Katie Berry

Population Health Predoctoral Trainee
Epidemiology & Community Health
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Research Interests

Population health; Chronic pain; Obesity; Tobacco


Katie is a first year PhD student in Epidemiology who is interested in non-communicable diseases and their associated social and behavioral determinants. She joined the MPC in an official capacity in 2019 as a Population Health Science predoctoral trainee.

Katie's research interest in population health and chronic conditions build off her previous research at Boston University School of Public Health. She has experience analyzing nationally representative cross-sectional (NHANES) and longitudinal data (PATH) to investigate the association between e-cigarette use and cigarette initiation, estimate the proportion of prescription opioid use attributable to obesity, and determine the association of weight change and arthritis risk. She is excited to join various research projects with her advisors, Rachel Widome and Rob Warren.   

Selected Publications

Stokes A, Berry KM, Collins JM, Johnston SS, Hsiao CW, Waggoner JR, Ammann EM, Scamuffa RF, Lee S, Lundberg DJ, Solomon DH, Felson DT, Neogi T, Manson JE. The contribution of obesity to chronic pain and prescription opioid use in the United States. Pain. 2019. PMID: 31149978

Berry KM, Fetterman JL, Benjamin EJ, Bhatnagar A, Barrington-Trimis JL, Leventhal AM, Stokes A. Association of electronic cigarette use with subsequent initiation of tobacco cigarettes in US youths. JAMA Network Open. 2019. PMID: 3077232

Berry KM, Parker W, Mchiza Z, Sewpaul R, Labadarios D, Rosen S, Stokes A. Quantifying unmet need for hypertension care in South Africa through a care cascade: Evidence from the SANHANES-1, 2011-2012. BMJ Glob Health. 2017;2(e000348). PMID: 29082013. PMCID: PMC5656122

Stokes A, Berry K, Hempstead K, Lundberg DJ, Neogi T. Trends in prescription analgesic use among adults with musculoskeletal conditions in the United States, 1999-2016. JAMA Network Open. 2019. 9;2(12):e1917228. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2019.17228


Association of e-cigarette use initiation and subsequent uptake of tobacco cigarettes in U.S. youth: Results from the PATH Study, 2013-2016, Third Annual Population Health Science Research Workshop, Boston, MA, 2018 [Poster]

Implications of electronic cigarettes for global tobacco control, Global Health Seminar Series, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2017

Quantifying unmet need for hypertension care in South Africa through a care cascade: Evidence from the SANHANES, 2011-2012, International Union for the Scientific Study of Populations 2017: International Population Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 2017

E-cigarette initiation and associated changes in smoking cessation and reduction: Results from a longitudinal study of the US adult population, Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS) Annual Meeting, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, MD, 2017