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
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Gene Expression
  • Mutation
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Alleles
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Haplotypes

Recent Publications


Liao, JG, Berg, A & McMurry, TL 2020, 'A Robustified Posterior for Bayesian Inference on a Large Number of Parallel Effects', American Statistician.
Berg, A 2020, 'Assessing the Impact of the NIH CTSA Program on Clinical Trials Registered With', Clinical and Translational Science.
Berg, A 2020, 'Bayesian statistics in the classroom: Introducing shrinkage with basketball statistics and the internet movie database', Teaching Statistics, vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 47-53.
Kline, BP, Weaver, T, Brinton, DL, Deiling, S, Yochum, GS, Berg, AS & Koltun, WA 2020, 'Clinical and Genetic Factors Associated With Complications After Crohn's Ileocolectomy', Diseases of the colon and rectum, vol. 63, no. 3, pp. 357-364.
Liao, JG, Midya, V & Berg, A 2020, 'Connecting and Contrasting the Bayes Factor and a Modified ROPE Procedure for Testing Interval Null Hypotheses', American Statistician.
Dinavahi, SS, Gowda, R, Gowda, K, Bazewicz, CG, Chirasani, VR, Battu, MB, Berg, A, Dokholyan, NV, Amin, S & Robertson, GP 2020, 'Development of a Novel Multi-Isoform ALDH Inhibitor Effective as an Antimelanoma Agent', Molecular cancer therapeutics, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 447-459.


He, F, Berg, A, Imamura Kawasawa, Y, Bixler, EO, 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.
Farkas, GJ, Gorgey, AS, Dolbow, DR, Berg, AS & Gater, DR 2019, 'Caloric Intake Relative to Total Daily Energy Expenditure Using a Spinal Cord Injury-Specific Correction Factor: An Analysis by Level of Injury', American journal of physical medicine & rehabilitation, vol. 98, no. 11, pp. 947-952.
Farkas, GJ, Pitot, MA, Berg, AS & Gater, DR 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.
Riley, T, Radico, J, Parascando, J, Berg, A & Oser, T 2019, 'Gaps in Recognition Among Family Medicine Providers: An Opportunity to Reduce Work-Home Conflict and Improve Retention', Paper presented at 47th NAPCRG Annual Meeting, 11/16/19 - 11/20/19.
Oser, SM, Stuckey, HL, Parascando, JA, McGinley, EL, Berg, A & Oser, TK 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.
Radico, J, Oser, T, Fausnight, T, Ouyang, A, Berg, A, Dong, H & Leong, SL 2019, 'Interplay between Culture, Work-to-Family Conflict, and Work Demands in Women in Primary Care', Paper presented at STFM Annual Spring Conference, 5/27/19 - 6/1/19.
Berg, A, Politis, D, Suaray, K & Zeng, H 2019, 'Reduced bias nonparametric lifetime density and hazard estimation', Test.
Matthews, SM, Eshelman, MA, Berg, AS, Koltun, WA & Yochum, GS 2019, 'The Crohn’s disease associated SNP rs6651252 impacts MYC gene expression in human colonic epithelial cells', PloS one, vol. 14, no. 2, e0212850.


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.
Farkas, GJ, Pitot, MA, Berg, AS & Gater, DR 2019, 'Nutritional status in chronic spinal cord injury: a systematic review and meta-analysis', Spinal Cord, vol. 57, no. 1, pp. 3-17.
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.
Rice, L, Sung, JH, Keane, K, Peterson, E, Sosnoff, J, Farkas, G, Swartz, A, Strath, S, Gorgey, A, Berg, A, Gater, D, Dyson-Hudson, T, Malanga, G, Cherian, C, Michalec, M, Kirshblum, S, Miller, C, Garlanger, K, Kortes, S, Schnorenberg, A, Slavens, B, Lee, K, Potter-Baker, K, Frost, F, Plow, E, Solinsky, R, Wilson, C, Henry, CA, Lombard, A, Maher, M, Weir, J, Saeed, S, Cirnigliaro, C, Specht, A, Garbarini, E, Augustine, J, Forrest, G, Bauman, W, Maher, M, Lombard, A, Kirshblum, S, Hearn, J, Razvi, IS, Sikka, S, Callender, L, Bennett, M, Robertson, K, Driver, S, Kline-Quiroz, C, Donovan, J, Botticello, A, Arnold, D, Latham, N, Houlihan, B, Bickmore, T, Trinh, H, Shamekhi, A, Ellis, T, LaVela, SL, Burkhart, E, Kale, I, Bombardier, C, Snoxell, E, Knezevic, S, Hong, EK, Asselin, P, Cirnigliaro, C, Kornfeld, S, Gorman, P, Forrest, G, Bauman, W, Farkas, G, Berg, A, Gater, D, Cleveland, C, Gabet, J, Harrington, A, Arenth, P, Farkas, G, Gorgey, A, Dolbow, D, Berg, A, Gater, D, Luther, S, Finch, D, Bouayad, L, Cirnigliaro, C, Donovan, J, Forrest, G, Gater, D, Kopp, M, Watzlawick, R, Martus, P, Failli, V, Finkenstaedt, F, Chen, Y, DeVivo, M, Dirnagl, U, Schwab, J, LiMonta, J, Santiago, T, Wu, YK, Harel, N, Monden, K, Trost, Z, Nguyen, N, Morse, L, Boals, A, Wenzel, L, Silveira, S, Hughes, R, Nosek, M, LeDoux, T, Taylor, H, Diaz, L, Robinson-Whelen, S, Garshick, E, Betz, K, Krause, J, Cao, Y, Li, C, Hon, B, Kirshblum, S, Khong, CM, Dirlikov, B, Shem, K, Charlifue, S, Song, S & Burns, S 2018, 'Presentation abstracts', The journal of spinal cord medicine, vol. 41, no. 5, pp. 599-622.
Gater, DR, Farkas, GJ, Berg, AS & 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.
Farkas, GJ, Gorgey, AS, Dolbow, DR, Berg, AS & Gater, DR 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.
Liao, JG & Berg, A 2019, 'Sharpening Jensen's Inequality', American Statistician, vol. 73, no. 3, pp. 278-281.
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.
Chen, P, Hallock, KK, Mulvey, CL, Berg, AS & Cherian, VT 2018, 'The effect of elevated A1C on immediate postoperative complications: A prospective observational study', Clinical Diabetes, vol. 36, no. 2, pp. 128-132.
Farkas, GJ, Gorgey, AS, Dolbow, DR, Berg, AS & Gater, DR 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.


Crowell, KT, Julian, KG, Katzman, M, Berg, AS, Tinsley, A, Williams, ED, Koltun, WA & Messaris, E 2017, 'Compliance with Clostridium difficile treatment guidelines: Effect on patient outcomes', Epidemiology and Infection, vol. 145, no. 11, pp. 2185-2192.
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.
Connelly, TM, Choi, CS, Berg, AS, Harris, L, Coble, J & Koltun, WA 2017, 'Diverticulitis and Crohn's disease have distinct but overlapping tumor necrosis superfamily 15 haplotypes', Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 214, pp. 262-269.
Andrew, RE, Lauria, A, Puleo, FJ, Berg, A & Stewart, DB 2017, 'Inpatient infliximab is ineffective at preventing colectomy for steroid refractory extensive colitis', Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 219, pp. 18-24.
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.


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.
Liao, JG, Liao, D & Berg, A 2016, 'Calibrated Bayes Factors in Assessing Genetic Association Models', American Statistician, vol. 70, no. 3, pp. 250-256.
Choi, CS, Berg, AS, Sangster, W, Schieffer, KM, Harris, LR, Deiling, SM & Koltun, WA 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.
Karamchandani, DM, Lehman, HL, Ohanessian, SE, Massé, J, Welsh, PA, Odze, RD, Goldblum, JR, Berg, AS & Stairs, DB 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.
Sangster, W, Berg, AS, Choi, CS, Connelly, TM, Chesnut, CH, Koltun, WA & Stewart, DB 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.
Luo, J, Berg, A, Ahn, K, Das, K, Li, J, Wang, Z, Li, Y & Wu, R 2016, [No title available]. in Handbook of Adaptive Designs in Pharmaceutical and Clinical Development. CRC Press.

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