Jerica Berge, PhD, MPH
North Memorial Hospital Family Medicine Residency
Behavioral medicine, adolescent obesity, community-based participatory action research
PhD, MPH, University of Minnesota
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.
717 Delaware St SE, Ste 454
Minneapolis, MN 55414
2010-17, NIH, co-investigator, "Linking Primary Care Communities and Families to Prevent Obesity among Preschool Children: Networks"
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"
2009-13, NIH, co-investigator, "Eating Among Teens (EAT) 2010"
Berge JM, Wall M, Larson N, Loth K, Neumark-Sztainer D. Family functioning: associations with weight status, eating behaviors and physical activity in adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health. 2013;52(3):351-7.
Berge JM, Wickel K, Doherty WJ. The individual and combined influence of the "quality" and "quantity" of family meals on adult body mass index. Families, Systems & Health. 2012;30(4):344-51.
Bauer KW, Hearst MO, Escoto K, Berge JM, Neumark-Sztainer D. Parental employment and work-family stress: associations with family food environments. Soc Sciences Med. 2012;75(3):496-504.
Eisenberg ME, Berge JM, Fulkerson JA, Neumark-Sztainer D. Associations between hurtful weight-related comments by family and significant other and the development of disordered eating behaviors in young adults. J Behav Med. 2012;35(5):500-8.
Berge JM, MacLehose R, Eisenberg ME, Laska MN, Neumark-Sztainer D. How significant is the 'significant other'? Associations between significant others' health behaviors and attitudes and young adults' health outcomes. Int J Behav Nutr Phys Act. 2012;9:35.