Andrea Garber, PhD, RD

Professor in Residence
Pediatrics
+1 415 514-2180

Dr. Garber is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), with a joint appointment in the School of Public Health at the University of California, Berkeley (UCB). She is a nutritionist, with a PhD in Human and Clinical Nutrition from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and a Registered Dietitian (RD) from UCSF. She is the Chief Nutritionist for the UCSF Eating Disorders Program and Childhood Obesity (“WATCH”) Program. Dr. Garber is a theme director for nutrition in the School of Medicine curriculum at UCSF. Her research focuses on obesity and eating disorders. She is currently the Principal Investigator on a study of refeeding in adolescents with anorexia nervosa and has studied fast food and menu labeling legislation. In the community, Dr. Garber has been a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Childhood Obesity Task Force, co-Chair of the Mayor’s Shape Up initiative, and an invited participant to Governor Schwarzenegger’s Obesity Summit.

Publications: 

Food Insecurity, Sexual Risk, and Substance Use in Young Adults.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Nagata JM, Palar K, Gooding HC, Garber AK, Tabler JL, Whittle HJ, Bibbins-Domingo K, Weiser SD

Prevalence and correlates of muscle-enhancing behaviors among adolescents and young adults in the United States.

International journal of adolescent medicine and health

Nagata JM, Ganson KT, Griffiths S, Mitchison D, Garber AK, Vittinghoff E, Bibbins-Domingo K, Murray SB

Weight Loss and Illness Severity in Adolescents With Atypical Anorexia Nervosa.

Pediatrics

Garber AK, Cheng J, Accurso EC, Adams SH, Buckelew SM, Kapphahn CJ, Kreiter A, Le Grange D, Machen VI, Moscicki AB, Saffran K, Sy AF, Wilson L, Golden NH

Food Insecurity Is Associated With Poorer Mental Health and Sleep Outcomes in Young Adults.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Nagata JM, Palar K, Gooding HC, Garber AK, Whittle HJ, Bibbins-Domingo K, Weiser SD

Food Insecurity and Chronic Disease in US Young Adults: Findings from the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health.

Journal of general internal medicine

Nagata JM, Palar K, Gooding HC, Garber AK, Bibbins-Domingo K, Weiser SD

Association Between Food Insecurity and Migraine Among US Young Adults.

JAMA neurology

Nagata JM, Weiser SD, Gooding HC, Garber AK, Bibbins-Domingo K, Palar K

Predictors of muscularity-oriented disordered eating behaviors in U.S. young adults: A prospective cohort study.

The International journal of eating disorders

Nagata JM, Murray SB, Bibbins-Domingo K, Garber AK, Mitchison D, Griffiths S

Stay the course: practitioner reflections on implementing family-based treatment with adolescents with atypical anorexia.

Journal of eating disorders

Dimitropoulos G, Kimber M, Singh M, Williams EP, Loeb KL, Hughes EK, Garber A, Elliott A, Vyver E, Le Grange D

Genetic risk, body mass index, and weight control behaviors: Unlocking the triad.

The International journal of eating disorders

Nagata JM, Braudt DB, Domingue BW, Bibbins-Domingo K, Garber AK, Griffiths S, Murray SB

Weight restoration in atypical anorexia nervosa: A clinical conundrum.

The International journal of eating disorders

Nagata JM, Garber AK, Buckelew SM

Tackling mixed messages: Practitioner reflections on working with adolescents with atypical anorexia and their families.

Eating disorders

Kimber M, Dimitropoulos G, Williams EP, Singh M, Loeb KL, Hughes EK, Garber A, Elliott A, Vyver E, Le Grange D

Boys, Bulk, and Body Ideals: Sex Differences in Weight-Gain Attempts Among Adolescents in the United States.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Nagata JM, Bibbins-Domingo K, Garber AK, Griffiths S, Vittinghoff E, Murray SB

Differential Risk Factors for Unhealthy Weight Control Behaviors by Sex and Weight Status Among U.S. Adolescents.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Nagata JM, Garber AK, Tabler JL, Murray SB, Bibbins-Domingo K

Disordered eating behaviors and cardiometabolic risk among young adults with overweight or obesity.

The International journal of eating disorders

Nagata JM, Garber AK, Tabler J, Murray SB, Vittinghoff E, Bibbins-Domingo K

Prevalence and Correlates of Disordered Eating Behaviors Among Young Adults with Overweight or Obesity.

Journal of general internal medicine

Nagata JM, Garber AK, Tabler JL, Murray SB, Bibbins-Domingo K

Maternal Obesity and Risk of Preterm Birth and Low Birthweight in Hawaii PRAMS, 2000-2011.

Maternal and child health journal

Ju AC, Heyman MB, Garber AK, Wojcicki JM

Open Trial of Family-Based Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa for Transition Age Youth.

Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry = Journal de l'Academie canadienne de psychiatrie de l'enfant et de l'adolescent

Dimitropoulos G, Landers AL, Freeman V, Novick J, Garber A, Le Grange D

History of Overweight/Obesity as Predictor of Care Received at 1-year Follow-Up in Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa or Atypical Anorexia Nervosa.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Kennedy GA, Forman SF, Woods ER, Hergenroeder AC, Mammel KA, Fisher MM, Ornstein RM, Callahan ST, Golden NH, Kapphahn CJ, Garber AK, Rome ES, Richmond TK

A systematic review of approaches to refeeding in patients with anorexia nervosa.

The International journal of eating disorders

Garber AK, Sawyer SM, Golden NH, Guarda AS, Katzman DK, Kohn MR, Le Grange D, Madden S, Whitelaw M, Redgrave GW

Update on the medical management of eating disorders in adolescents.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Golden NH, Katzman DK, Sawyer SM, Ornstein RM, Rome ES, Garber AK, Kohn M, Kreipe RE

Position Paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine: medical management of restrictive eating disorders in adolescents and young adults.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Golden NH, Katzman DK, Sawyer SM, Ornstein RM, Rome ES, Garber AK, Kohn M, Kreipe RE

Predictors of outcome at 1 year in adolescents with DSM-5 restrictive eating disorders: report of the national eating disorders quality improvement collaborative.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Forman SF, McKenzie N, Hehn R, Monge MC, Kapphahn CJ, Mammel KA, Callahan ST, Sigel EJ, Bravender T, Romano M, Rome ES, Robinson KA, Fisher M, Malizio JB, Rosen DS, Hergenroeder AC, Buckelew SM, Jay MS, Lindenbaum J, Rickert VI, Garber A, Golden NH, Woods ER

The feasibility of a physical activity referral network for pediatric obesity.

Childhood obesity (Print)

Madsen K, Garber A, Martin M, Gonzaga M, Linchey J

Higher calorie diets increase rate of weight gain and shorten hospital stay in hospitalized adolescents with anorexia nervosa.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Garber AK, Mauldin K, Michihata N, Buckelew SM, Shafer MA, Moscicki AB

Is fast food addictive?

Current drug abuse reviews

Garber AK, Lustig RH

A prospective examination of weight gain in hospitalized adolescents with anorexia nervosa on a recommended refeeding protocol.

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Garber AK, Michihata N, Hetnal K, Shafer MA, Moscicki AB

Does delivering preventive services in primary care reduce adolescent risky behavior?

The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine

Ozer EM, Adams SH, Orrell-Valente JK, Wibbelsman CJ, Lustig JL, Millstein SG, Garber AK, Irwin CE

A clinic-based lifestyle intervention for pediatric obesity: efficacy and behavioral and biochemical predictors of response.

Journal of pediatric endocrinology & metabolism : JPEM

Madsen KA, Garber AK, Mietus-Snyder ML, Orrell-Valente JK, Tran CT, Wlasiuk L, Matos RI, Neuhaus J, Lustig RH

Increasing the screening and counseling of adolescents for risky health behaviors: a primary care intervention.

Pediatrics

Ozer EM, Adams SH, Lustig JL, Gee S, Garber AK, Gardner LR, Rehbein M, Addison L, Irwin CE