Associate Professor, Mercer University School of Medicine, Department of Community Medicine and OB/GYN, Macon, GA, USA.
Dr. Jennifer Lynn Barkin is an Associate Professor of Community Medicine and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon. A University of Pittsburgh-trained psychiatric epidemiologist, she completed a postdoctoral scholarship at the prestigious Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. As part of her doctoral research, Barkin developed the Barkin Index of Maternal Functioning, a 20-item self-report measure of functional status in the postpartum period. Since, the instrument has been translated into over 20 languages and is being used in industry- sponsored trials, and clinical, academic, and community-based settings.