Kristoffer S. Berlin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Clinical (Child and Family)

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

Dr. Berlin plans to admit a new doctoral student for Fall 2020 admission, pending budgetary approval


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) examine models of stress and adaptation to promote quality of life and regimen adherence among adolescents with type 1 diabetes and their families; 2) develop culturally-tailored interventions for youth with type 1 diabetes and their families; 3) 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.; and 4) 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., Kamody, R. C., Thurston, I. B., Banks, G. G., Rybak, T. M., & Ferry, R. J. (in press). Physical Activity, Sedentary Behaviors, and Nutritional Risk Profiles and Relations to Body Mass Index, Obesity, and Overweight in Eighth Grade. Behavioral Medicine.
  • Berlin, K. S., Hains, A. A., Kamody, R. C., Kichler, J. C., & Davies, W. H. (2015). Differentiating peer and friend social information-processing effects on stress and glycemic control among youth with type 1 diabetes. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 40, 492-499.
  • Berlin, K. S., Kamody, R. C., Banks, G. G., Davies, W. H., & Silverman, A. H. (2015). Empirically derived parental feeding styles for young children and their relations to weight, mealtime behaviors, and childhood behavior problems: A latent profile analysis. Children's Health Care, 44, 136-154.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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., 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.