• Kathrine Barnes MS, MPH

  • Project Manager


    • National Farm Medicine Center
    • 1000 North Oak Ave. ML1 Marshfield, WI 54449
    • (715) 221-7150

Education


2017 to Present:
CPH, Certified Public Health, N/A
2014:
M.P.H., Community Health Program Design, Implementation, Evaluation, Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
2013:
M.S., Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
2010:
B.A., Psychology & Anthropology, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Work Experience


2013 to 2013:
Project Consultant, Public Health Field Experience, Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition, Healthiest Manitowoc County
2010 to 2014:
Scholarship Coordinator, Office of Academic Services
2014 to 2015:
Graduate Recruiter, Field Experience Coordinator, Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
2015 to 2015:
Interim Graduate Program Manager, Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, WI
2015 to Present:
Research Specialist, National Farm Medicine Center, Marshfield Clinic Research Institute, Marshfield, WI

Honors & Awards


2007:
Best Undergraduate Research Paper, Texas Tech University
2010:
Highest Ranking Graduate, Texas Tech University
2005 to 2010:
President’s List, Texas Tech University
2009 to 2010:
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges
2012 to 2014:
Advanced Opportunity Program Fellowship, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Statement


Kate is a program manager within the National Farm Medicine Center. She assists Dr. Casper Bendixsen on his research projects, as well as serves as Principal Investigator on her own work. Several projects focus on farm and agricultural safety, but other projects focus on rural substance abuse. All Kate's work is tied together by a common methodological thread, however. Community Based Participatory Research (CBPR), general community involvement, and a focus on holistic community health drive all of her projects.

Research Interests


Health disparities, substance abuse/AODA, ethnography, program evaluation, qualitative analysis, occupational health and safety, rural health

Professional Societies


American Anthropological Association
Society for Medical Anthropology
Society for Psychological Anthropology
Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco Study Group

Presentations


2010:
Schizophrenia in the Cross-Cultural Perspective, Texas Tech University
2011:
• Identity and Drug Abuse Recovery Through Narcotics Anonymous, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
2014:
Do No Harm: Pharmacists and the Addicted Body, Washington, D.C.
2014:
Do No Harm: Pharmacists and the Addicted Body, Normal, IL
2014:
• Do No Harm: Prescription Drug Abuse and the Paraprofessionalization of Pharmacists, Joseph J. Zilber School of Public Health
2015:
• Safety surveillance in a decentralized United States system: an innovative approach to find emerging hazards, Barcelona, Spain
2015:
• Culture of Safety and Other Useful Myths: Anthropological Work in Occupational Safety, Historically and Potentially, Chicago, IL
2016:
• Race, Gender, and Safety: Intersections in the Changing Landscape of Agricultural Health and Safety, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2016:
• Injury Surveillance in a Decentralized United States System: Innovative Approach to Find New Hazards, Tampere, Finland
2016:
• “When this breaks down, it’s black gold”: Gendered food production as liberation, Coimbra, Portugal
2016:
Injury Surveillance in Wisconsin Dairy Farms, Lexington, KY
2017:
• The Wisconsin Infant Study Cohort (WISC): Immunological Differences in Farm Children, Logan, UT
2017:
HPV Vaccination in a Post-Modern America, Santa Fe, NM

Select Publications


  • Barnes KL, Bendixsen CG. (2017). "When This Breaks Down, It's Black Gold": Race and Gender in Agricultural Health and Safety. J Agromedicine. 22(1):56-65.
    PubMed ID: 27782783
  • Kaprelian J, Berg RL, Barnes KL, Marlenga B. (2017 July 13). Integrating agricultural injury prevention with rural pediatrics: A pilot assessment. J Agromedicine.
    PubMed ID: 28704168
  • VanWormer JJ, Barnes KL, Waring SC, Keifer MC. (2017 July). Socio-environmental risk factors for medically-attended agricultural injuries in Wisconsin dairy farmers. Injury. 48(7):1444-1450.
    PubMed ID: 28551053
  • Bendixsen C, Barnes K, Kieke B, Schenk D, Simich J, Keifer M. (2017). Sorting Through the Spheres of Influence: Using Modified Pile Sorting to Describe Who Influences Dairy Farmers' Decision-Making About Safety. J Agromedicine. 22(4):316-327.
    PubMed ID: 28715252