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Andrea Garber, PhD, RD

Title(s)Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Phone415-514-2180
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    University of California, San Francisco, CA2018Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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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/NICHD R01HD082166Jul 13, 2015 - Jun 30, 2020
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Long-term impact of higher vs. lower calorie refeeding in anorexia nervosa
    NIH/NICHD R03HD077421Jul 18, 2013 - May 31, 2015
    Role: Principal Investigator
    PEDIATRIC CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTER
    NIH/NCRR M01RR001271Dec 1, 1981 - Mar 31, 2007
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Garber AK, Cheng J, Accurso EC, Adams SH, Buckelew SM, Kapphahn CJ, Kreiter A, Le Grange D, Machen VI, Moscicki AB, Saffran K, Sy AF, Wilson L, Golden NH. Weight Loss and Illness Severity in Adolescents With Atypical Anorexia Nervosa. Pediatrics. 2019 Nov 06. PMID: 31694978.
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    2. Nagata JM, Palar K, Gooding HC, Garber AK, Whittle HJ, Bibbins-Domingo K, Weiser SD. Food Insecurity Is Associated With Poorer Mental Health and Sleep Outcomes in Young Adults. J Adolesc Health. 2019 Oct 04. PMID: 31587956.
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    3. Nagata JM, Palar K, Gooding HC, Garber AK, Bibbins-Domingo K, Weiser SD. Food Insecurity and Chronic Disease in US Young Adults: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health. J Gen Intern Med. 2019 Oct 01. PMID: 31576509.
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    4. Nagata JM, Weiser SD, Gooding HC, Garber AK, Bibbins-Domingo K, Palar K. Association Between Food Insecurity and Migraine Among US Young Adults. JAMA Neurol. 2019 Jun 24. PMID: 31233123.
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    5. Nagata JM, Murray SB, Bibbins-Domingo K, Garber AK, Mitchison D, Griffiths S. Predictors of muscularity-oriented disordered eating behaviors in U.S. young adults: A prospective cohort study. Int J Eat Disord. 2019 Jun 20. PMID: 31220361.
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    6. Dimitropoulos G, Kimber M, Singh M, Williams EP, Loeb KL, Hughes EK, Garber A, Elliott A, Vyver E, Le Grange D. Stay the course: practitioner reflections on implementing family-based treatment with adolescents with atypical anorexia. J Eat Disord. 2019; 7:10. PMID: 31049201.
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    7. Nagata JM, Braudt DB, Domingue BW, Bibbins-Domingo K, Garber AK, Griffiths S, Murray SB. Genetic risk, body mass index, and weight control behaviors: Unlocking the triad. Int J Eat Disord. 2019 07; 52(7):825-833. PMID: 30994932.
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    8. Garber AK. Moving Beyond "Skinniness": Presentation Weight Is Not Sufficient to Assess Malnutrition in Patients With Restrictive Eating Disorders Across a Range of Body Weights. J Adolesc Health. 2018 12; 63(6):669-670. PMID: 30454728.
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    9. Nagata JM, Garber AK, Buckelew SM. Weight restoration in atypical anorexia nervosa: A clinical conundrum. Int J Eat Disord. 2018 11; 51(11):1290-1293. PMID: 30488483.
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    10. Kimber M, Dimitropoulos G, Williams EP, Singh M, Loeb KL, Hughes EK, Garber A, Elliott A, Vyver E, Le Grange D. Tackling mixed messages: Practitioner reflections on working with adolescents with atypical anorexia and their families. Eat Disord. 2019 Sep-Oct; 27(5):436-452. PMID: 30415597.
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    11. Nagata JM, Bibbins-Domingo K, Garber AK, Griffiths S, Vittinghoff E, Murray SB. Boys, Bulk, and Body Ideals: Sex Differences in Weight-Gain Attempts Among Adolescents in the United States. J Adolesc Health. 2019 Apr; 64(4):450-453. PMID: 30482658.
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    12. Nagata JM, Garber AK, Tabler JL, Murray SB, Bibbins-Domingo K. Differential Risk Factors for Unhealthy Weight Control Behaviors by Sex and Weight Status Among U.S. Adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2018 09; 63(3):335-341. PMID: 30236999.
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    13. Nagata JM, Garber AK, Tabler J, Murray SB, Vittinghoff E, Bibbins-Domingo K. Disordered eating behaviors and cardiometabolic risk among young adults with overweight or obesity. Int J Eat Disord. 2018 08; 51(8):931-941. PMID: 30030944.
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    14. Nagata JM, Garber AK, Tabler JL, Murray SB, Bibbins-Domingo K. Prevalence and Correlates of Disordered Eating Behaviors Among Young Adults with Overweight or Obesity. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 08; 33(8):1337-1343. PMID: 29948810.
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    15. Ju AC, Heyman MB, Garber AK, Wojcicki JM. Maternal Obesity and Risk of Preterm Birth and Low Birthweight in Hawaii PRAMS, 2000-2011. Matern Child Health J. 2018 06; 22(6):893-902. PMID: 29492739.
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    16. Dimitropoulos G, Landers AL, Freeman V, Novick J, Garber A, Le Grange D. Open Trial of Family-Based Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa for Transition Age Youth. J Can Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2018 Jan; 27(1):50-61. PMID: 29375633.
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    17. Kennedy GA, Forman SF, Woods ER, Hergenroeder AC, Mammel KA, Fisher MM, Ornstein RM, Callahan ST, Golden NH, Kapphahn CJ, Garber AK, Rome ES, Richmond TK. History of Overweight/Obesity as Predictor of Care Received at 1-year Follow-Up in Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa or Atypical Anorexia Nervosa. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Jun; 60(6):674-679. PMID: 28284563.
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    18. Garber AK. A few steps closer to answering the unanswered questions about higher calorie refeeding. J Eat Disord. 2017; 5:8. PMID: 28265412.
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    19. Garber AK, Sawyer SM, Golden NH, Guarda AS, Katzman DK, Kohn MR, Le Grange D, Madden S, Whitelaw M, Redgrave GW. A systematic review of approaches to refeeding in patients with anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2016 Mar; 49(3):293-310. PMID: 26661289.
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    20. 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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    21. 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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    22. 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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    23. 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.
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    24. 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.
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    25. Garber AK, Lustig RH. Is fast food addictive? Curr Drug Abuse Rev. 2011 Sep; 4(3):146-62. PMID: 21999689.
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    26. 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.
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    27. 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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    28. 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.
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    29. 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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    30. 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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