Diane Berry, PhD, ANP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Associate Professor and Beerstecher-Blackwell Distinguished Term Scholar
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing
Dr. Diane Berry, a tenured professor within the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing, has a broad background in the development of theory-based interventions and community–based research in multiple settings with multiethnic, low-income, and low literacy parents and their children. She has served as the principal investigator, multiple principal investigator and co-investigator on University and National Institutes of Health funded grants that have focused on prevention and management of overweight, obesity, and type 2 diabetes in low-income children and parents in English and Spanish and prevention of type 2 diabetes in women with gestational diabetes mellitus. She also served as a co-investigator and Director of Outreach and Dissemination for the Center for Innovation in Health Disparities Research Center at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing and as a Faculty Development Scholar in Health Literacy, Practice Improvement and Aging at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. In addition, she has served as a University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Center for Public Service Faculty Engaged Scholar developing partnerships between the university and Latino communities in North Carolina and currently serves as an Internal Advisory Board Member for the Center for Health Equity Research.
She has worked closely with federally qualified public health departments, community-based health centers, and public school systems for over 18 years. In addition, her research team has successfully administered the studies, collaborated with other researchers, and produced several peer-reviewed publications from each study. Currently, her research team is moving toward mobile/web interventions to increase dissemination potential through partnerships with federally qualified public, pediatrician and family medicine offices and school systems.