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Romina L. Barral, MD

Assistant Professor
University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

MD, Universidad de Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2000
Residency, Children's Hospital of Michigan, 2008
Fellowship, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, 2011

Dr. Barral has a broad background in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, with specific training and expertise in reproductive health. Her initial research experiences focused in basic science and disease etiology by participating in HIV immunological studies. As a fellow at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, Dr. Barral led a translational study on immunological markers of Chlamydia Trachomatis cervical infection among adolescents. She was in charge of the study design, subject recruitment, sample and clinical data collection and management, research staff training and supervision and responsible for all aspects of research implementation. As an Assistant Professor, Dr. Barral completed a Master of Science in Clinical Research at KUMC under the initial auspices of the Frontiers Scholars Program.  At the same time, and with the support of Children's Mercy internal funding, she led a mixed methods study aimed to describe Reproductive Health Care delivery among Latino Adolescents in Southwest Kansas (PI). This has currently translated into a binational effort. Dr. Barral is experienced in both translational and multidisciplinary research efforts. In the clinical arena, she has been a primary care provider for adolescents, with a special interest in reproductive health care, for over 8 years now.

Selected Publications

Miller MK, Randell KA, Barral R, Sherman AK, Miller E. Factors Associated with Interest in Same-Day Contraception Initiation Among Females in the Pediatric Emergency Department. J Adolesc Health. 2016 Feb;58(2):154-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.10.016.

Book Chapters

R. L. Barral, M. A. Gold. Contraception for Adolescent and Young Adult Women, Chapter 5: Progestin only contraception use by teens and young adults. Amy Whitaker and Melissa Gilliam (eds.), Springer (2014)

R. L. Barral, M. A. Gold. Neinstein's Adolescent and Young Adult Health Care: A Practical Guide, 6th edition, Chapter 41: Overview of Contraception; Emergency contraception. Lippincott Williams & Wilkins (2015) Selected by the British Medical Association as the Medical Book of the Year.

Last modified: Dec 27, 2018

Romina L. Barral, M.D.


Romina L. Barral, MD
Assistant Professor