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Diane C. Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN

Associate Professor and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar

Phone: (919) 259-4812
Email: dberry@email.unc.edu
Specialty Area: Adult Health, Children’s Health, Clinical, Public Health and Community Practice, Qualitative & Mixed-Methods Research Methodology, Research, Women’s Health

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
School of Nursing
4013 Carrington Hall, CB #7460
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7460

Office: 4106

Dr. Berry focuses on management and prevention of obesity, type 2 diabetes and gestational diabetes mellitus using community-based research in English and Spanish. Current research interests include translation science focusing on dissemination and implementation using web-based and smart phone interventions. She also continues to practice as a Nurse Practitioner in the University of North Carolina Health Care Emergency Department.    
  • 2014-National Association of Counties Award for Club Choice Plus
  • 2014-Present-Fellow of the Academy of Nursing
  • 2014-Present-Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar
  • 2013-2014-Carrington School of Nursing Faculty Leave
  • 2012-Present-Fellow of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • 2012-Faculty Development Scholar in Health Literacy, Practice Improvement and Aging
  • 2011-The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentorship and Education (Nominated)
  • 2010-The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing Faculty Award for Excellence in Doctoral Mentorship and Education (Nominated)
  • 2007-The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award
  • 2005-Present-Sigma Theta Tau, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, Alpha Alpha Chapter (Member)
  • 2003-2005-Sigma Theta Tau, Yale University School of Nursing, Delta Mu Chapter (Member)
  • 2002-Boston College School of Nursing Distinctive Dissertation Award
  • 1997-Boston College School of Nursing Leadership Award
  • 1997-Boston College School of Nursing Voluntary Service Award
  • 1996-New England Medical Center Hospital Nursing Academic Excellence Award
  • 1996-Boston College Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award
  • 1996-Boston College Outstanding Graduate Student Award
  • 1996-Sigma Theta Tau, Boston College School of Nursing, Alpha Chi Chapter (Member)
  • 1985-1995-Sigma Theta Tau, Lenoir Rhyne College of Nursing, Mu Alpha Chapter (Member)
  • 1985-Present -Sigma Theta Tau International (Member)
Dr. Berry's expertise is in developing community-based nutrition and exercise education and cognitive theory-based interventions for families in English and Spanish in North Carolina and Mexico.
Book Chapters
  • Berry, D.C. (in press).Weight management. In B. Hackley, J. Krieb, & M.E. Rousseau (Eds.), Primary care of women: A guide for midwives and women’s health providers. Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett.
  • Berry, D. (2011). Family dietary and exercise patterns. In M.J. Craft-Rosenberg (Ed.). Encyclopedia of family health (pp.321-323). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Berry, D. (2006). Linking theory, research and clinical practice in weight management. In C. Roy & D. Jones (Eds.), Nursing knowledge development and clinical practice (pp. 287-294). New York: Springer.
  • Berry, D., & Whitfill, K. (2006). Weight management. In B. Hackley, J. Krieb, & M.E. Rousseau (Eds.), Primary care of women: A guide for midwives and women’s health providers (pp.139-192). Sudbury, MA: Jones & Bartlett. Academy of Certified Nurse Midwives Book of the Year Award.
_________________________________________________   Articles in Refereed Journals
  • student mentored manuscript*
  • data-based manuscript#
  • senior author+
  • #+Berry, D.C., Williams, W.M., Hall, E.G., Heroux, R., & Lewis, T.B. (under review). Imbedding diabetes group visits into a community-based clinic setting. Diabetes Educator.
  • #+Berry, D.C., Verbiest, S., Hall, E.G., Neal, M., Norton, D., Willis, S., & Stuebe, A.M. (under review). A postpartum community-based weight management intervention designed for low-income women: feasibility and initial efficacy. Journal of the National Black Nurses Association.
  • #+Williams, W.M., & Berry, D.C. (under review). Is the school environment contributing to physical inactivity among African American high school girls: a qualitative study exploring why black high school girls are less physically active? Journal of School Nursing.
  • #+Guadalupe, Ortiz, Compeán L., Pérez, Del Ángel, B., Gonzalez, Reséndiz, E., Cabriales, Gallegos, E.C., & Martínez, Piñones, S. Berry, D.C. (under review). Self-care behaviors and glycemic control in low-income Mexican adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus in México. Clinical Nursing Research.
  • #+McMurray, R.M., & Schwartz, T.A., Hall, E.G, Lamb, D., & Lin, S., Berry, D.C. (under review). Correlates of physical activity in obese parent child dyads. International Journal of Nursing Research.
  • #+Paez-Erickson, S., & Berry, D.C. (in press). Healthy daughters, healthy futures: a focus group analysis to determine factors for enhancing positive youth development for Latina adolescents. Hispanic Health Care International.
  • #+Williams, W.M., & Berry, D.C. (in press). Is the school environment contributing to physical inactivity among African American high school girls: a qualitative study exploring why black high school girls are less physically active? Journal of School Nursing.
  • #+Guadalupe, Ortiz,, Compeán L., Pérez, Del Ángel, B., Gonzalez, Reséndiz, E., Cabriales, Gallegos, E.C., & Martínez, Piñones, S. Berry, D.C. (in press) Self-care behaviors and glycemic control in low-income Mexican adults with type 2 diabetes mellitus in México. Clinical Nursing Research.
  • #+Paez-Erickson, S., & Berry, D.C. (in press). Healthy daughters, healthy futures: a focus group analysis to determine factors for enhancing positive youth development for Latina adolescents. Hispanic Health Care International.
  • #+Berry, D.C., Schwartz, T.A., McMurray, R.G., Skelly, A.H., Neal, M., Hall, E.G., Amaulti, D. J., & Melkus, G. (2014). Results of the Family Partners for Health Study: a 5 year, cluster randomized, controlled trial for weight management of children and parents. Nutrition and Diabetes (Nature Publishing Group), 4,1-9, e101; doi:10.1038/nutd.2013.42
  • *#+Williams, W., & Berry, D.C. (2014). It’s time to get moving: what Black mothers say about physical activity. Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, 25(2),47-54.
  • #Hackley, B., Kenny, H., Berry, D.C., & Melkus, G. (2014). Excessive weight gain: a mixed method study on factors influencing prenatal weight gain in ethnic minority women. Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health, 4, 388-398.
  • +Guadalupe Ortiz, Compeán, L., Berry, D.C., Ruiz, Castillo, O., González, Reséndiz, E., Rivas, Del Ángel. E., & Pérez, Aguilera, P. (2014). Understanding basic carbohydrate counting, glycemic index and glycemic load for improved glycemic control in Hispanics with type 2 diabetes. Hispanic Health Care International, 12(3), 1-8.
  • *#+Joseph, L., Berry, D.C., & Jessup, A. (2014). Interventions for type 2 diabetes in South Asian Indians: a review of the literature. Clinical Nursing Research. 2014 Apr 29. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 24789938
  • *#+Gonzalez, L., Berry, D.C. & Davidson, J. (2013). Diabetes self-management education interventions and glycemic control among Hispanics: A literature review. Hispanic Health Care International11(4),157-166.
  • +Berry, D.C., Neal, M., Hall, E.G., Schwartz, T.A., Verbiest, S. Goodnight, W., Brody, S., Dorman, K., Menard, M.K., & Stuebe, A.M. (2013). Rationale, design, and methods for the optimizing outcomes in women with gestational diabetes mellitus and their infants study. BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 13, 184: doi: 10:1186/147-2393-13-184. PMID Pending.
  • +Berry, D. C., Neal, M., Hall, E.G., McMurray, R.G., Schwartz, T.A., Skelly, A.H., & Smith-Miller, C. (2013). Recruitment and retention strategies for a community-based weight management study for multi-ethnic elementary school children and parents. Public Health Nursing, 30(1), 80-86. PMID: 23294390
  • *#+Tang, S.M., Wang, H.W., Berry, D., & Chen, M.F. (2013). Concept analysis of resilience in adolescence: a case of an adolescent with type 1 diabetes. Tzu Chi Nursing Journal, 12, 58-65.
  • *#+deRosett, L., Berry, D.C. & Sanchez-Lugo, L., Ritter, K. Purdum, C., Santolim, V., Gilliland, R., & Pender, L. (2013). Mama Sana…Usted Sana: Lessons learned from a postpartum weight loss intervention for Hispanic women with infants six months or less. Hispanic Health Care International, 11, 78-86.
  • *#Lowenstein, L.M., Perrin, E.M., Berry, D., Vu, M.B., Pullen-Davis, L., Cai, J., Tzeng, J., & Ammerman, A. (2013). Child obesity prevention: Father’s reflections with healthcare providers. Childhood Obesity, 9(2), 137-143. PMID: 23472966.
  • *#+Thompson, W., & Berry, D. (2013). A church-based intervention to promote physical activity in black adolescent girls: It’s all about F.U.N. Public Health Nursing, 30(3), 221-230. PMID: 23586766
  • *#+Hodges, E., Smith, C., Tidwell, S., & Berry, D.  (2013). Promoting physical activity in preschoolers to prevent obesity: A review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 28(1), 3-19. PMID: 22326400
  • *#+Giffuni, J., McMurray, R., Schwartz, T. & Berry, D. (2012).  Actical accelerometry cut-points for quantifying levels of exertion: comparing normal and overweight adults. International Journal of Exercise Science, 5(2), 170-182.
  • +Berry, D., Schwartz, T., McMurray, R., Skelly, A., Sanchez, M., Neal, M., & Hall, G. (2012). Rationale, design, methods, and sample characteristics of the Family Partners for Health Study: a cluster randomized controlled study. BMC Public Health. PMID: 22463125
  • *#Bethea, T.C., Berry, D., Maloney, A.E., & Sikich, L. (2012). Pilot study of an active screen time game correlates with improved physical fitness in minority elementary school youth. Games for Health Journal, 1, 29-36.
  • #+Berry, D., Colindres, M., Sanchez-Lugo, L., Sanchez, M., Neal, M., Smith-Miller, C. (2011). Adapting, feasibility testing, and pilot testing a weight management intervention for recently immigrated Spanish-speaking women and their 2-to-4 year old children. Hispanic Health Care International, 9, 186-193.
  • *#+Jang, M., & Berry, D. (2011). Overweight, obesity, and metabolic syndrome in South Korean adults and children: A review of the literature. Clinical Nursing Research, 20(3), 276-91. PMID: 21521826
  • *#Hackley, B., Fennie, K., Applebaum, J., Berry, D., & Melkus, G. (2010). The effect of language preference on prenatal weight gain and postpartum weight retention in urban Hispanic women. Ethnicity & Disease, 20(2), 162-168. PMID: 20503897
  • *#+Berry, D., Turner, M., Biederman, D., & Flanagan, O. (2009). Benefits for Latino, African American, and Caucasian children and parents taught together in the same community-based weight management intervention. Hispanic Health Care International, 7, 203-212.
  • #+Berry, D., Samos, M., Storti, S., & Grey, M. (2009). Listening to concerns about type 2 diabetes in a Native American community. Journal of Cultural Diversity: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 16, 56-63.
  • #+Berry, D., Colindres, M., Vu, M.B., Pullen-Davis, L., Chung, G., Lowenstein, L., & Ammerman, A. (2009). Latino caregiver’s insight into childhood overweight, management, and their relationship with their health care providers. Hispanic Health Care International, 7, 11-20.
  • *#+Thompson, E., Berry, D., & Nasir, L. (2009). Weight management in African-Americans using church-based community interventions to prevent type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, 20, 59-65.
  • *#Bingham, M.O., Harrell, J.S., Takada, H., Washino, K., Bradley, C., Berry, D., Park, H.J., & Charles, M.A. (2009). Obesity and cholesterol in Japanese, French, and U.S. children. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 24, 314-322. PMID: 19632508
  • *#+Auger, S., Verbiest, S., Berry, D., Bordeaux, B. Ewell-Lewis, H., & Colindres, M. (2009). Improving prenatal care for Hispanic mothers: Health professional perspectives. Migrant    Clinicians Network Streamline, 1-4.
  • *#+Allman, E., Berry, D., & Nasir, L. (2009). Depression and coping in heart failure patients: A review of the literature. Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing, 24, 106-117. PMID:19242276
  • *#+Reddersen, L.A., Keen, C., Nasir, L., & Berry, D. (2008). Diastolic heart failure: State of the science on best treatment practices. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 20, 506-14. PMID: 19128346
  • *#+Blevins, L., Berry, D., & Barksdale, D. (2008). Management of cardiovascular disease in African-American women: Utility of the metabolic syndrome guidelines. The Journal of the National Black Nurses Association, 19, 52-62.
  • #+Berry, D., Grey, M., Savoye, M., & Melkus, G. (2007). An intervention for multiethnic overweight and obese parents and their overweight children. Applied Nursing Research, 20, 63-71. PMID: 17481469
  • Berry, D., & Melkus, G. (2006). Epidemiological perspectives and risk for developing diabetes. Nursing Clinics, 41, 487-498. PMID: 17059970
  • Berry, D., Urban, A., & Grey, M. (2006). Management of type 2 diabetes in youth (Part 2). Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 20, 88-97. PMID: 16522485
  • Berry, D., Urban, A., & Grey, M. (2006). Understanding the development and prevention of type 2 diabetes in youth (Part 1). Journal of Pediatric Health Care, 20, 3-10. PMID: 16399474
  • *#Savoye, M., Berry, D., Dziura, J., Shaw, M., Serrecchia, J.B., Barbetta, G., Rose, P., & Caprio, S. (2005). Anthropometric and psychosocial changes in obese adolescents enrolled in a weight management program. Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 105, 364-370. PMID: 15746823
  • *#+Rodriquez-Santos, G., Berry, D., & Grey, M. (2005). A comparison of clinical factors and health and psychosocial behaviors of Hispanic and African American youth at risk for type 2 diabetes. Hispanic Health Care International, 3(2), 77-86.
  • +Berry, D., Galasso, P., Melkus, G., Grey, M. (2004). Obesity in youth: Implications for the advanced practice nurse in primary care. Journal of the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, 16, 326-334.
  • #+Berry, D., Sheehan, R., Heschel, R., Knafl, K., & Grey, M. (2004). Family-based interventions for childhood obesity: A review. Journal of Family Nursing, 10, 429-449.
  • #Berry, D. (2004). An emerging model of behavior change in women maintaining weight loss. Nursing Science Quarterly, 17, 242-252. PMID: 15200728
  • #Grey, M., Berry, D., Davidson, M., Gustafson, E., Galasso, P., & Melkus, G. (2004). Preliminary testing of a program to prevent type 2 diabetes among high-risk youth. Journal of School Health, 74, 10-15. PMID: 15022370
  • Grey, M., & Berry, D. (2004). Coping skills training and problem solving in diabetes. Current Diabetes Reports, 4, 126-131. PMID: 15035973
  • Urban, A., Berry, D., & Grey, M. (2004). Optimizing outcomes in adolescents with type 1 diabetes and their families. Journal of Clinical Outcomes Management, 11, 299-306.
  • +Berry, D., Whittemore, R., Lindemann, E., Dann-Urban, A., & Grey, M. (2003). Management of depression in children and adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners, 7, 60-70.
  • #Carroll, D., Robinson, E., Buselli, E., Berry, D., & Rankin, S. (2001). Mending hearts together: An advanced practice intervention study. Clinical Nurse Specialist, 15, 60-66.
  • #Shindul-Rothchild, J., Long-Middleton, E., & Berry, D. (1997). 10 keys to quality care. American Journal of Nursing, 97, 35-43.
  • #Shindul-Rothchild, J., Berry, D., & Long-Middleton, E. (1996). Where have all the nurses gone? Final results of our patient care survey. American Journal of Nursing, 96, 25-44.
 
Current Research Support
  • Principal Investigators of Pilot Study: Gary Cuddeback, Diane Berry, and Robin Reed. Management of Type 2 Diabetes in Patients with Severe Mental Illness. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Diabetes Translation Research to Reduce Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, PI: Richard Davis, P30DK093002, 2013-2015.
  • Principal Investigators: Diane Berry and Alison Stuebe. Optimizing Outcomes in Women with Gestational Diabetes Mellitus and their Infants. The National Institutes of Health: The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Disease, 2012-2015 NCE, 1R21DK092750-01A1.
  • Co-Investigator and Co-Director: Diane Berry, Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Training on Theory-Based Nursing Intervention to Prevent and Manage Chronic Illness, Competing Continuation, National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Nursing Research, PI: Merle Mishel; Sheila Santacroce, T32NR07091, 1996-2016 (Served from 10/01/2013-Present).
_____________________________________________________ Completed Research Support
  • Principal Investigators: Diane Berry and Alison Stuebe. Understanding Low-Income Minority Women’s Needs Prior to Developing a Technology-Based Weight Management Program. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, School of Nursing Research Support Center, Support Pilots for Advancing Research Knowledge (SPARK), 2013-2014.
  • Principal Investigators: Diane Berry and Sarah Verbiest. Club Choice Plus: Building a Sustainable Weight Management Program in a Federally Qualified Public Health Department. The John Rex Foundation, 2012-2013.
  • Principal Investigators: Diane Berry and Tara Burnett-Lewis. Developing a Model for Group Diabetes Visits at the Alliance Medical Ministry Grace Clinic. Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust and the Duke University Health System Charitable Grants, 2011-2013.
  • Principal Investigators: Diane Berry and Sarah Verbiest. Reducing the Risk of Chronic Disease: A Group-Based Weight Loss Program for Postpartum Mothers. Pilot Award, UL1RR025747, National Institutes of Health and National Center for Research Resources and The John Rex Foundation, 50KR1098709, 2010-2011.
  • Contributing Faculty: Diane Berry, Research Training: Health Care Quality and Patient Outcomes, National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Nursing Research, PI: Barbara Mark, 1T32NR08856, 2004-2015 (Served from 10/1/2010-Present).
  • Principal Investigator: Diane Berry, Data Analysis of a Community-Based Intervention to Manage Overweight and Prevent Type 2 Diabetes in Spanish-Speaking Women and Prevent Excess Weight Gain in their 2-to-4 year old Children, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Faculty Development Award, 2010-2011.
  • Principal Investigator: Diane Berry, A Pilot Study to Test a Community-Based Intervention to Manage Overweight and Prevent Type 2 diabetes in Spanish-Speaking Women and Prevent Excess Weight Gain in their 2-to-4 year Old Children. Pilot Award UL1RR025747, National Institutes of Health and National Center for Research Resources, 10KR10801, 2009-2010.
  • Core Faculty: Diane Berry, Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Training in Maternal and Child Health, National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Maternal and Child Health, PI: Barry Popkin. 1T32HD057824, 2008-2013.
  • Research Consultant: Diane Berry, Teach-With-Stories: Lay Educator Prenatal Program for Hispanics. National Institutes of Health and National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities. Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I, PI: Susan Auger, 1R43MD002713-01, 2008-2009.
  • Principal Investigator: Diane Berry, Children and Parents Partnering Together to Manage their Weight, National Institutes of Health and the National Institute of Nursing Research, 1R0100254-05, 2007-2012.
  • Principal Investigator of Feasibility Study: Diane Berry, Nutrition and Exercise Education, Coping Skills Training, and Physical Activity Feasibility Study for Spanish-Speaking Mexican Women and their 2-to-9 year old Children, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, Center for Innovation in Health Disparities Research, National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research and National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, PI: Chris McQuiston, 5P20NR8369-05, 2006-2007.
  • Director of Outreach and Dissemination for the Center for Innovation in Health Disparities Research at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing: Diane Berry. National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Nursing Research and National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities, PI: Chris McQuiston; 5P20NR8369, 2002-2007 (Served from 8/1/06-6/30/2007).
  • Co-Investigator: Diane Berry, Primary Care and Communities Tackling Obesity in Kids, National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, PI: Alice Ammerman, 1RO1HD050981-05, 2005-2010 (Served on Phase I from 10/1/06-6/30/07).
  • Core Faculty: Diane Berry, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Obesity Training Predoctoral and Postdoctoral Fellowships, National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Mental Health, PI: Barry Popkin, T32MH075854, 2006-2011.
  • Co-Investigator: Diane Berry, Studies to Treat or Prevent Pediatric Type 2 Diabetes Clinical Trial, The National Institutes of Health and The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, PI: Kathryn Hirst, U01DKG1223, 2002-2009 (Served from 08/01/05-08/01/06).
  • Co-Investigator: Diane Berry, Dancer Exercise Intervention, Gatorade Foundation, Multiple PIs: Barbara Maloney and Terrence Bethea, 2004-2006 (Served from 09/01/05-01/01/06).
  • Co-Investigator: Diane Berry, Weight Gain and Retention in Pregnant and Postpartum Black and Hispanic Women, PI: Barbara Hackley, Yale University School of Nursing Beatrice Renfield Grant, 2004-2005 (Served from 01/01/04-12/31/05).
  • Trainee: Diane Berry, Institutional Training Grant for Self and Family Management, National Institutes of Health and National Institute of Nursing Research, PI: Margaret Grey, T32NR008346, 2003-2005.