Jerica M. Berge, Ph.D., MPH, LMFT, CFLE is a tenured Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Berge is both a researcher and behavioral medicine clinician. She is a licensed mental health therapist and supervisor who specializes in integrated health care and community-based partnerships to address family health issues. Her NIH research agenda focuses broadly on child and family whole person health promotion across the life course, with a particular focus on social and structural determinants of health. Dr. Berge has expertise in conducting mixed-methods studies including ecological momentary assessment (EMA), mHealth, video-recorded family tasks and qualitative interviews 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 with over 200 publications, 400 presentations and 30 book chapters on related topics. She has an impressive funding trajectory including NIH K12, R13, R21, R03, R56, R61/33 and R01 grants. She is the director of the Healthy Eating and Activity across the Life Course (HEAL) Center and is the Program Director for the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 grant. Additionally, she is the director for the Center for Women in Medicine and Science (CWIMS) and the Co-director of the Community and Collaborations core in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute at the University of Minnesota Medical School.

Jerica also serves as co-leader to the Life Course Translational Research Network (LCT-RN)'s Measurement Core.

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