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Barbara Gawinski

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentFamily Medicine
AddressHighland Family Medicine
777 South Clinton Avenue
Rochester NY 14620-1448
Other Positions
TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DivisionPsychiatry - Family/Marriage

 Awards And Honors
1991     Faculty Teacher of the Year voted by graduating Family Medicine residents
Barbara completed her PhD in Marriage Family Therapy at Texas Tech University and joined our faculty in l987. As Associate Director of Behavioral Health Services, she administers, supervises, and provides behavioral health services to patients of the Family Medicine Center. She consults with residents and faculty on their patients' psychosocial issues.

As Director of Psychosocial Curriculum, she organizes the longitudinal psychosocial core curriculum, teaches in the 16 week Psychosocial Medicine Rotation and serves as advisor of Balint Group. With her colleagues, Dave Seaburn, Alan Lorenz, Bill Gunn, and Larry Mauksch, she published Models of Collaboration: A Guide for Mental Health Professionals Working with Health Care Practitioners (1996).

In her role as Associate Director of Global Heath, she travels to San Jose, Intibuca, Honduras with teams of residents and medical students improving the health and living standard of community members there. She serves as liaison with the First Unitarian Church of Rochester who has financially supported many projects in the San Jose communities including water access and improvement and school age education.

When not working, Barbara enjoys a busy family life with her husband and two teenagers enjoying travels to Latin America, supporting children's sporting events, knitting as fund raising and scooting around town.

 Selected Publications
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  1. Garcia-Huidobro D, Skewes S, Barros X, Pizarro C, Gawinski BA. Learning together to work together: interprofessional education for students in a primary care setting in chile. Fam Med. 2013 Apr; 45(4):272-5.
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  2. Greenberg M, Herbitter C, Gawinski BA, Fletcher J, Gold M. Barriers and enablers to becoming abortion providers: the reproductive health program. Fam Med. 2012 Jul-Aug; 44(7):493-500.
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  3. Lurie SJ, Gawinski B, Pierce D, Rousseau SJ. Seasonal affective disorder. Am Fam Physician. 2006 Nov 1; 74(9):1521-4.
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  4. Gawinski BA, Edwards TM, Speice J. A family therapy internship in a multidisciplinary healthcare setting: trainees' and supervisor's reflections. J Marital Fam Ther. 1999 Oct; 25(4):469-84.
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  5. Lorenz AD, Mauksch LB, Gawinski BA. Models of collaboration. Prim Care. 1999 Jun; 26(2):401-10.
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  6. Epstein RM, Cole DR, Gawinski BA, Piotrowski-Lee S, Ruddy NB. How students learn from community-based preceptors. Arch Fam Med. 1998 Mar-Apr; 7(2):149-54.
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