Kristoffer S. Berlin, Ph.D.

Professor, Clinical (Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies)

Psychology Building, Room 352
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Kristoffer S. Berlin, Ph.D.

Dr. Berlin plans to admit a new doctoral student for Fall 2024 admission.


  • Fellowship, Brown Medical School
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee
  • B.A., University of California-Santa Cruz

Research Interests

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) develop interventions for youth with type 1 diabetes and their families informed by cultural humility and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy; 2) examine models of stress and adaptation to promote health related 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.

Representative Publications

  • Berlin, K.S., Keenan, M.E., Cook, J.L., Ankney, R.L., Klages, K.L., Semenkovich, K., Rybak, T.M., Banks, G.G., Alemzadeh, R., Eddington, A.R. (in press). Measuring psychological flexibility in youth with type 1 diabetes. Pediatric Diabetes.
  • Berlin, K.S., Klages, K. L., Banks, G.G., Rybak, T. M., Ankney, R.L., Semenkovich, K., Ellis, D. A., Diaz-Thomas, A., Alemzadeh, R., & Eddington, A. R. (2019). Toward the development of a culturally humble intervention to improve glycemic control and quality of life among adolescents with type-1 diabetes and their families. Behavioral Medicine
  • Berlin, K. S., Karazsia, B. T., & Klages, K. L. (2017). Research Design in Pediatric Psychology: The State of our Science, Recommendations, and Future Considerations. In M. Roberts & R. Steele (Eds.) Handbook of Pediatric Psychology, 5th Edition. New York, Guilford Press.
  • Berlin, K. S., Williams, N. A., & Parra, G. R. (2014). An introduction to latent variable mixture modeling (part 1): Cross sectional latent class and latent profile analyses. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39, 174-187.
  • Berlin, K. S., Parra, G. R., & Williams, N. A. (2014). An Introduction to latent variable mixture modeling (part 2): Longitudinal latent class growth and growth mixture models. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 39, 188-203.