Andrea Garber, PhD, RD

Professor in Residence
Pediatrics
+1 415 514-2180

Dr. Garber is a Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). 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. Her NIH-funded research program focuses on eating disorders, with current studies on nutritional rehabilitation and body composition. In the community, Dr. Garber has been a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors Childhood Obesity Task Force and co-Chair of the Mayor’s Shape Up initiative, as well as advisor on the San Francisco Unified School District nutrition policy.

Publications: 

Contemporary screen time modalities and disruptive behavior disorders in children: a prospective cohort study.

Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines

Nagata JM, Chu J, Ganson KT, Murray SB, Iyer P, Gabriel KP, Garber AK, Bibbins-Domingo K, Baker FC

Assessment of vitamin D among male adolescents and young adults hospitalized with eating disorders.

Journal of eating disorders

Nagata JM, Grandis A, Bojorquez-Ramirez P, Nguyen A, Downey AE, Ganson KT, Patel KP, Machen VI, Buckelew SM, Garber AK

Renal Function in Patients Hospitalized With Anorexia Nervosa Undergoing Refeeding: Findings From the Study of Refeeding to Optimize Inpatient Gains.

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

Downey AE, Cheng J, Adams SH, Buckelew SM, Kapphahn CJ, Machen VI, Rosen EL, Moscicki AB, Golden NH, Garber AK

Sex differences and associations between zinc deficiency and anemia among hospitalized adolescents and young adults with eating disorders.

Eating and weight disorders : EWD

Nagata JM, Bojorquez-Ramirez P, Nguyen A, Ganson KT, McDonald CM, Machen VI, Downey A, Buckelew SM, Garber AK

Response to "Refeeding hypophosphatemia in adolescents with anorexia nervosa".

Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Kells M, Gregas M, Wolfe BE, Garber AK, Kelly-Weeder S

Sex differences in refeeding among hospitalized adolescents and young adults with eating disorders.

The International journal of eating disorders

Nagata JM, Bojorquez-Ramirez P, Nguyen A, Ganson KT, Machen VI, Cattle CJ, Buckelew SM, Garber AK

Moderate-to-vigorous intensity physical activity from young adulthood to middle age and metabolic disease: a 30-year population-based cohort study.

British journal of sports medicine

Nagata JM, Vittinghoff E, Pettee Gabriel K, Garber AK, Moran AE, Rana JS, Reis JP, Sidney S, Bibbins-Domingo K

Factors associated with refeeding hypophosphatemia in adolescents and young adults hospitalized with anorexia nervosa.

Nutrition in clinical practice : official publication of the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition

Kells M, Gregas M, Wolfe BE, Garber AK, Kelly-Weeder S

Sociodemographic Correlates of Contemporary Screen Time Use among 9-10-Year-Old Children.

The Journal of pediatrics

Nagata JM, Ganson KT, Iyer P, Chu J, Baker FC, Gabriel KP, Garber AK, Murray SB, Bibbins-Domingo K

Contemporary screen time usage among children 9-10-years-old is associated with higher body mass index percentile at 1-year follow-up: A prospective cohort study.

Pediatric obesity

Nagata JM, Iyer P, Chu J, Baker FC, Gabriel KP, Garber AK, Murray SB, Bibbins-Domingo K, Ganson KT

Physical Activity and Hypertension From Young Adulthood to Middle Age.

American journal of preventive medicine

Nagata JM, Vittinghoff E, Pettee Gabriel K, Garber AK, Moran AE, Sidney S, Rana JS, Reis JP, Bibbins-Domingo K

Higher-Calorie Refeeding in Anorexia Nervosa: 1-Year Outcomes From a Randomized Controlled Trial.

Pediatrics

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

Contemporary screen time modalities among children 9-10 years old and binge-eating disorder at one-year follow-up: A prospective cohort study.

The International journal of eating disorders

Nagata JM, Iyer P, Chu J, Baker FC, Pettee Gabriel K, Garber AK, Murray SB, Bibbins-Domingo K, Ganson KT

Short-term Outcomes of the Study of Refeeding to Optimize Inpatient Gains for Patients With Anorexia Nervosa: A Multicenter Randomized Clinical Trial.

JAMA pediatrics

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

Practice-Based Evidence and Clinical Guidance to Support Accelerated Re-Nutrition of Patients With Anorexia Nervosa.

Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Haas V, Kohn M, Körner T, Cuntz U, Garber AK, Le Grange D, Voderholzer U, Correll CU

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

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

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

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

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

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