 22(2), 190-3. PMID: 25668013.

Sams, V. G., Blackledge, C., Wijayatunga, N., Barlow, P., Mancini, M., Mancini, G. & Moustaid-Moussa, N. (2016). Effect of bariatric surgery on systemic and adipose tissue inflammation. Surgical Endoscopy, 30(8), 3499-504. PMID: 26514136.

Pierce, G. L., Harris, S. A., Seals, D. R., Casey, D. P., Barlow, P. B. & Stauss, H. M. (2016). Estimated aortic stiffness is independently associated with cardiac baroreflex sensitivity in humans: role of ageing and habitual endurance exercise. J Hum Hypertens, 30(9), 513-20. PMID: 26911535.

Farland, M. Z., Barlow, P. B., Levi Lancaster, T. & Franks, A. S. (2015). Comparison of Answer-Until-Correct and Full-Credit Assessments in a Team-based Learning Course. Am J Pharm Educ, 79(2), 21. PMID: 25861102.

Barlow, P. B., Skolits, G., Heidel, R. E., Metheny, W. & Smith, T. L. (2015). Development of the Biostatistics and Clinical Epidemiology Skills (BACES) assessment for medical residents. Postgraduate Medical Journal, 91(1078), 423-30. PMID: 26253921.

Smith, T. L., Barlow, P. B., Peters, J. M. & Skolits, G. J. (2015). Demystifying reflective practice: Using the DATA model to enhance evaluators' professional activities. Evaluation and Program Planning, 52, 142-7. PMID: 26051793.

Farland, M. Z., McPheeters, C., Renwick, R., Barlow, P. B., Williams, J., Keeble, D. & Franks, A. S. (2015). Comparison of patients receiving long-term metformin therapy and vitamin B12 monitoring. J Pharm Technol. DOI: 10.1177/8755122515576207.

Farland, M. Z., Franks, A. S., Barlow, P. B., Rowe, S. A. & Chisolm-Burns, M. (2015). Assessment of student study patterns, performance, and long-term knowledge retention following use of didactic lecture compared to team-based learning. Curr Pharm Teach Learn, 7(3). DOI: 10.1016/j.cptl.2014.12.009.

Jeffcoach, D. R., Gallegos, J. J., Gandhi, S. S., Daley, S., Barlow, P. B., Bollig, R. & Daley, B. J. (2014). Massive transfusion in the elderly trauma patient: should it be done?. J Surg Res, 186(2), 686. DOI: 10.1016/j.jss.2013.11.993.

Shoulders, B. R., Franks, A. S., Barlow, P. B., Williams, J. D. & Farland, M. Z. (2014). Impact of pharmacists' interventions and simvastatin dose restrictions. Ann Pharmacother, 48(1), 54-61. PMID: 24259645.

Acuff, S., Barlow, P. & Osborne, D. (2014). Quantitative determination of anxiety reduction in PET/CT using a patient call device and the Spielberger State Inventory Assessment. J Nucl Med, 55(Supplement 1), 2615.

Acuff, S., Barlow, P. B. & Osborne, D. (2014). Assessment of 3 anxiety reduction methods in PET/CT imaging using the Spielberger State Inventory Assessment. J Nucl Med, 55(Supplement 1), 2614.

Jeffcoach, D. R., Sams, V. G., Lawson, C. M., Enderson, B. L., Smith, S. T., Kline, H., Barlow, P. B., Wylie, D. R., Krumenacker, L. A., McMillen, J. C., Pyda, J., Daley, B. J. & University of Tennessee Medical Center Department of Surgery (2014). Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs' impact on nonunion and infection rates in long-bone fractures. J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 76(3), 779-83. PMID: 24553548.

Bourgeois, A. C., Faulkner, A. R., Bradley, Y. C., Pasciak, A., Barlow, P. B., Gash, J. R. & Reid, Jr, W. S. (2014). Improved Accuracy of Minimally Invasive Transpedicular Screw Placement in the Lumbar Spine with Three-dimensional Stereotactic Image Guidance: A Comparative Meta-analysis. J Spinal Disord Tech. PMID: 25089676.

Barlow, P. B., Smith, T. L. & Skolits, G. (2014). Five strategies for successful assessment in Graduate Medical Education. World Medical & Health Policy, 6(1), 51-62.

Lee, P. H., Franks, A. S., Barlow, P. B. & Farland, M. Z. (2014). Hospital readmission and emergency department use based on prescribing patterns in patients with severely uncontrolled type 2 diabetes mellitus. Diabetes Technol Ther, 16(3), 150-5. PMID: 24224752.

Krumenacker, L., Winters, S., Faircloth, B., McMillen, J., Wylie, D., Barlow, P. B., Ranganath, H. & Branca, P. (2013). 984: Insulin glargine versus NPH insulin in critically ill medical patients. (Vols. 41 Suppl 1). (12), pp. A247. Critical Care Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Sams, V. G., Lawson, C. M., Humphrey, C. L., Brantley, S. L., Schumacher, L. M., Karlstad, M. D., Norwood, J. E., Jungwirth, J. A., Conley, C. P., Kurek, S., Barlow, P. B. & Daley, B. J. (2012). Effect of rotational therapy on aspiration risk of enteral feeds. Nutr Clin Pract, 27(6), 808-11. PMID: 23087262.

Sams, V. G., Lawson, C. M., Coan, P., Bemis, D., Newkirk, K., Karlstad, M., Norwood, J., Barlow, P., Goldman, M. H. & Daley, B. J. (2012). Effect of local anesthetic on microorganisms in a murine model of surgical site infection. J Trauma Acute Care Surg, 73(2), 441-5; discussion 445-6. PMID: 22846953.