Fellowship, Brown Medical School
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
M.S., University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz
I have broad research interests in the fields of pediatric, child-clinical, and quantitative psychology. My program of research focuses on cultural, family, and behavioral factors that promote health and reduce morbidity in childhood chronic illness. More specifically, this research hopes to: 1) identify the influence of cultural and family factors on children’s weight, diet, and mealtime behavior , with a particular focus on obesity in early childhood.; 2) examine models of stress and adaptation to promote quality of life and regimen adherence among adolescents with type 1 diabetes and their families; and 3) integrate quantitative and behavioral methodologies to inform, develop, and refine clinical health interventions and assessments to reduce and eliminate health disparities.
- Berlin, K. S., Williams, N. A., & Parra, G. R. (in press). An introduction to latent variable mixture modeling (part 1): Cross sectional latent class and latent profile analyses. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Accepted 10/24/2013
- Berlin, K. S., Parra, G. R., & Williams, N. A. (in press). An Introduction to latent variable mixture modeling (part 2): Longitudinal latent class growth and growth mixture models. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Accepted 10/24/2013
- Berlin, K. S., Hamel-Lambert, J., DeLameter, C. D. (2013). Obesity and overweight status health disparities among low-income rural Appalachian preschool children. Children Health Care, 42(1), 15-26. DOI: 10.1080/02739615.2013.753812
- Berlin, K. S., Rabideau, E. M., & Hains, A. A. (2012). Empirically derived patterns of perceived stress among youth with type 1 diabetes and relationships to metabolic control. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37. 990-998.
- Berlin, K. S., Lobato, D. J., Pinkos, B., Cerezo, C., & LeLeiko, N. S. (2011). Patterns of medical and developmental comorbidities among children presenting with feeding problems: A latent class analysis. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 32, 41-47.
- Berlin, K. S., Davies, W. H., Silverman, A. H., & Rudolph, C. D. (2011). Assessing family-based feeding strategies, strengths, and mealtime structure with the Feeding Strategies Questionnaire. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 36(5), 586–595.
- Luzier, J., L. Berlin, K. S., & Weeks, J. W. (2010). Behavioral treatment of pediatric obesity: Review and future directions. Children’s Health Care, 39, 312-334.
- MacLaren-Chorney, J., Garcia, A. M., Berlin, K. S., Bakeman, R., & Kain, Z. M. (2010). Time window sequential analysis: An introduction for pediatric psychologists. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 35,1061-1070.
- Berlin, K. S., Davies, W. H., Silverman, A. H., Woods, D. W., Fischer, E. A., & Rudolph, C. D. (2010). Assessing children’s mealtime problems with the Mealtime Behavior Questionnaire. Children’s Health Care, 39, 142-156.
- Berlin, K. S., Davies, W. H., Lobato, D. J., & Silverman. A H. (2009). A biopsychosocial model of normative and problematic pediatric feeding. Children’s Health Care, 38, 263–282.
- Hains, A. A., Berlin, K. S., Davies, W. H., Sato, A. F., Smothers, M. K., Clifford, L. C., & Alemzadeh, R. (2009). Attributions of teacher reactions to diabetes self-care. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 34, 97-107.