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Lisa Faye Berkman, Ph.D.

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Overview
*Please note Dr. Berkman will be on sabbatical from September 2020 - September 2021.

Dr. Berkman is the director of the Harvard Center for Population and Development Studies (HCPDS) and the Thomas D. Cabot Professor of Public Policy and of Epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is an internationally recognized social epidemiologist whose work focuses extensively on social and policy influences on health outcomes. Her research orients toward understanding inequalities in health related to socioeconomic status, different racial and ethnic groups, and social networks, support and isolation.

Dr. Berkman is the principal investigator of the Health and Aging Study in Africa: A Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in South Africa (HAALSI), a program project funded by the National Institute on Aging. HAALSI aims to study the drivers and consequences of HIV and non-communicable diseases in an aging population in Agincourt, South Africa.

She is currently a member of the Conseil Scientifique de l'Institut de Recherche en Sante Publique (IReSP) in France. She has been actively involved since 1994 on the GAZEL study, a cohort of 20,000 French employees of EDF-GDF, the large natural gas-electricity company.

In May 2017, Dr. Berkman was appointed faculty director of the PhD program in population health sciences at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

She is author or co-author of several books and 300 publications/chapters. In 2003, she co-edited (with Ichiro Kawachi) Social Epidemiology, a groundbreaking textbook on this burgeoning field. A second edition was published in 2014 with co-authors Kawachi and Maria Glymour.

In recent years, she served as a co-PI on the Work, Family & Health Network, a study involving workplace practices and employee and family health. From 2002-2016, she served as co-site director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health & Society Scholars program.

Prior to becoming director of the HCPDS, Dr. Berkman was chair of the Department of Society, Human Development and Health at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health (1995 - 2008) and was former head of the division of chronic disease epidemiology at Yale University.

Research
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  1. R01AG054066 (BERKMAN, LISA F) Sep 30, 2018 - May 31, 2023
    NIH/NIA
    Cognitive Function, Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders in the HAALSI Cohort
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R56AG054066 (BERKMAN, LISA F) Sep 30, 2016 - Aug 31, 2017
    NIH/NIA
    Epidemiology of Alzheimer's Disease and Cognition: Innovative Approaches to Global Harmonization
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R01AG051144 (BERKMAN, LISA F) Sep 1, 2015 - May 31, 2017
    NIH/NIA
    An Innovative Language Controlled Tablet-Based Cognitive Test: Harmonizing Dementia Screening across High and Low Literacy Countries
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. R03AG046393 (BERKMAN, LISA F) Sep 30, 2013 - Jul 31, 2015
    NIH/NIA
    Archiving the occupational cohorts in the Work, Family, and Health Network
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. P01AG041710 (BERKMAN, LISA F) Sep 15, 2013 - May 31, 2022
    NIH/NIA
    Health and Aging in Africa: Longitudinal Studies of an INDEPTH Community
    Role: Principal Investigator

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  1. Asiimwe SB, Farrell M, Kobayashi LC, Manne-Goehler J, Kahn K, Tollman SM, Kabudula CW, Gómez-Olivé FX, Wagner RG, Montana L, Berkman LF, Glymour MM, Bärnighausen T. Cognitive differences associated with HIV serostatus and antiretroviral therapy use in a population-based sample of older adults in South Africa. Sci Rep. 2020 10 06; 10(1):16625. PMID: 33024208.
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  2. Adams LB, Farrell M, Mall S, Mahlalela N, Berkman L. Dimensionality and differential item endorsement of depressive symptoms among aging Black populations in South Africa: Findings from the HAALSI study. J Affect Disord. 2020 Dec 01; 277:850-856. PMID: 33065826.
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  3. Farrell MT, Kobayashi LC, Montana L, Wagner RG, Demeyere N, Berkman L. Disparity in Educational Attainment Partially Explains Cognitive Gender Differences in Older Rural South Africans. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2020 Aug 13; 75(7):e161-e173. PMID: 32211786.
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  4. Kobayashi LC, Farrell MT, Payne CF, Mall S, Montana L, Wagner RG, Kahn K, Tollman S, Berkman LF. Adverse childhood experiences and domain-specific cognitive function in a population-based study of older adults in rural South Africa. Psychol Aging. 2020 Sep; 35(6):818-830. PMID: 32700929.
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  5. Harling G, Kobayashi LC, Farrell MT, Wagner RG, Tollman S, Berkman L. Social contact, social support, and cognitive health in a population-based study of middle-aged and older men and women in rural South Africa. Soc Sci Med. 2020 09; 260:113167. PMID: 32688161.
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  6. Asiimwe SB, Montana L, Kahn K, Tollman SM, Kabudula CW, Gómez-Olivé XF, Berkman LF, Glymour MM, Bärnighausen T. HIV Status and Antiretroviral Therapy as Predictors of Disability among Older South Africans: Overall Association and Moderation by Body Mass Index. J Aging Health. 2020 Jun 05; 898264320925323. PMID: 32501168.
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  7. Payne CF, Mall S, Kobayashi L, Kahn K, Berkman L. Life-Course Trauma and Later Life Mental, Physical, and Cognitive Health in a Postapartheid South African Population: Findings From the HAALSI study. J Aging Health. 2020 Mar 24; 898264320913450. PMID: 32207348.
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  8. Letellier N, Carrière I, Cadot E, Berkman L, Goldberg M, Zins M, Berr C. Individual and neighbourhood socioeconomic inequalities in cognitive impairment: cross-sectional findings from the French CONSTANCES cohort. BMJ Open. 2020 03 18; 10(3):e033751. PMID: 32193263.
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  9. Rosenberg M, Gómez-Olivé FX, Wagner RG, Rohr J, Payne CF, Berkman L, Kahn K, Tollman S, Bärnighausen T, Kobayashi LC. The relationships between cognitive function, literacy and HIV status knowledge among older adults in rural South Africa. J Int AIDS Soc. 2020 03; 23(3):e25457. PMID: 32202047.
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  10. Harling G, Morris KA, Manderson L, Perkins JM, Berkman LF. Age and Gender Differences in Social Network Composition and Social Support Among Older Rural South Africans: Findings From the HAALSI Study. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2020 01 01; 75(1):148-159. PMID: 29590472.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  11. Houle B, Gaziano T, Farrell M, Gómez-Olivé FX, Kobayashi LC, Crowther NJ, Wade AN, Montana L, Wagner RG, Berkman L, Tollman SM. Cognitive function and cardiometabolic disease risk factors in rural South Africa: baseline evidence from the HAALSI study. BMC Public Health. 2019 Nov 27; 19(1):1579. PMID: 31775713.
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  12. Walther A, Tsao C, Pande R, Kirschbaum C, Field E, Berkman L. Do dehydroepiandrosterone, progesterone, and testosterone influence women's depression and anxiety levels? Evidence from hair-based hormonal measures of 2105 rural Indian women. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2019 11; 109:104382. PMID: 31374371.
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  13. Kobayashi LC, Altindag O, Truskinovsky Y, Berkman LF. Effects of the Affordable Care Act Medicaid Expansion on Subjective Well-Being in the US Adult Population, 2010-2016. Am J Public Health. 2019 09; 109(9):1236-1242. PMID: 31318591.
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  14. Barker KM, Subramanian SV, Berkman L, Austin SB, Evans CR. Adolescent Sexual Initiation: A Cross-Classified Multilevel Analysis of Peer Group-, School-, and Neighborhood-Level Influences. J Adolesc Health. 2019 09; 65(3):390-396. PMID: 31196782.
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  15. Geldsetzer P, Vaikath M, Wagner R, Rohr JK, Montana L, Gómez-Olivé FX, Rosenberg MS, Manne-Goehler J, Mateen FJ, Payne CF, Kahn K, Tollman SM, Salomon JA, Gaziano TA, Bärnighausen T, Berkman LF. Depressive Symptoms and Their Relation to Age and Chronic Diseases Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults in Rural South Africa. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2019 05 16; 74(6):957-963. PMID: 29939214.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  16. Renehan AG, Muirhead R, Berkman L, McParland L, Sebag-Montefiore D. Early stage anal margin cancer: towards evidence-based management. Colorectal Dis. 2019 04; 21(4):387-391. PMID: 30687991.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  17. Chen Y, Kawachi I, Berkman LF, Trudel-Fitzgerald C, Kubzansky LD. Does optimal parenting style help offspring maintain healthy weight into mid-life? Prev Med. 2019 06; 123:84-90. PMID: 30844500.
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  18. Courtin E, Nafilyan V, Glymour M, Goldberg M, Berr C, Berkman LF, Zins M, Avendano M. Long-term effects of compulsory schooling on physical, mental and cognitive ageing: a natural experiment. J Epidemiol Community Health. 2019 04; 73(4):370-376. PMID: 30635439.
    Citations: 2     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  19. Kobayashi LC, Mateen FJ, Montana L, Wagner RG, Kahn K, Tollman SM, Berkman LF. Cognitive Function and Impairment in Older, Rural South African Adults: Evidence from "Health and Aging in Africa: A Longitudinal Study of an INDEPTH Community in Rural South Africa". Neuroepidemiology. 2019; 52(1-2):32-40. PMID: 30476911.
    Citations: 3     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  20. Courtin E, Nafilyan V, Avendano M, Meneton P, Berkman LF, Goldberg M, Zins M, Dowd JB. Longer schooling but not better off? A quasi-experimental study of the effect of compulsory schooling on biomarkers in France. Soc Sci Med. 2019 01; 220:379-386. PMID: 30522063.
    Citations: 7     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  21. Kobayashi LC, Frank S, Riumallo-Herl C, Canning D, Berkman L. Socioeconomic gradients in chronic disease risk behaviors in a population-based study of older adults in rural South Africa. Int J Public Health. 2019 Jan; 64(1):135-145. PMID: 30467577.
    Citations: 1     Fields:    Translation:Humans
  22. Fan W, Moen P, Kelly EL, Hammer LB, Berkman LF. Job Strain, Time Strain, and Well-Being: A Longitudinal, Person-Centered Approach in Two Industries. J Vocat Behav. 2019 Feb; 110(Pt A):102-116. PMID: 31607754.
    Citations: 1