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Ethan M Berke, M.D., M.P.H.

Associate Professor of Community and Family Medicine
Associate Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Community and Family Medicine
The Dartmouth Institute

University of Washington, MPH 2006
Albany Medical College, MD 1995
University of Vermont, BS – Mathematics and Statistics 1991

Norris Cotton Cancer Center
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

Contact Information:

Dartmouth Medical School
Department of Community & Family Medicine
HB 7251
Hanover NH 03766

Office: 35 Centerra Parkway
Phone: 603-653-0825
Email: ethan.m.berke@dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests:

Use of spatial epidemiology and medical geography in understanding issues of public health. Other interests include aging, activity, obesity, and their relationship with the built environment.

Courses Taught:

The Geography of Health, ECS 155
Mapping Health and DIsease, COCO 10
Family Medicine Clerkship

Selected Publications:


Doescher MP, Lee C, Berke EM, Adachi-Mejia AM, Lee CK, Stewart O, Patterson DG, Hurvitz PM, Carlos HA, Duncan GE, Moudon AV
The built environment and utilitarian walking in small U.S. towns.
Prev Med 2014 Dec; 69:80-6
PMID: 25199732

Berke EM, Vernez-Moudon A
Built environment change: a framework to support health-enhancing behaviour through environmental policy and health research.
J Epidemiol Community Health 2014 Jun; 68(6):586-90
PMID: 24459175

Rodriguez D, Carlos HA, Adachi-Mejia AM, Berke EM, Sargent J
Retail tobacco exposure: using geographic analysis to identify areas with excessively high retail density.
Nicotine Tob Res 2014 Feb; 16(2):155-65
PMID: 23999651

Lucan SC, Maroko AR, Bumol J, Torrens L, Varona M, Berke EM
Business list vs ground observation for measuring a food environment: saving time or waste of time (or worse)?
J Acad Nutr Diet 2013 Oct; 113(10):1332-9
PMID: 23871107

Perry CK, Herting JR, Berke EM, Nguyen HQ, Vernez Moudon A, Beresford SA, Ockene JK, Manson JE, Lacroix AZ
Does neighborhood walkability moderate the effects of intrapersonal characteristics on amount of walking in post-menopausal women?
Health Place 2013 May; 21:39-45
PMID: 23416232

Adachi-Mejia AM, Carlos HA, Berke EM, Tanski SE, Sargent JD
A comparison of individual versus community influences on youth smoking behaviours: a cross-sectional observational study.
BMJ Open 2012; 2(5)
PMID: 22942229

Morden NE, Chang CH, Jacobson JO, Berke EM, Bynum JP, Murray KM, Goodman DC
End-of-life care for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer is highly intensive overall and varies widely.
Health Aff (Millwood) 2012 Apr; 31(4):786-96
PMID: 22492896

Rodriguez D, Carlos HA, Adachi-Mejia AM, Berke EM, Sargent JD
Predictors of tobacco outlet density nationwide: a geographic analysis.
Tob Control 2013 Sep; 22(5):349-55
PMID: 22491038

Berke EM, Choudhury T, Ali S, Rabbi M
Objective measurement of sociability and activity: mobile sensing in the community.
Ann Fam Med 2011 Jul-Aug; 9(4):344-50
PMID: 21747106

Berke EM, Tanski SE, Demidenko E, Alford-Teaster J, Shi X, Sargent JD
Alcohol retail density and demographic predictors of health disparities: a geographic analysis.
Am J Public Health 2010 Oct; 100(10):1967-71
PMID: 20724696