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Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP

Associate Professor

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

Office: 4106

Phone: (919) 843-8561

Email: dberry@email.unc.edu

Specialty Area: Adult Health

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 Support

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, 2012-2014, 1R21DK092750-01A1.

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.

Completed Research Support

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. 

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.

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).

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).

Publications (last  2 years)

Lowenstein, L.M., Perrin, E.M., Berry, D., Vu, M.B., Pullen-Davis, L., Cai, J., Tzeng, J., & Ammerman, A. (in press). Father’s experiences and perceptions with their children’s doctors about obesity. Childhood Obesity.

Gonzalez, L., Berry, D. & Davidson, J. (in press). Diabetes self-management education     interventions and glycemic control among Hispanics: A literature review. Hispanic Health Care International.

deRosett, L., Berry, D. & Sanchez-Lugo, L. (in press). 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.

Thompson, W., & Berry, D. (2012). A church-based intervention to promote physical activity in  black adolescent girls: It’s all about F.U.N. Public Health Nursing, doi: 10.1111/phn.12009

Berry, D. C., Neal, M., Hall, E.G., McMurray, R.G., Schwartz, T.A., Skelly, A.H., & Smith-Miller, C. (2012). Recruitment and retention strategies for a community-based weight management study for multi-ethnic elementary school children and parents. Public Health Nursing, 30, 80-86. doi: 10.1111/phn.12003

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), 134-142.

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. 12:250 doi:10.1186/1471-2458 12-250.

Hodges, E., Smith, C., Tidwell, S., & Berry, D.  (2012). Promoting physical activity in preschoolers to prevent obesity: A review of the literature. Journal of Pediatric Nursing. 2012 Feb 9. [Epub  ahead of print] PMID: 22326400.

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, 276-291.

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, 162-168.