Jerica M. Berge, PhD, MPH, LMFT, CFLE
Co-Director, Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) and Co-Lead, Community & Collaboration
Dr. Jerica Berge co-leads CTSI’s Community Engagement to Advance Research and Community Health (CEARCH) core and CTSI's Community and Collaboration component with Michele Allen, MD, MS.
Dr. Berge is a Professor and the Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. She also directs the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) K12 training program and the Center for Women in Medicine and Science (CWIMS).
Dr. Berge is both a researcher and licensed behavioral medicine clinician focused on integrated care and community-based partnerships to address social determinants of health within the family context. Her NIH research agenda focuses on conducting both childhood obesity prevention and treatment studies within primary care settings with the ultimate goal of decreasing childhood obesity disparities in low-income and minority households.