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Ethan M Berke, MD, MPH

Adjunct Associate Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

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:


Secondary GIS built environment data for health research: guidance for data development.
Stewart OT, Carlos HA, Lee C, Berke EM, Hurvitz PM, Li L, Moudon AV, Doescher MP
J Transp Health. 2016 Dec;3(4):529-539. doi: 10.1016/j.jth.2015.12.003. Epub 2016 Jan 22.
PMID: 28459001

Geographic variation in the relationship between body mass index and the built environment.
Adachi-Mejia AM, Lee C, Lee C, Carlos HA, Saelens BE, Berke EM, Doescher MP
Prev Med. 2017 Jul;100:33-40. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2017.03.018. Epub 2017 Mar 23.
PMID: 28344118

Utilitarian and Recreational Walking Among Spanish- and English-Speaking Latino Adults in Micropolitan US Towns.
Doescher MP, Lee C, Saelens BE, Lee C, Berke EM, Adachi-Mejia AM, Patterson DG, Moudon AV
J Immigr Minor Health. 2017 Apr;19(2):237-245. doi: 10.1007/s10903-016-0383-5.
PMID: 26993115

The built environment and utilitarian walking in small U.S. towns.
Doescher MP, Lee C, Berke EM, Adachi-Mejia AM, Lee CK, Stewart O, Patterson DG, Hurvitz PM, Carlos HA, Duncan GE, Moudon AV
Prev Med. 2014 Dec;69:80-6. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2014.08.027. Epub 2014 Sep 6.
PMID: 25199732

Built environment change: a framework to support health-enhancing behaviour through environmental policy and health research.
Berke EM, Vernez-Moudon A
J Epidemiol Community Health. 2014 Jun;68(6):586-90. doi: 10.1136/jech-2012-201417. Epub 2014 Jan 23.
PMID: 24459175

Retail tobacco exposure: using geographic analysis to identify areas with excessively high retail density.
Rodriguez D, Carlos HA, Adachi-Mejia AM, Berke EM, Sargent J
Nicotine Tob Res. 2014 Feb;16(2):155-65. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntt126. Epub 2013 Sep 2.
PMID: 23999651

Business list vs ground observation for measuring a food environment: saving time or waste of time (or worse)?
Lucan SC, Maroko AR, Bumol J, Torrens L, Varona M, Berke EM
J Acad Nutr Diet. 2013 Oct;113(10):1332-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jand.2013.05.011. Epub 2013 Jul 16.
PMID: 23871107

Does neighborhood walkability moderate the effects of intrapersonal characteristics on amount of walking in post-menopausal women?
Perry CK, Herting JR, Berke EM, Nguyen HQ, Vernez Moudon A, Beresford SA, Ockene JK, Manson JE, Lacroix AZ
Health Place. 2013 May;21:39-45. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2012.12.007. Epub 2013 Jan 23.
PMID: 23416232

A comparison of individual versus community influences on youth smoking behaviours: a cross-sectional observational study.
Adachi-Mejia AM, Carlos HA, Berke EM, Tanski SE, Sargent JD
BMJ Open. 2012;2(5) pii: e000767. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000767. Epub 2012 Sep 1.
PMID: 22942229

End-of-life care for Medicare beneficiaries with cancer is highly intensive overall and varies widely.
Morden NE, Chang CH, Jacobson JO, Berke EM, Bynum JP, Murray KM, Goodman DC
Health Aff (Millwood). 2012 Apr;31(4):786-96. doi: 10.1377/hlthaff.2011.0650.
PMID: 22492896

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