Evelyn Berger-Jenkins, MD, MPH

Board Certifications: 
Pediatrics
Accepting New Patients
Treats Children
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Overview

Dr. Berger is a general pediatrician at the Charles Rangel Community Health Center in Harlem, NY. In addition to her clinical role, she teaches resident trainees and medical students at the NYP-CU medical center, and collaborates with behavioral health specialists on research aiming to improve identification and treatment of psycho-social issues in young children / families. Related projects include a longitudinal study to identify sources of healthcare disparities in the treatment of childhood ADHD and an evaluation of the use of screening tools to identify patients with mental health issues in the primary care setting. She has received grant funding to explore best methods to address and co-manage (with community partners) psycho-social and social determinants of health issues affecting her patients. Dr. Berger is a bilingual-bicultural practitioner and a native of the Bronx, NY. She is dedicated to service and research in the diverse and vibrant communities of upper Manhattan.

Areas of Expertise / Conditions Treated

  • Behavioral Health Consultation
  • General Pediatrics (Pediatrician)

Academic Appointments

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at CUMC

Hospital Affiliations

  • NewYork-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Languages

  • Spanish

Gender

  • Female

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Location(s)

Charles B. Rangel Community Health Center
534 West 135th Street
New York, NY 10031
Primary

Insurance Accepted

Aetna

  • EPO
  • HMO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • NYP Employee Plan
  • NY Signature
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Signature Administrators
  • Student Health

Cigna

  • EPO
  • Great West
  • HMO
  • POS
  • PPO

Emblem/GHI

  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Emblem/HIP

  • ConnectiCare
  • EPO
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO
  • Select Care (Exchange)
  • Vytra

Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield

  • EPO
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • PPO

Local 1199

  • Local 1199

MagnaCare

  • MagnaCare

Multiplan

  • Multiplan

MVP Health Care

  • Child/Family Health Plus
  • Essential Plan
  • HMO
  • Medicaid Managed Care

Oxford Health Plans

  • Freedom
  • Liberty

UnitedHealthcare

  • Columbia University Employee Plan
  • Compass (Exchange)
  • HMO
  • Medicaid (Community Plan)
  • Medicare Managed Care
  • POS
  • PPO

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Credentials & Experience

Education & Training

  • Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Internship: Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital of NewYork-Presbyterian
  • Residency: 2004 NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center
  • Fellowship: Mount Sinai Medical Center

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Honors & Awards

  • 2001, National Medical Fellowship’s Aura E. Severinghaus Award
  • 2001, William Perry Watson Prize in Pediatrics (Children's Hospital of NY)
  • 2004, Anne E. Dyson Training Initiative Recognition for Excellence in Community Pediatrics
  • 2007, Mount Sinai Award for Excellence in Advocacy and Community Pediatrics

Research

Dr. Berger-Jenkins' research interests include finding strategies to improve mental healthcare in the pediatric primary care setting. Related projects include a longitudinal study to identify sources of healthcare disparities in the treatment of childhood ADHD and an evaluation of the use of screening tools to identify patients with mental health disorders in the primary care setting. She is also currently the evaluation consultant for the Healthy Schools Healthy Families program, a school-based health promotion program that serves several public elementary/junior high schools in the Washington Heights, Harlem and East Harlem neighborhoods. In addition to these research activities she sees patients at the Charles Rangel Community Health Center three days per week and precepts residents at this outpatient setting. She is bilingual and bicultural (Spanish), and a native of the Bronx, New York City.

Research Interests

  • Community pediatrics
  • Health disparities
  • Mental health care in the pediatric primary care setting
  • School health

Grants

BREAKING THE CYCLE OF INTERGENERATIONAL DISADVANTAGE: NEURODEVELOPMENT AMONG PUERTO RICAN CHILDREN (Federal Gov)

Sep 21 2016 - Aug 31 2023

THECOMIDITA STUDY: URBAN LATINO TODDLERS, DIET INTAKE AND DEVELOPMENTAL OUTCOMES (Federal Gov)

Apr 1 2019 - Dec 31 2020

EVALUATION COMPONENET OF HEALTHY SCHOOLS HEALTHY FAMILIES (Federal Gov)

Sep 1 2007 - Aug 31 2010

ACISR FOR PEDIATRIC PSYCHIATRY DISORDERS (Federal Gov)

Jun 1 2008 - May 31 2009

Selected Publications

  • Berger-Jenkins E, Jarpe-Ratner E., Giorgio M., Squillaro A., McCord M., & Meyer D. "Engaging Caregivers in School-Based Obesity Prevention Initiatives in a Predominantly Latino Immigrant Community: A Qualitative Analysis." Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (2016).

  • Pflugh Prescott M, Berger-Jenkins E, Serzan E, Croswell E, Meyer D, McCord M. Wellness Councils Build Capacity for School-Based Obesity Prevention in Harlem and Washington Heights, New York City. ICAN: Infant, Child and Adolescent Nutrition. Published online before print May 12, 2015. doi: 10.1177/1941406415586427

  • Montanez E, Berger-Jenkins E, Rodriguez J, McCord M, Meyer D. Turn 2 Us: Outcomes of an Urban Elementary School-based Mental Health Promotion and Prevention Program Serving Ethnic Minority Youth. Children & Schools. 2015. 37(2):100-107

  • Rausch J, Berger-Jenkins E, Nieto AR, McCord M, Meyer D. Effect of a School-Based Intervention on Parents' Nutrition and Exercise Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors. American Journal of Health Education. 2015. 46(1):33-39

  • Berger-Jenkins E, Rausch J, Nieto A, McCord M, Meyer D. Evaluation of a Comprehensive School-Based Obesity Prevention Program in an Underserved Hispanic Community: Choosing Healthy & Active Lifestyles for Kids (CHALK). American Journal of Health Education. 2014. 45(5):261-270