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Jerica Berge PhD, MPH, LMFT, CFLE

ACCORDS Director Visiting Professor, Department of Family Medicine Associate Director, Child Outcomes Research, CHRE Director, Healthy Eating and Activity across the Lifespan (HEAL) Lab
  • Family Medicine (SOM)

Jerica M. Berge is the new ACCORDS director, Associate Director for Child Outcomes Research, and a visiting Professor in the Department of Fa e department of family medicine and community health at the University of Minnesota where she also held the Carol Bland Endowed Chair in Research and was a Distingusihed Mcknight Professor.
Dr. Berge is both a researcher and licensed behavioral medicine clinician. Her NIH research agenda focuses broadly on child and family whole person health promotion across the life course using mixed-methods and dissemination science. Dr. Berge has expertise in conducting mixed-methods cohort and intervention studies that utilize ecological momentary assessment (EMA), mHealth, video-recorded family tasks, survey research, qualitative interviews, community-based participatory research, and machine learning to more fully understand complex processes related to health and well-being. Dr. Berge is one of the most cited authors on child and family health from an integrative perspective with over 200 publications, 500 presentations and 35 book chapters on related topics. She has been continuously funded by NIH as a Principal Investigator throughout her career, and currently is the PI on three R01 studies and a R61/33 clinical trial. She is highly committed to elevating the next generation of scholars and has been the PI and core faculty for multiple training grants including the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 and the Research on Eating and Activity for Community Health (REACH) T32. In addition, she is a strong advocate for elevating the research careers of faculty of color and currently has 8 diversity supplements connected to her NIH grants. Her leadership experience has included being the director of several centers and labs including being the co-director of the Community and Collaborations core in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the director of the Center for Women’s Health Research, the director of the Primary Care Service Line Practice-Based Research Network, the director of the Learning Health Systems Hub, and the director of the Healthy Eating and Activity Across the Lifespan (HEAL) lab, which all focus on dissemination and implementation science.


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