Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Arthur Berg, PhD

Arthur Berg, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Center for Statistical Genetics
Scientific Program:Cancer Control

Research Interests

Dr. Arthur Berg frequently engages in collaborative research relating to all forms of biostatistics and bioinformatics analyses. He has utilized numerous software tools to perform diverse types of statistical analyses, and he has developed many computational tools of his own.

In addition to his computational strengths, Dr. Berg has also written a number of methodological papers in biostatistics, statistics and statistical genetics.

During his time at Penn State, Dr. Berg has participated in several successful collaborations with faculty, postdocs and students that has involved biostatistical expertise.

  • Genes
  • Single Nucleotide Polymorphism
  • Neoplasms
  • Crohn Disease
  • Population
  • Therapeutics
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Gene Expression
  • Mutation
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Alleles
  • Haplotypes

Recent Publications


Farkas, GJ, Pitot, MA, Berg, A & Gater, D 2019, 'Correction: Nutritional status in chronic spinal cord injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis (Spinal Cord, (2019), 57, 1, (3-17), 10.1038/s41393-018-0218-4)', Spinal Cord, vol. 57, no. 3.
Oser, S, Stuckey, H, Parascando, JA, McGinley, EL, Berg, A & Oser, T 2019, 'Glycated hemoglobin differences among blog-reading adults with type 1 diabetes compared with those who do not read blogs: Cross-sectional study', Journal of medical Internet research, vol. 21, no. 4, e13634.
Berg, A, Politis, D, Suaray, K & Zeng, H 2019, 'Reduced bias nonparametric lifetime density and hazard estimation', Test.
Matthews, SM, Eshelman, MA, Berg, A, Koltun, W & Yochum, G 2019, 'The Crohn’s disease associated SNP rs6651252 impacts MYC gene expression in human colonic epithelial cells' PloS one, vol. 14, no. 2, e0212850.






Liao, JJ, Liao, D & Berg, A 2016, 'Calibrated Bayes Factors in Assessing Genetic Association Models' American Statistician, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 250-256.


He, F, Rodriguez-Colon, S, Fernandez-Mendoza, J, Vgontzas, A, Bixler, E, Berg, A, Imamura, Y, Sawyer, MD & Liao, D 2015, 'Abdominal obesity and metabolic syndrome burden in adolescents-penn state children cohort study', Journal of Clinical Densitometry, vol. 18, no. 1, pp. 30-36.
Yee, NS-S, Kazi, A, Li, Q, Yang, Z, Berg, A & Yee, RK 2015, 'Aberrant over-expression of TRPM7 ion channels in pancreatic cancer: Required for cancer cell invasion and implicated in tumor growth and metastasis', Biology Open, vol. 4, no. 4, pp. 507-514.
Goodson, WH, Lowe, L, Carpenter, DO, Gilbertson, M, Ali, AM, de Cerain Salsamendi, AL, Lasfar, A, Carnero, A, Azqueta, A, Amedei, A, Charles, AK, Collins, AR, Ward, A, Salzberg, AC, Colacci, A, Olsen, AK, Berg, A, Barclay, BJ, Zhou, BP, Blanco-Aparicio, C, Baglole, CJ, Dong, C, Mondello, C, Hsu, CW, Naus, CC, Yedjou, C, Curran, CS, Laird, DW, Koch, DC, Carlin, DJ, Felsher, DW, Roy, D, Brown, DG, Ratovitski, E, Ryan, EP, Corsini, E, Rojas, E, Moon, EY, Laconi, E, Marongiu, F, Al-Mulla, F, Chiaradonna, F, Darroudi, F, Martin, FL, Van Schooten, FJ, Goldberg, GS, Wagemaker, G, Nangami, G, Calaf, GM, Williams, G, Wolf, GT, Koppen, G, Brunborg, G, Kim Lyerly, H, Krishnan, H, Hamid, HA, Yasaei, H, Sone, H, Kondoh, H, Salem, HK, Hsu, HY, Park, HH, Koturbash, I, Miousse, IR, Ivana Scovassi, A, Klaunig, JE, Vondráček, J, Raju, J, Roman, J, Wise, JP, Whitfield, JR, Woodrick, J, Christopher, JA, Ochieng, J, Martinez-Leal, JF, Weisz, J, Kravchenko, J, Sun, J, Prudhomme, KR, Narayanan, KB, Cohen-Solal, KA, Moorwood, K, Gonzalez, L, Soucek, L, Jian, L, D'Abronzo, LS, Lin, LT, Li, L, Gulliver, L, McCawley, LJ, Memeo, L, Vermeulen, L, Leyns, L, Zhang, L, Valverde, M, Khatami, M, Romano, MF, Chapellier, M, Williams, MA, Wade, M, Manjili, MH, Lleonart, M, Xia, M, Gonzalez, MJ, Karamouzis, MV, Kirsch-Volders, M, Vaccari, M, Kuemmerle, NB, Singh, N, Cruickshanks, N, Kleinstreuer, N, Van Larebeke, N, Ahmed, N, Ogunkua, O, Krishnakumar, PK, Vadgama, P, Marignani, PA, Ghosh, PM, Ostrosky-Wegman, P, Thompson, P, Dent, P, Heneberg, P, Darbre, P, Leung, PS, Nangia-Makker, P, Cheng, QS, Brooks Robey, R, Al-Temaimi, R, Roy, R, Andrade-Vieira, R, Sinha, RK, Mehta, R, Vento, R, Di Fiore, R, Ponce-Cusi, R, Dornetshuber-Fleiss, R, Nahta, R, Castellino, RC, Palorini, R, Hamid, RA, Langie, SAS, Eltom, S, Brooks, SA, Ryeom, S, Wise, SS, Bay, SN, Harris, SA, Papagerakis, S, Romano, S, Pavanello, S, Eriksson, S, Forte, S, Casey, SC, Luanpitpong, S, Lee, TJ, Otsuki, T, Chen, T, Massfelder, T, Sanderson, T, Guarnieri, T, Hultman, T, Dormoy, V, Odero-Marah, V, Sabbisetti, V, Maguer-Satta, V, Kimryn Rathmell, W, Engström, W, Decker, WK, Bisson, WH, Rojanasakul, Y, Luqmani, Y, Chen, Z & Hu, Z 2015, 'Assessing the carcinogenic potential of low-dose exposures to chemical mixtures in the environment: The challenge ahead', Carcinogenesis, vol. 36, pp. S254-S296.
Ravi, S, Schilder, RJ, Berg, A & Kimball, S 2015, 'Effects of age and hindlimb immobilization and remobilization on fast troponin T precursor mRNA alternative splicing in rat gastrocnemius muscle', Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, vol. 41, no. 2, pp. 142-149.
Dennis, M, Coleman, C, Berg, A, Jefferson, LJ & Kimball, S 2015, 'Erratum: REDD1 enhances protein phosphatase 2A-mediated dephosphorylation of Akt to repress mTORC1 signaling (Science Signaling 7:335 (ra68))' Science Signaling, vol. 8, no. 368, pp. er4.
Tacelosky, DM, Alexander, DN, Morse, M, Hajnal, A, Berg, A, Levenson, R & Grigson-Kennedy, PS 2015, 'Low expression of D2R and wntless correlates with high motivation for heroin', Behavioral Neuroscience, vol. 129, no. 6, pp. 744-755.
Brooks Robey, R, Weisz, J, Kuemmerle, N, Salzberg, AC, Berg, A, Brown, DG, Kubik, L, Palorini, R, Al-Mulla, F, Al-Temaimi, R, Colacci, A, Mondello, C, Raju, J, Woodrick, J, Ivana Scovassi, A, Singh, N, Vaccari, M, Roy, R, Forte, S, Memeo, L, Salem, HK, Amedei, A, Hamid, RA, Williams, GP, Lowe, L, Meyer, J, Martin, FL, Bisson, WH, Chiaradonna, F & Ryan, EP 2015, 'Metabolic reprogramming and dysregulated metabolism: Cause, consequence and/or enabler of environmental carcinogenesis?', Carcinogenesis, vol. 36, pp. S203-S231.
Modesto, JL, Hull, A, Angstadt, AY, Berg, A, Gallagher, CJ, Lazarus, P & Muscat, J 2015, 'NNK reduction pathway gene polymorphisms and risk of lung cancer' Molecular Carcinogenesis, vol. 54, no. S1, pp. E94-E102.
Sangster, W, Messaris, E, Berg, A & Stewart, D 2015, 'Single-Site Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgery Provides Similar Clinical Outcomes Compared with Standard Laparoscopic Surgery: An Analysis of 626 Patients', Diseases of the colon and rectum, vol. 58, no. 9, pp. 862-869.
Connelly, TM, Berg, A, Harris, LR, Tappouni, R, Brinton, D, Deiling, S & Koltun, W 2015, 'Surgical diverticulitis is not associated with defects in the expression of wound healing genes' International Journal of Colorectal Disease, vol. 30, no. 9, pp. 1247-1254.
Foulds, J, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Yingst, J, Sciamanna, C, Chen, G, Maccani, JZJ & Berg, A 2015, 'The effect of motivational lung age feedback on short-term quit rates in smokers seeking intensive group treatment: A randomized controlled pilot study', Drug and Alcohol Dependence, vol. 153, pp. 271-277.

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