Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Arthur Berg, PhD

Arthur Berg, PhD

Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Division of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics
Professor, Department of Surgery
Professor, Department of Neurosurgery
Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Professor, Statistics
Associate Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences
Associate Professor, Department of Surgery
Center for Statistical Genetics
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
asb17@psu.edu

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

Recent Publications

2022

Dinavahi, SS, Chen, YC, Gowda, R, Dhanyamraju, PK, Punnath, K, Desai, D, Berg, A, Kimball, SR, Amin, S, Yang, JM & Robertson, GP 2022, 'Targeting Protein Translation in Melanoma by Inhibiting EEF-2 Kinase Regulates Cholesterol Metabolism though SREBP2 to Inhibit Tumour Development', International journal of molecular sciences, vol. 23, no. 7, 3481. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms23073481

2021

Chen, YC, Dinavahi, SS, Feng, Q, Gowda, R, Ramisetti, S, Xia, X, LaPenna, KB, Chirasani, VR, Cho, SH, Hafenstein, SL, Battu, MB, Berg, A, Sharma, AK, Kirchhausen, T, Dokholyan, NV, Amin, S, He, P & Robertson, GP 2021, 'Activating Sphingosine-1-phospahte signaling in endothelial cells increases myosin light chain phosphorylation to decrease endothelial permeability thereby inhibiting cancer metastasis', Cancer Letters, vol. 506, pp. 107-119. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.canlet.2021.01.004
Farkas, GJ, Swartz, AM, Gorgey, AS, Berg, AS & Gater, D 2021, 'Acute exercise improves glucose effectiveness but not insulin sensitivity in paraplegia', Disability and Rehabilitation. https://doi.org/10.1080/09638288.2021.1913517
Hawila, N & Berg, A 2021, 'Assessing the impact of COVID-19 on registered interventional clinical trials', Clinical and Translational Science, vol. 14, no. 3, pp. 1147-1154. https://doi.org/10.1111/cts.13034
Berg, A 2021, 'Bayesian explorations with dice', Teaching Statistics, vol. 43, no. 3, pp. 114-123. https://doi.org/10.1111/test.12271
Gater, DR, Farkas, GJ, Dolbow, DR, Berg, A & Gorgey, AS 2021, 'Body Composition and Metabolic Assessment After Motor Complete Spinal Cord Injury: Development of a Clinically Relevant Equation to Estimate Body Fat', Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 11-22. https://doi.org/10.46292/sci20-00079
Kline, BP, Yochum, GS, Brinton, DL, Schieffer, KM, Weaver, T, Harris, L, Deiling, S, Berg, AS & Koltun, WA 2021, 'COLQ and ARHGAP15 are associated with diverticular disease and are expressed in the colon', Journal of Surgical Research, vol. 267, pp. 397-403. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2021.05.043
Lafferty, L, Wawrzyniak, J, Chambers, M, Pagliarulo, T, Berg, A, Hawila, N & Silvis, M 2021, 'Clinical Indoor Running Gait Analysis May Not Approximate Outdoor Running Gait Based on Novel Drone Technology', Sports Health. https://doi.org/10.1177/19417381211050931
Kline, BP, Weaver, T, Brinton, DL, Harris, L, Yochum, GS, Berg, AS & Koltun, WA 2021, 'Clinical and Genetic Factors Impact Time to Surgical Recurrence After Ileocolectomy for Crohn's Disease', Annals of surgery, vol. 274, no. 2, pp. 346-351. https://doi.org/10.1097/SLA.0000000000003660
Farkas, GJ, Gordon, PS, Trewick, N, Gorgey, AS, Dolbow, DR, Tiozzo, E, Berg, AS & Gater, DR 2021, 'Comparison of various indices in identifying insulin resistance and diabetes in chronic spinal cord injury', Journal of Clinical Medicine, vol. 10, no. 23, 5591. https://doi.org/10.3390/jcm10235591
Berg, A 2021, 'Concursos de modelos bayesianos para el salón de clases', Revista Colombiana de Estadistica, vol. 44, no. 2, pp. 243-252. https://doi.org/10.15446/rce.v44n2.89102
Golla, U, Ehudin, MA, Annageldiyev, C, Zeng, Z, Bastihalli Tukaramrao, D, Tarren, A, Date, AA, Elcheva, I, Berg, A, Amin, S, Loughran, TP, Kester, M, Desai, D, Dovat, S, Claxton, D & Sharma, A 2021, 'Dj4 targets the rho-associated protein kinase pathway and attenuates disease progression in preclinical murine models of acute myeloid leukemia', Cancers, vol. 13, no. 19, 4889. https://doi.org/10.3390/cancers13194889
Farkas, GJ, Gorgey, AS, Dolbow, DR, Berg, AS & Gater, DR 2021, 'Energy Expenditure, Cardiorespiratory Fitness, and Body Composition Following Arm Cycling or Functional Electrical Stimulation Exercises in Spinal Cord Injury: A 16-Week Randomized Controlled Trial', Topics in Spinal Cord Injury Rehabilitation, vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 121-134. https://doi.org/10.46292/sci20-00065
Batra, EK, Palusci, VJ & Berg, A 2022, 'Factors Associated with Child Maltreatment Fatality among Young Children with an Open Child Protective Services Case at Death', Child Abuse Review, vol. 31, no. 2, CAR2734. https://doi.org/10.1002/car.2734
Radico, J, Oser, T, Fausnight, T, Berg, A, Ouyang, A & Leong, SL 2021, 'Factors that Influence Work Family Conflict for Women Faculty [version 1]', MedEd Publish. https://doi.org/10.15694/mep.2021.000063.1
Veldheer, S, Scartozzi, C, Bordner, CR, Opara, C, Williams, B, Weaver, L, Rodriguez, D, Berg, A & Sciamanna, C 2021, 'Impact of a Prescription Produce Program on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Risk Outcomes', Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, vol. 53, no. 12, pp. 1008-1017. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2021.07.005
Raca, G, Abdel-Azim, H, Yue, F, Broach, J, Payne, JL, Reeves, ME, Gowda, C, Schramm, J, Desai, D, Dovat, E, Hu, T, Berg, AS, Bhojwani, D, Payne, KJ & Dovat, S 2021, 'Increased Incidence of IKZF1 deletions and IGH-CRLF2 translocations in B-ALL of Hispanic/Latino children—a novel health disparity', Leukemia, vol. 35, no. 8, pp. 2399-2402. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41375-021-01133-4
GWAS and Sequencing Consortium of Alcohol and Nicotine Use (GSCAN) 2021, 'Model-based assessment of replicability for genome-wide association meta-analysis', Nature communications, vol. 12, no. 1, 1964. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-021-21226-z
Partin, M, Sanchez, A, Poulson, J, Berg, A, Parascando, J & Ramirez, SI 2021, 'Social inequities between prenatal patients in family medicine and obstetrics and gynecology with similar outcomes', Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 181-188. https://doi.org/10.3122/jabfm.2021.01.200279
Berg, A & Hawila, N 2021, 'Some teaching resources using R with illustrative examples exploring COVID-19 data', Teaching Statistics, vol. 43, no. S1, pp. S98-S109. https://doi.org/10.1111/test.12258

2020

Liao, JG, Berg, A & McMurry, TL 2021, 'A Robustified Posterior for Bayesian Inference on a Large Number of Parallel Effects', American Statistician, vol. 75, no. 2, pp. 145-151. https://doi.org/10.1080/00031305.2019.1701549
Berg, A 2020, 'Assessing the Impact of the NIH CTSA Program on Clinical Trials Registered With ClinicalTrials.gov', Clinical and Translational Science, vol. 13, no. 4, pp. 818-825. https://doi.org/10.1111/cts.12775
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. https://doi.org/10.1111/test.12220
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. https://doi.org/10.1097/DCR.0000000000001574
Liao, JG, Midya, V & Berg, A 2021, 'Connecting and Contrasting the Bayes Factor and a Modified ROPE Procedure for Testing Interval Null Hypotheses', American Statistician, vol. 75, no. 3, pp. 256-264. https://doi.org/10.1080/00031305.2019.1701550
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. https://doi.org/10.1158/1535-7163.MCT-19-0360
Noel, OF, Berg, A, Onyango, N & MacKay, DR 2020, 'Ethnic and Gender Diversity Comparison between Surgical Patients and Caring Surgeons', Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery - Global Open. https://doi.org/10.1097/GOX.0000000000003198
Riley, TD, Curry, WJ, Beck, MJ, Berg, A & Ruffin, MT 2020, 'Feasibility of nonanonymous burnout surveys in a large academic department', Family medicine, vol. 54, no. 4, pp. 278-281. https://doi.org/10.22454/FamMed.2020.471855
Farkas, GJ, Gordon, PS, Swartz, AM, Berg, AS & Gater, DR 2020, 'Influence of mid and low paraplegia on cardiorespiratory fitness and energy expenditure', Spinal cord series and cases, vol. 6, no. 1, 110. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41394-020-00363-5
Liu, R, Onks, C, Petscavage-Thomas, J, Walker, E, Berg, A, Silvis, M & Dhawan, A 2021, 'Prevalence of shoulder labral abnormalities on MRI in a non-athletic asymptomatic young adult population', Skeletal Radiology, vol. 50, no. 5, pp. 921-925. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00256-020-03629-z
Berg, A 2021, 'Statistical Analysis of the International Mathematical Olympiad', Mathematical Intelligencer, vol. 43, no. 1, pp. 105-112. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00283-020-10015-z

2019

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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-38587-7
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. https://doi.org/10.1097/PHM.0000000000001166
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, pp. 256. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41393-019-0252-x
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', JMIR Diabetes, vol. 4, no. 2, e13634. https://doi.org/10.2196/13634
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.
Sheehan, JP, Grills, I, Chiang, VL, Dong, H, Berg, A, Warnick, RE, Kondziolka, D & Kavanagh, B 2019, 'Quality of life outcomes for brain metastasis patients treated with stereotactic radiosurgery: pre-procedural predictive factors from a prospective national registry', Journal of neurosurgery, vol. 131, no. 6, pp. 1848-1854. https://doi.org/10.3171/2018.8.JNS181599
Berg, A, Politis, D, Suaray, K & Zeng, H 2020, 'Reduced bias nonparametric lifetime density and hazard estimation', Test, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 704-727. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11749-019-00677-z
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. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0212850
Brunke-Reese, D, Ssentongo, P, Ssentongo, AE, Phillips, BE, Pauli, EM, Berg, A, Kelleher, SL & Soybel, DI 2019, 'The Role of Genetic Variant rs13266634 in SLC30A8/ZnT8 in Postoperative Hyperglycemia after Major Abdominal Surgery', Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, vol. 104, no. 9, pp. 3877-3892. https://doi.org/10.1210/jc.2018-02588

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, 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. 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
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2018.1498262
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2017.1423266
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2018.1436125
Liao, JG & Berg, A 2019, 'Sharpening Jensen's Inequality', American Statistician, vol. 73, no. 3, pp. 278-281. 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, 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. https://doi.org/10.2337/cd17-0081
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. https://doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2017.1357918

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