Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences
Faculty - Jean Harvey-Berino, Chair
Jean Harvey-Berino, PhD, RD, Chair, Professor
- PhD, Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 1991
- MS, Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University, 1984
- BS, Nutrition, Pennsylvania State University, 1981
- Dr. Harvey-Berino's C.V.
- Board of Advisors, Well Balance Weight Management Program
- Board of Advisors, Survivorship NOW
- The Obesity Society
- American Heart Association
- Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics
Area of expertise
Behavioral weight control and lifestyle modification
Office Location: 250 MLS Carrigan Wing
Office Hours: by appointment
IntroductionJean Harvey-Berino teaches people how to change their lifestyles in ways that help them to eat less and move more, which ultimately leads to weight loss of a lasting kind. For her personally, "moving" involves running, biking, swimming and skiing.
She is not only the department chair, her appointment is in both the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences and UVM Medical College. She was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Scholarship to Australia in August 2012.
She is well known as the founder of the famed VTrim online weight-liss program. Her book, the "Eating Well Diet", co-authored with the editors of "Eating Well" magazine, won the James Beard Foundation book award in the Healthy Focus category in 2008.
Professional Interests:Jean Harvey-Berino is a renowned expert on behavioral weight management programs, particularly Internet-based interventions for weight loss and weight maintenance. She also researches the prevention and treatment of childhood obesity, weight loss interventions for coronary patients and breast cancer survivors. Professor. Harvey-Berino`s Internet-based weight-loss research program gained international media attention when it showed that it helped Vermont participants to lose an average of 21 pounds in 6 months. Now, on a $3.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health, Harvey-Berino is collaborating with colleagues at the University of Arkansas to investigate the efficacy of her online behavior weight loss on a larger, more diverse sample.
- NFS 063: Obesity, Weight Control & Fitness
- NFS 295: Food Culture and Health: The Case of Oaxaca
Pope E., Gold EC, Leonard H., Belliveau C., Harvey-Berino J. (In Press) Undergrad and Overweight: Online Behavioral Weight Management for College Students. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 2012.
Harvey-Berino J., Krukowski RA, Buzzell P., Ogden D., Skelly J., West DS. The accuracy of weight reported in a web based obesity treatment program. Telemedicine and e-Health, (2011)17(9):696-9. Epub 2011 Sep 1.2011.
West D.S., Harvey-Berino J., Krukowski R.A., Skelly J. The Last Supper Effect in Obesity Treatment: Weight Gain While Waiting to Start Treatment is Associated with Treatment Outcomes. Obesity (2011) 19(9):1791-5.
Krukowski RA, Tilford MJ, Harvey-Berino J, West DS. Incremental Cost-effectiveness of an Internet-based Relative to In-Person Group Behavioral Weight Loss Program. Obesity, (2011) 19(8):1629-35.
Harvey-Berino, J., West, D., Krukowski, R., Prewitt,E., VanBiervliet, A., Ashikaga, T., Skelly, J. Internet Delivered Behavioral Obesity Treatment. Preventive Medicine, (2010) 51, 123-128.
Ades, P.A., Savage, P.D., Harvey-Berino, J. The treatment of obesity in cardiac rehabilitation. J of Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation, (2010) 30(5):289-98.
Otten, J., Jones, K.E., Littenberg, B., Harvey-Berino, J. Effects of television viewing reduction on energy intake and expenditure in overweight and obese adults. Arch Intern Med (2009) 169 (22), 2109-2115.
- Jean Harvey-Berino, Chair
- Lyndon Carew
- Catherine Donnelly
- Mingruo Guo
- Rachel K. Johnson
- Paul S. Kindstedt
- Stephen S. Pintauro
- Jane K. Ross
- Amy Trubek
- Robert S. Tyzbir