Andrea Garber, PhD, RD

Pediatric nutritionist

Andrea Garber is a registered dietitian who serves as chief nutritionist for the Weight Assessment for Teen and Child Health (WATCH) Clinic, UCSF's program for diagnosing and treating childhood obesity, as well as for the UCSF Eating Disorders Program.

Garber's research focuses on obesity and eating disorders. She has been principal investigator on a study of adolescents hospitalized with anorexia nervosa, which was funded by the National Institutes of Health. At the UCSF School of Medicine, she teaches the nutrition section of the block on metabolism. In the community, she has served on several advisory committees to address childhood nutrition.

Garber earned her doctorate in clinical nutrition at the University of Wisconsin – Madison. She completed the dietetics program at UCSF to become a registered dietitian.

Clinics

Adolescent and Young Adult Clinic at Mount Zion
2330 Post St., Suite 219
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: (415) 353-2002
Fax: (415) 353-2466

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Education

University of Wisconsin – Madison, PhD, Clinical Nutrition

Selected Research and Publications

  1. Nagata JM, Garber AK, Tabler J, Murray SB, Vittinghoff E, Bibbins-Domingo K. Disordered eating behaviors and cardiometabolic risk among young adults with overweight or obesity. Int J Eat Disord. 2018 Jul 21.
  2. Nagata JM, Garber AK, Tabler JL, Murray SB, Bibbins-Domingo K. Prevalence and Correlates of Disordered Eating Behaviors Among Young Adults with Overweight or Obesity. J Gen Intern Med. 2018 Jun 11.
  3. Ju AC, Heyman MB, Garber AK, Wojcicki JM. Maternal Obesity and Risk of Preterm Birth and Low Birthweight in Hawaii PRAMS, 2000-2011. Matern Child Health J. 2018 Mar 01.
  4. Dimitropoulos G, Landers AL, Freeman V, Novick J, Garber A, Le Grange D. Open Trial of Family-Based Treatment of Anorexia Nervosa for Transition Age Youth. J Can Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2018 Jan; 27(1):50-61.
  5. 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. History of Overweight/Obesity as Predictor of Care Received at 1-year Follow-Up in Adolescents With Anorexia Nervosa or Atypical Anorexia Nervosa. J Adolesc Health. 2017 Jun; 60(6):674-679.
  6. Garber AK. A few steps closer to answering the unanswered questions about higher calorie refeeding. J Eat Disord. 2017; 5:8.
  7. Garber AK, Sawyer SM, Golden NH, Guarda AS, Katzman DK, Kohn MR, Le Grange D, Madden S, Whitelaw M, Redgrave GW. A systematic review of approaches to refeeding in patients with anorexia nervosa. Int J Eat Disord. 2016 Mar; 49(3):293-310.
  8. Golden NH, Katzman DK, Sawyer SM, Ornstein RM, Rome ES, Garber AK, Kohn M, Kreipe RE. Update on the medical management of eating disorders in adolescents. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Apr; 56(4):370-5.
  9. Position Paper of the Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine: medical management of restrictive eating disorders in adolescents and young adults. J Adolesc Health. 2015 Jan; 56(1):121-5.
  10. 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. Predictors of outcome at 1 year in adolescents with DSM-5 restrictive eating disorders: report of the national eating disorders quality improvement collaborative. J Adolesc Health. 2014 Dec; 55(6):750-6.
  11. Madsen K, Garber A, Martin M, Gonzaga M, Linchey J. The feasibility of a physical activity referral network for pediatric obesity. Child Obes. 2014 Apr; 10(2):169-74.
  12. Garber AK, Mauldin K, Michihata N, Buckelew SM, Shafer MA, Moscicki AB. Higher calorie diets increase rate of weight gain and shorten hospital stay in hospitalized adolescents with anorexia nervosa. J Adolesc Health. 2013 Nov; 53(5):579-84.
  13. Garber AK, Lustig RH. Is fast food addictive? Curr Drug Abuse Rev. 2011 Sep; 4(3):146-62.
  14. Garber AK, Michihata N, Hetnal K, Shafer MA, Moscicki AB. A prospective examination of weight gain in hospitalized adolescents with anorexia nervosa on a recommended refeeding protocol. J Adolesc Health. 2012 Jan; 50(1):24-9.
  15. Ozer EM, Adams SH, Orrell-Valente JK, Wibbelsman CJ, Lustig JL, Millstein SG, Garber AK, Irwin CE. Does delivering preventive services in primary care reduce adolescent risky behavior? J Adolesc Health. 2011 Nov; 49(5):476-82.
  16. Madsen KA, Garber AK, Mietus-Snyder ML, Orrell-Valente JK, Tran CT, Wlasiuk L, Matos RI, Neuhaus J, Lustig RH. A clinic-based lifestyle intervention for pediatric obesity: efficacy and behavioral and biochemical predictors of response. J Pediatr Endocrinol Metab. 2009 Sep; 22(9):805-14.
  17. Garber AK, Boyer CB, Pollack LM, Chang YJ, Shafer MA. Body mass index and disordered eating behaviors are associated with weight dissatisfaction in adolescent and young adult female military recruits. Mil Med. 2008 Feb; 173(2):138-45.
  18. Ozer EM, Adams SH, Lustig JL, Gee S, Garber AK, Gardner LR, Rehbein M, Addison L, Irwin CE. Increasing the screening and counseling of adolescents for risky health behaviors: a primary care intervention. Pediatrics. 2005 Apr; 115(4):960-8.

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