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Ben Gerber, M.D., M.P.H.

Ben Gerber, M.D., M.P.H.

Current Position:
Assistant Professor of Medicine

Education and Training:
University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (MD '95)
University of Michigan (Residency)
University of Illinois at Chicago (MPH '05)

Areas of Interest:
Diabetes Education Multimedia for Vulnerable Populations
Public Health Informatics

Current Academic and/or Research Activities:
Dr. Gerber's research interest includes the use of computer technology to provide education and support to underserved populations with chronic diseases. He has developed a low-literacy multimedia program for diabetes education and evaluated the program in a randomized controlled trial.

Recent Publications:

Gerber BS, Brodsky IG, Lawless KA, Smolin LI, Arozullah AM, Smith EV, Berbaum ML, Heckerling PS, Eiser AR. Implementation and evaluation of a low-literacy diabetes education computer multimedia application.Diabetes Care. 2005 Jul;28(7):1574-80.

Cashen MS, Dykes P, Gerber B. eHealth technology and Internet resources: barriers for vulnerable populations. J Cardiovasc Nurs. 2004 May-Jun;19(3):209-14; quiz 215-6.

Heckerling PS, Gerber BS, Tape TG, Wigton RS. Entering the black box of neural networks.Methods Inf Med. 2003;42(3):287-96.

Heckerling PS, Gerber BS, Tape TG, Wigton RS. Prediction of community-acquired pneumonia using artificial neural networks. Med Decis Making. 2003 Mar-Apr;23(2):112-21.

Gerber B, Smith EV Jr, Girotti M, Pelaez L, Lawless K, Smolin L, Brodsky I, Eiser A. Using Rasch measurement to investigate the cross-form equivalence and clinical utility of Spanish and English versions of a diabetes questionnaire: a pilot study.J Appl Meas. 2002;3(3):243-71.

Gerber BS, Eiser AR. The patient physician relationship in the Internet age: future prospects and the research agenda. J Med Internet Res. 2001 Apr-Jun;3(2):E15.


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