The finalists of DIPA 2020 : Jerica Berge
Every week, we are making the focus on one of the 10 finalists of the 2nd Edition of the Danone International Prize for Alimentation. Today, learn more about Jerica Berge.
“I am a new full professor with dual roles as a behavioral health clinician and researcher in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health at the University of Minnesota, USA. My work over the last 12 years has focused on alimentation across multidisciplinary sectors to address the numerous influences on people’s food choices and eating habits, with a strong focus on social determinants of health such as food insecurity. My approach to alimentation work combines three important elements: (1) integration across four key domains of research, clinical practice, community, and policy, (2) multidisciplinary collaborations, and (3) a health equity lens. I applied to DIPA because I embrace their approach to alimentation work and I am particularly interested in moving my alimentation work to the international realm to promote cross-continental collaborations. I would be honored to be an ambassador for the DIPA.”