Barbara E. Berger, PhD, RN, ACRN
Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Biobehavioral Health Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Dr. Berger's research has focused primarily on stigma among people with chronic illness, including people infected with HIV. She has developed an instrument to measure stigma as it is perceived by persons with HIV and has studied factors influencing HIV patients' adherence to their complex antiretroviral regimens. She is currently investigating stigma as it is experienced by people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Teaching / Learning
Dr. Berger teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate programs, including coordinating and lecturing in courses on health assessment, research and statistics, pathophysiology, and evidence-based practice. She also lectures in the health care community on evidence-based practice and statistical interpretation as they apply to nursing.
Service / Practice
Dr. Berger actively participates in the Chicago chapter of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care (CNAC). She has been a member of the HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board (the organization that certifies nurses in AIDS care) and chaired the HANCB Recertification Committee. She also consults on clinical research and evidence-based practice.
Current Research Projects: