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Jerica Berge, PhD, MPH


Assistant Professor


North Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency


Behavioral medicine, childhood and adolescent obesity, community-based participatory action research, motivational interviewing, integrated care


PhD, MPH, University of Minnesota

Bio Summary

Berge is a behavioral medicine provider at the University of Minnesota North Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency and a clinical family researcher. Her primary research interest is understanding familial influences on childhood and adolescent obesity. She also serves as an associate director of the University’s Citizen Professional Center, which conducts and promotes community-based participatory research on problems of concern to communities and professionals.

Contact Information

717 Delaware St SE, Rm 424 
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Website: Family Fortress

Current Grants

2013-18, NIH/NHLBI, co-investigator, "Eating and Activity Among Teens and Young Adults"

2010-17, NIH/NHLBI, co-investigator, "Linking Primary Care Communities and Families to Prevent Obesity among Preschool Children: NET-Works"

2013-15, NIH, PI, "Family Members' Weight and Weight-related Behaviors and Adolescent Obesity"

2013-14, NIH/NHLBI, PI, "Sib-Works"

2012-14, NIH, PI, “Risk and Protective Factors for Childhood Obesity in the Home Food Environment”

2012-14, UMN Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute, co-PI, "Healthy Weight Management in Diverse Youth: A Health Care Home Approach"

Recent Publications

Berge JM, Bauer KW, MacLehose R, Eisenberg ME, Neumark-Sztainer D. Associations between relationship status and day-to-day health behaviors and weight among diverse young adults. Fam Syst Health. 32(1):67-77.

Berge JM, Wall M, Larson N, Eisenberg ME, Loth KA, Neumark-Sztainer D. The unique and additive associations of family functioning and parenting practices with disordered eating behaviors in diverse adolescents. J Behav Med. 2014;37(2):205-17.

Arcan C, Larson N, Bauer K, Berge J, Story M, Neumark-Sztainer D. Dietary and weight-related behaviors and body mass index among Hispanic, Hmong, Somali, and white adolescents. J Acad Nutr Diet. 2014;114(3):375-83.

Stovitz SD, Berge JM, Wetzsteon RJ, Sherwood NE, Hannan PJ, Himes JH. Stage 1 treatment of pediatric overweight and obesity: a pilot of feasibility randomized controlled trial. Child Obes. 2014;10(1):1-8.

Berge JM, Wall M, Larson N, Forsyth A, Bauer KW, Neumark-Sztainer D. Youth dietary intake and weight status: Healthful neighborhood food environments enhance the protective role of supportive family home environments. Health Place. 2014;26C:69-77. 



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