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

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
  • Spinal Cord Injuries

Recent Publications

2020

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/00031305.2019.1701550

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. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41393-019-0252-x
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. https://doi.org/10.2196/13634
Berg, A, Politis, D, Suaray, K & Zeng, H 2019, 'Reduced bias nonparametric lifetime density and hazard estimation', Test. 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

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
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, 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, 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

2017

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. 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, 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jss.2017.02.030
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. 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, JG, 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, 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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jamcollsurg.2016.05.017
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. https://doi.org/10.1186/s13000-016-0473-7
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjsurg.2016.01.044

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