Andrea Garber, PhD, RD

Title(s)Professor, Pediatrics
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address3333 California Street
San Francisco CA 94118
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 R01HD082166Jul 13, 2015 - Mar 31, 2026
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Long-term impact of higher vs. lower calorie refeeding in anorexia nervosa
    NIH R03HD077421Jul 18, 2013 - May 31, 2016
    Role: Principal Investigator
    PEDIATRIC CLINICAL RESEARCH CENTER
    NIH M01RR001271Dec 1, 1981 - Mar 31, 2007
    Role: Co-Investigator

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    1. Contemporary screen time usage among children 9-10-years-old is associated with higher body mass index percentile at 1-year follow-up: A prospective cohort study. Pediatr Obes. 2021 Jun 28; e12827. Nagata JM, Iyer P, Chu J, Baker FC, Gabriel KP, Garber AK, Murray SB, Bibbins-Domingo K, Ganson KT. PMID: 34180585.
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    2. Physical Activity and Hypertension From Young Adulthood to Middle Age. Am J Prev Med. 2021 06; 60(6):757-765. Nagata JM, Vittinghoff E, Pettee Gabriel K, Garber AK, Moran AE, Sidney S, Rana JS, Reis JP, Bibbins-Domingo K. PMID: 33867211.
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    3. Higher-Calorie Refeeding in Anorexia Nervosa: 1-Year Outcomes From a Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatrics. 2021 Apr; 147(4). Golden NH, Cheng J, Kapphahn CJ, Buckelew SM, Machen VI, Kreiter A, Accurso EC, Adams SH, Le Grange D, Moscicki AB, Sy AF, Wilson L, Garber AK. PMID: 33753542.
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    4. Contemporary screen time modalities among children 9-10?years old and binge-eating disorder at one-year follow-up: A prospective cohort study. Int J Eat Disord. 2021 Mar 01. Nagata JM, Iyer P, Chu J, Baker FC, Pettee Gabriel K, Garber AK, Murray SB, Bibbins-Domingo K, Ganson KT. PMID: 33646623.
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    5. Short-term Outcomes of the Study of Refeeding to Optimize Inpatient Gains for Patients With Anorexia Nervosa: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 Jan 01; 175(1):19-27. Garber AK, Cheng J, Accurso EC, Adams SH, Buckelew SM, Kapphahn CJ, Kreiter A, Le Grange D, Machen VI, Moscicki AB, Sy A, Wilson L, Golden NH. PMID: 33074282.
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    6. Practice-Based Evidence and Clinical Guidance to Support Accelerated Re-Nutrition of Patients With Anorexia Nervosa. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2021 05; 60(5):555-561. Haas V, Kohn M, Körner T, Cuntz U, Garber AK, Le Grange D, Voderholzer U, Correll CU. PMID: 32998025.
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    7. Prevalence and correlates of muscle-enhancing behaviors among adolescents and young adults in the United States. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2020 Jun 05. Nagata JM, Ganson KT, Griffiths S, Mitchison D, Garber AK, Vittinghoff E, Bibbins-Domingo K, Murray SB. PMID: 32549173.
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    8. Weight Loss and Illness Severity in Adolescents With Atypical Anorexia Nervosa. Pediatrics. 2019 12; 144(6). 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. PMID: 31694978.
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    9. Predictors of muscularity-oriented disordered eating behaviors in U.S. young adults: A prospective cohort study. Int J Eat Disord. 2019 12; 52(12):1380-1388. Nagata JM, Murray SB, Bibbins-Domingo K, Garber AK, Mitchison D, Griffiths S. PMID: 31220361.
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    10. Stay the course: practitioner reflections on implementing family-based treatment with adolescents with atypical anorexia. J Eat Disord. 2019; 7:10. Dimitropoulos G, Kimber M, Singh M, Williams EP, Loeb KL, Hughes EK, Garber A, Elliott A, Vyver E, Le Grange D. PMID: 31049201.
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    11. Genetic risk, body mass index, and weight control behaviors: Unlocking the triad. Int J Eat Disord. 2019 07; 52(7):825-833. Nagata JM, Braudt DB, Domingue BW, Bibbins-Domingo K, Garber AK, Griffiths S, Murray SB. PMID: 30994932.
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    12. 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. Garber AK. PMID: 30454728.
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    13. Weight restoration in atypical anorexia nervosa: A clinical conundrum. Int J Eat Disord. 2018 11; 51(11):1290-1293. Nagata JM, Garber AK, Buckelew SM. PMID: 30488483.
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    14. Tackling mixed messages: Practitioner reflections on working with adolescents with atypical anorexia and their families. Eat Disord. 2019 Sep-Oct; 27(5):436-452. Kimber M, Dimitropoulos G, Williams EP, Singh M, Loeb KL, Hughes EK, Garber A, Elliott A, Vyver E, Le Grange D. PMID: 30415597.
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    15. Boys, Bulk, and Body Ideals: Sex Differences in Weight-Gain Attempts Among Adolescents in the United States. J Adolesc Health. 2019 04; 64(4):450-453. Nagata JM, Bibbins-Domingo K, Garber AK, Griffiths S, Vittinghoff E, Murray SB. PMID: 30482658.
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    16. 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. Nagata JM, Garber AK, Tabler JL, Murray SB, Bibbins-Domingo K. PMID: 30236999.
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    17. Disordered eating behaviors and cardiometabolic risk among young adults with overweight or obesity. Int J Eat Disord. 2018 08; 51(8):931-941. Nagata JM, Garber AK, Tabler J, Murray SB, Vittinghoff E, Bibbins-Domingo K. PMID: 30030944.
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    18. Prevalence and Correlates of Disordered Eating Behaviors Among Young Adults with Overweight or Obesity. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 08; 33(8):1337-1343. Nagata JM, Garber AK, Tabler JL, Murray SB, Bibbins-Domingo K. PMID: 29948810.
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    19. 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. Dimitropoulos G, Landers AL, Freeman V, Novick J, Garber A, Le Grange D. PMID: 29375633.
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    20. 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. 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. PMID: 28284563.
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    21. A few steps closer to answering the unanswered questions about higher calorie refeeding. J Eat Disord. 2017; 5:8. Garber AK. PMID: 28265412.
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    22. A systematic review of approaches to refeeding in patients with anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2016 Mar; 49(3):293-310. Garber AK, Sawyer SM, Golden NH, Guarda AS, Katzman DK, Kohn MR, Le Grange D, Madden S, Whitelaw M, Redgrave GW. PMID: 26661289.
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    23. Update on the medical management of eating disorders in adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Apr; 56(4):370-5. Golden NH, Katzman DK, Sawyer SM, Ornstein RM, Rome ES, Garber AK, Kohn M, Kreipe RE. PMID: 25659201.
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    24. 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. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine , Golden NH, Katzman DK, Sawyer SM, Ornstein RM, Rome ES, Garber AK, Kohn M, Kreipe RE. PMID: 25530605.
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    25. 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. 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. PMID: 25200345.
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    26. 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. Garber AK, Mauldin K, Michihata N, Buckelew SM, Shafer MA, Moscicki AB. PMID: 24054812.
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    27. 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. Garber AK, Michihata N, Hetnal K, Shafer MA, Moscicki AB. PMID: 22188830.
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    28. Does delivering preventive services in primary care reduce adolescent risky behavior? J Adolesc Health. 2011 Nov; 49(5):476-82. Ozer EM, Adams SH, Orrell-Valente JK, Wibbelsman CJ, Lustig JL, Millstein SG, Garber AK, Irwin CE. PMID: 22018561.
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    29. Increasing the screening and counseling of adolescents for risky health behaviors: a primary care intervention. Pediatrics. 2005 Apr; 115(4):960-8. Ozer EM, Adams SH, Lustig JL, Gee S, Garber AK, Gardner LR, Rehbein M, Addison L, Irwin CE. PMID: 15805371.
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