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Associate Professor

Associate Professor, Division of General Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology

Specialty Areas: Primary Care Internal Medicine

Chronology: BA: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2004; MD: University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 2008; Intern/Resident: University of California, San Francisco, 2008-2011; Fellow: Harvard Combined Fellowship in General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, 2012-2014; MPH: Harvard School of Public Health, 2014; Instructor in Medicine: Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2014-2017; Assistant Professor: Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School, 2017; Assistant Professor: University of North Carolina, 2017-present

Dr. Berkowitz’s clinical and research interests include unmet basic resource needs, food insecurity and methods of causal inference.

Selected Bibliography:

Berkowitz SA, Terranova J, Hill C, Ajayi T, Linsky T, Tishler LW, DeWalt DA. Meal Delivery Programs Reduce The Use Of Costly Health Care In Dually Eligible Medicare And Medicaid Beneficiaries. Health Aff (Millwood). 2018 Apr;37(4):535-542. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2017.0999. PubMed PMID: 29608345.

Berkowitz SA, Karter AJ, Corbie-Smith G, Seligman HK, Ackroyd SA, Barnard LS, Atlas SJ, Wexler DJ. Food Insecurity, Food “Deserts,” and Glycemic Control in Patients With Diabetes: A Longitudinal Analysis. Diabetes Care. 2018 Jun;41(6):1188-1195. doi: 10.2337/dc17-1981. Epub 2018 Mar 19. PubMed PMID: 29555650; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5961388.

Baggett TP, Berkowitz SA, Fung V, Gaeta JM. Prevalence of Housing Problems Among Community Health Center Patients. JAMA. 2018 Feb 20;319(7):717-719. doi: 10.1001/jama.2017.19869. PubMed PMID: 29466581; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5839282.

Berkowitz SA, Seligman HK, Rigdon J, Meigs JB, Basu S. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Participation and Health Care Expenditures Among Low-Income Adults. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Nov 1;177(11):1642-1649. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2017.4841. PubMed PMID: 28973507; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5710268.

Basu S, Sussman JB, Berkowitz SA, Hayward RA, Yudkin JS. Development and validation of Risk Equations for Complications Of type 2 Diabetes (RECODe) using individual participant data from randomised trials. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2017 Oct;5(10):788-798. doi: 10.1016/S2213-8587(17)30221-8. Epub 2017 Aug 10. PubMed PMID: 28803840; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5769867.

Berkowitz SA, Hulberg AC, Standish S, Reznor G, Atlas SJ. Addressing Unmet Basic Resource Needs as Part of Chronic Cardiometabolic Disease Management. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Feb 1;177(2):244-252. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2016.7691. PubMed PMID: 27942709; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6020679.

Berkowitz SA, Fabreau GE. Food insecurity: What is the clinician’s role? CMAJ. 2015 Oct 6;187(14):1031-2. doi: 10.1503/cmaj.150644. Epub 2015 Aug 17. PubMed PMID: 26283725; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4592289.

Berkowitz SA, Meigs JB, DeWalt D, Seligman HK, Barnard LS, Bright OJ, Schow M, Atlas SJ, Wexler DJ. Material need insecurities, control of diabetes mellitus, and use of health care resources: results of the Measuring Economic Insecurity in Diabetes study. JAMA Intern Med. 2015 Feb;175(2):257-65. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.6888. PubMed PMID: 25545780; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4484589.

Berkowitz SA, Traore CY, Singer DE, Atlas SJ. Evaluating area-based socioeconomic status indicators for monitoring disparities within health care systems: results from a primary care network. Health Serv Res. 2015 Apr;50(2):398-417. doi: 10.1111/1475-6773.12229. Epub 2014 Sep 15. PubMed PMID: 25219917; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4369215.




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    Chapel Hill, NC 27599