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Andrea Garber, PhD

TitleAssociate Professor
SchoolUCSF School of Medicine
DepartmentPediatrics
Address3333 Calif. St,Laurel Heights
San Francisco CA 94118
Phone415-514-2180
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    Dr. Garber is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), with a joint appointment in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). She is a nutritionist, with a PhD in Human and Clinical Nutrition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Registered Dietitian (RD) from UCSF. She is the Chief Nutritionist for the UCSF Eating Disorders Program and Childhood Obesity (“WATCH”) Program. Dr. Garber is a theme director for nutrition in the School of Medicine curriculum at UCSF. Her research focuses on obesity and eating disorders. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a study of refeeding in adolescents with anorexia nervosa and has studied fast food and menu labeling legislation. In the community, Dr. Garber has been a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Childhood Obesity Task Force, co-Chair of the Mayor’s Shape Up initiative, and an invited participant to Governor Schwarzenegger’s Obesity Summit.


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    Multi-center Randomized Controlled Trial of Refeeding in Anorexia Nervosa
    NIH R01HD082166Jul 13, 2015 - Jun 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Long-term impact of higher vs. lower calorie refeeding in anorexia nervosa
    NIH R03HD077421Jul 18, 2013 - May 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    PEDIATRIC CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTER
    NIH M01RR001271Dec 1, 1981 - Mar 31, 2007
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Golden NH, Katzman DK, Sawyer SM, Ornstein RM, Rome ES, Garber AK, Kohn M, Kreipe RE. Update on the medical management of eating disorders in adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Apr; 56(4):370-5. PMID: 25659201.
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    2. Golden NH, Katzman DK, Sawyer SM, Ornstein RM, Rome ES, Garber AK, Kohn M, Kreipe RE. Position Paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine: medical management of restrictive eating disorders in adolescents and young adults. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Jan; 56(1):121-5. PMID: 25530605.
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    3. Forman SF, McKenzie N, Hehn R, Monge MC, Kapphahn CJ, Mammel KA, Callahan ST, Sigel EJ, Bravender T, Romano M, Rome ES, Robinson KA, Fisher M, Malizio JB, Rosen DS, Hergenroeder AC, Buckelew SM, Jay MS, Lindenbaum J, Rickert VI, Garber A, Golden NH, Woods ER. Predictors of outcome at 1 year in adolescents with DSM-5 restrictive eating disorders: report of the national eating disorders quality improvement collaborative. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Dec; 55(6):750-6. PMID: 25200345.
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    4. Madsen K, Garber A, Martin M, Gonzaga M, Linchey J. The feasibility of a physical activity referral network for pediatric obesity. Child Obes. 2014 Apr; 10(2):169-74. PMID: 24568652; PMCID: PMC3991990.
    5. Garber AK, Mauldin K, Michihata N, Buckelew SM, Shafer MA, Moscicki AB. Higher calorie diets increase rate of weight gain and shorten hospital stay in hospitalized adolescents with anorexia nervosa. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Nov; 53(5):579-84. PMID: 24054812; PMCID: PMC4452504.
    6. Garber AK, Lustig RH. Is fast food addictive? Curr Drug Abuse Rev. 2011 Sep; 4(3):146-62. PMID: 21999689.
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    7. Garber AK, Michihata N, Hetnal K, Shafer MA, Moscicki AB. A prospective examination of weight gain in hospitalized adolescents with anorexia nervosa on a recommended refeeding protocol. J Adolesc Health. 2012 Jan; 50(1):24-9. PMID: 22188830; PMCID: PMC4467563.
    8. Ozer EM, Adams SH, Orrell-Valente JK, Wibbelsman CJ, Lustig JL, Millstein SG, Garber AK, Irwin CE. Does delivering preventive services in primary care reduce adolescent risky behavior? J Adolesc Health. 2011 Nov; 49(5):476-82. PMID: 22018561.
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    9. Madsen KA, Garber AK, Mietus-Snyder ML, Orrell-Valente JK, Tran CT, Wlasiuk L, Matos RI, Neuhaus J, Lustig RH. A clinic-based lifestyle intervention for pediatric obesity: efficacy and behavioral and biochemical predictors of response. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Sep; 22(9):805-14. PMID: 19960890; PMCID: PMC2921937.
    10. Garber AK, Boyer CB, Pollack LM, Chang YJ, Shafer MA. Body mass index and disordered eating behaviors are associated with weight dissatisfaction in adolescent and young adult female military recruits. Mil Med. 2008 Feb; 173(2):138-45. PMID: 18333489.
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    11. Ozer EM, Adams SH, Lustig JL, Gee S, Garber AK, Gardner LR, Rehbein M, Addison L, Irwin CE. Increasing the screening and counseling of adolescents for risky health behaviors: a primary care intervention. Pediatrics. 2005 Apr; 115(4):960-8. PMID: 15805371.
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