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
asb17@psu.edu

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

2019

He, F, Berg, A, Imamura, Y, Bixler, E, Fernandez-Mendoza, J, Whitsel, EA & Liao, D 2019, 'Association between DNA methylation in obesity-related genes and body mass index percentile in adolescents', Scientific reports, vol. 9, no. 1, 2079. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-38587-7
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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41393-019-0252-x
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. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212850

2018

Dinavahi, SS, Noory, MA, Gowda, R, Drabick, J, Berg, A, Neves, R & Robertson, G 2018, 'Moving synergistically acting drug combinations to the clinic by comparing sequential versus simultaneous drug administrations', Molecular pharmacology, vol. 93, no. 3, pp. 190-196. https://doi.org/10.1124/mol.117.110759
Farkas, GJ, Pitot, MA, Berg, A & Gater, D 2019, 'Nutritional status in chronic spinal cord injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Spinal Cord, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 3-17. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41393-018-0218-4
Yingst, JM, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Hammett, E, Nicholson, J, Berg, A & Foulds, J 2018, 'Pilot Randomized Trial of an Automated Smoking Cessation Intervention via Mobile Phone Text Messages as an Adjunct to Varenicline in Primary Care', Journal of Health Communication, vol. 23, no. 4, pp. 370-378. https://doi.org/10.1080/10810730.2018.1453890
Gater, D, Farkas, GJ, Berg, A & Castillo, C 2019, 'Prevalence of metabolic syndrome in veterans with spinal cord injury', Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, vol. 42, no. 1, pp. 86-93. https://doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2017.1423266
Farkas, GJ, Gorgey, AS, Dolbow, DR, Berg, A & Gater, D 2019, 'Sex dimorphism in the distribution of adipose tissue and its influence on proinflammatory adipokines and cardiometabolic profiles in motor complete spinal cord injury', Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, vol. 42, no. 4, pp. 430-436. https://doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2018.1436125
Liao, JJ & Berg, A 2018, 'Sharpening Jensen's Inequality', American Statistician, pp. 1-4. https://doi.org/10.1080/00031305.2017.1419145
Hammett, E, Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Yingst, J, Berg, A, Poole, E, Stauffer, D & Foulds, J 2018, 'TXT2STAYQUIT: Pilot randomized trial of brief automated smoking cessation texting intervention for inpatient smokers discharged from the hospital', Journal of Hospital Medicine, vol. 13, no. 7, pp. 488-489. https://doi.org/10.12788/jhm.2907
Chen, P, Hallock, KK, Mulvey, CL, Berg, A & Cherian, V 2018, 'The effect of elevated A1C on immediate postoperative complications: A prospective observational study' Clinical Diabetes, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 128-132. https://doi.org/10.2337/cd17-0081
Farkas, GJ, Gorgey, AS, Dolbow, DR, Berg, A & Gater, D 2018, 'The influence of level of spinal cord injury on adipose tissue and its relationship to inflammatory adipokines and cardiometabolic profiles', Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine, vol. 41, no. 4, pp. 407-415. https://doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2017.1357918

2017

Crowell, KT, Julian, K, Katzman, M, Berg, A, Tinsley, A, Williams, E, Koltun, W & Messaris, E 2017, 'Compliance with Clostridium difficile treatment guidelines: Effect on patient outcomes', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 145, no. 11, pp. 2185-2192. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0950268817000644
Wrafter, PF, Connelly, TM, Khan, JSA, Lucey, BC, Berg, A, Koltun, W & Joyce, WP 2017, 'Diverticular disease is associated with benign intra-abdominal cystic disease', Expert Review of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, vol. 11, no. 5, pp. 487-490. https://doi.org/10.1080/17474124.2017.1294061
Connelly, TM, Choi, CS, Berg, A, Harris, L, Coble, J & Koltun, W 2017, 'Diverticulitis and Crohn's disease have distinct but overlapping tumor necrosis superfamily 15 haplotypes', Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 214, pp. 262-269. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2017.02.030
Andrew, RE, Lauria, A, Puleo, F, Berg, A & Stewart, D 2017, 'Inpatient infliximab is ineffective at preventing colectomy for steroid refractory extensive colitis', Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 219, pp. 18-24. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2017.05.077
Veldheer, S, Hrabovsky, S, Yingst, J, Sciamanna, C, Berg, A & Foulds, J 2018, 'The Use of Self-Directed Relapse Prevention Booklets to Assist in Maintaining Abstinence After a 6-Week Group Smoking Cessation Treatment Program: A Randomized Controlled Trial', Health Education and Behavior, vol. 45, no. 2, pp. 190-197. https://doi.org/10.1177/1090198117710979

2016

Tagaram, HRS, Desai, D, Li, G, Liu, D, Rountree, CB, Gowda, K, Berg, A, Amin, S, Staveley-O’carroll, KF & Kimchi, ET 2016, 'A selenium containing inhibitor for the treatment of hepatocellular cancer', Pharmaceuticals, vol. 9, no. 2, 18. https://doi.org/10.3390/ph9020018
Liao, JJ, Liao, D & Berg, A 2016, 'Calibrated Bayes Factors in Assessing Genetic Association Models' American Statistician, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 250-256. https://doi.org/10.1080/00031305.2015.1109548
Choi, CS, Berg, A, Sangster, W, Schieffer, KM, Harris, LR, Deiling, SM & Koltun, W 2016, 'Combined Medical and Surgical Approach Improves Healing of Septic Perianal Crohn's Disease', Journal of the American College of Surgeons, vol. 223, no. 3, pp. 506-514.e1. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.05.017
Karamchandani, D, Lehman, HL, Ohanessian, SE, Massé, J, Welsh, PA, Odze, RD, Goldblum, JR, Berg, A & Stairs, D 2016, 'Increasing diagnostic accuracy to grade dysplasia in Barrett's esophagus using an immunohistochemical panel for CDX2, p120ctn, c-Myc and Jagged1', Diagnostic Pathology, vol. 11, no. 1, 23. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13000-016-0473-7
Sangster, W, Berg, A, Choi, CS, Connelly, TM, Chesnut, CH, Koltun, W & Stewart, D 2016, 'Outcomes of early ileocolectomy after percutaneous drainage for perforated ileocolic Crohn's disease', American Journal of Surgery, vol. 212, no. 4, pp. 728-734. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.01.044

2015

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jocd.2014.07.009
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. https://doi.org/10.1242/bio.20137088
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. https://doi.org/10.1093/carcin/bgv039
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. https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2015-0381
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. https://doi.org/10.1126/scisignal.aab1023
Wilson, R, Bortner, JD, Roff, A, Das, A, Battaglioli, EJ, Richie, J, Barnholtz-Sloan, J, Chinchilli, V, Berg, A, Liu, G, Salzberg, AC & El-Bayoumy, K 2015, 'Genetic and environmental influences on plasma vitamin D binding protein concentrations', Translational Research, vol. 165, no. 6, pp. 667-676. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.trsl.2014.08.003
Connelly, TM, Berg, A, Iii, LH, Brinton, D, Deiling, S & Koltun, W 2015, 'Genetic determinants associated with early age of diagnosis of IBD', Diseases of the colon and rectum, vol. 58, no. 3, pp. 321-327. https://doi.org/10.1097/DCR.0000000000000274
He, F, Bixler, E, Liao, JJ, Berg, A, Imamura, Y, Fernandez-Mendoza, J, Vgontzas, A & Liao, D 2015, 'Habitual sleep variability, mediated by nutrition intake, is associated with abdominal obesity in adolescents', Sleep Medicine, vol. 16, no. 12, pp. 1489-1494. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2015.07.028
He, F, Bixler, E, Berg, A, Imamura, Y, Vgontzas, A, Fernandez-Mendoza, J, Yanosky, J & Liao, D 2015, 'Habitual sleep variability, not sleep duration, is associated with caloric intake in adolescents', Sleep Medicine, vol. 16, no. 7, pp. 856-861. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleep.2015.03.004
Coble, J, Schilder, RJ, Berg, A, Drummond, MJ, Rasmussen, BB & Kimball, S 2015, 'Influence of ageing and essential amino acids on quantitative patterns of troponin T alternative splicing in human skeletal muscle', Applied Physiology, Nutrition and Metabolism, vol. 40, no. 8, pp. 788-796. https://doi.org/10.1139/apnm-2014-0568
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. https://doi.org/10.1037/bne0000104
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. https://doi.org/10.1093/carcin/bgv037
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. https://doi.org/10.1002/mc.22187
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. https://doi.org/10.1097/DCR.0000000000000435
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00384-015-2263-1
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2015.05.007

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