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
Dr. Berlin will be interviewing doctoral applicants for fall 2014 admission.
- 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.