Education and Training
MD - University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA
Pediatrics - McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University, Chicago, IL
Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Post-doctoral Fellowship - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
PhD in Integrated Program in Neuroscience - McGill University, Montréal, Quebec
Titles and Academic Titles
Departments and Services
Cummings, P., Petitclerc, A., Moskowitz, J., Tandon, D., Zhang, Y., MacNeil, L.A., Wakschlag, L., Krogh-Jespersen, S., Hamil, J.L., Nili, A., Berken, J., Grobman, W., Rangarajan, A., Alshurafa, N. Feasibility & Acceptability of a Well-being Intervention Utilizing Passive ECG Bio-sensing and EMA Emotion Reporting Technologies, Considerations for Scalability and Improved Uptake. (2022) Affective Sciences. In Press.
Berken, J.A. and Chang, J. Neurologic Consequences of Neonatal Necrotizing Enterocolitis. (2022). Developmental Neuroscience. DOI: 10.1159/000525378.
Wakschlag, L., Tandon, T., Krogh-Jespersen, S., Petitclerc, A., Nielsen, A., Ghaffari, R., Mithal, L., Bass, M., Ward, E., Berken, J.A., Fareedi, E., Mestan, K., Norton, E., Grobman, W., Rogers, J., Moskowitz, J., and Alshurafa, N. (2020). Moving the Dial on Prenatal Stress Mechanisms of Neurodevelopmental Vulnerability to Mental Health Problems: A Personalized Medicine Proof of Concept. Journal of Psychobiology. DOI: 10.1002/dev.22057.
Berken, J.A., Miller, E., and Moncrieff, D. (2020). Auditory processing disorders in incarcerated youth: A Call for early detection and treatment. International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology. DOI: 10.1016/ j.ijporl.2019.109683.
Barbeau, E.B., Chai, X., Chen, J-K., Soles, J., Berken, J.A., Baum, S., Watkins, K.E., and Klein, D. (2016). The role of the left inferior parietal lobule in second language learning: an intensive language training fMRI study. Neuropsychologia. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.10.003.
Chai, X.J., Berken, J.A., Barbeau, E.B, Callahan, M., Soles, J., Chen, J-K., and Klein, D. (2016). Intrinsic functional connectivity in the adult brain and success in second language learning. The Journal of Neuroscience, 36(3), 755-761. [Highlighted in US News, SFN News, McGill News, Science Daily].
Berken, J.A., Chai, X., Chen, J-K., Gracco, V.L., and Klein, D. (2016). Effects of early and late bilingualism on resting-state functional connectivity. The Journal of Neuroscience, 36(4), 1165-1172.
Berken, J.A., Gracco, V.L., and Klein, D. (2016). Early bilingualism, language attainment, and brain development. Neuropsychologia. DOI: 10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2016.08.031.
Berken, J.A., Gracco, V.L., Chen, J-K., Watkins, K.E., Baum, S., Callahan, M., and Klein, D. (2015). Neural activation in speech production and reading aloud in native and non-native languages, NeuroImage, 112, 208-217, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.03.016.
Berken, J.A., Gracco, V.L., Chen, J-K., and Klein, D. (2015). The timing of language learning shapes brain structure associated with articulation. Brain Structure and Function. doi: 10.1007/s00429-015-1121-9.
Posters and Presentations
Berken, J., Keeley, K., Saps, M., Fortunato, J. And Wechsler, J. Functional gastrointestinal disorders in children following COVID-19 infection resemble other post-viral syndromes. 50th Annual Meeting of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. October 12-15, 2022. Orlando, FL.
Berken, J., Ramanan, P., DeRegnier, R., Murthy, K., Wakschlag, L., Wechsler, J., and Mithal, L. Neurodevelopmental outcomes of systemic inflammation in the neonatal period. Research Scholar Day at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. May 11, 2022. Chicago, IL.
Berken, J., Saul, S., and Osgood, P.T. Weeding out the Diagnosis: A Case of Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome in a Patient with Cannabis Hyperemesis. North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. November 5-7, 2020. San Diego, California.
Hoffmann, N., Banc-Husu, A., Berken, J.A., Kriegermeier, A. (2020). Syphilitic Hepatitis in an Adolescent Male. North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition. November 5-7, 2020. San Diego, California.
Berken, J. Finding your voice as a pediatrician: How to hone your writing skills. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference. October 4, 2020.
Berken, J. Section on Pediatric Trainees: Writing Workshop. American Academy of Pediatrics National Conference. October 4, 2020.
Awards and Honors
2021, Call for Trainee-Authored Letters to the Editor: Honorable Mention
2019, Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2018, Gold Humanism Honor Society, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2018, Lyubor Nimax Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2018, Herbert S. Green Memorial Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2018, A. Z. & Fannie A. Pittler Memorial Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2018, Lawrence Frank Fund, National Council of Jewish Women, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2018, David R. Cox Scholarship for Rare Compassion Family Matching Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2016, Walter L. Copeland Fund of the Pittsburgh Foundation, Neurological Surgery
2016, NIH IMPACT Predoctoral Summer Program in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
2015-2018, Morris H. and Gertrude M. Harris Scholarship, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
2015, Jonas Salk Fellowship, Jewish Healthcare Foundation of Pittsburgh
2014, First Prize, BrainReach Knowledge Translation Contest, McGill University
2013, Dr. Richard Murphy Travel Award, McGill University
2012, 2015, Graduate Travel Award, Centre for Research on Brain, Language, and Music, McGill University
2012-2015, Vanier Graduate Scholarship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada
2012-2014, AAAS/Science Program for Excellence in Science
2012, Finalist, Communication, Education, and Society, Forces Avenir Québec
2011-2015, Graduate Research Enhancement and Travel Award, McGill University
2010-2013, Richard H. Tomlinson Doctoral Scholarship, McGill University
2010, Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology
2010, Summa cum laude, Yale University
2010, Phi Beta Kappa, Yale University
2010, Max Stern Recruitment Award, McGill University
2010, The John Spangler Nicholas Prize (Salutatorian in Trumbull College), Yale University
2010, The Montaigne Prize, Department of French, Yale University
2008-2010, The Mortimer L. Doolittle Memorial Scholarship, Yale University
2008-2010, The John D. Walker and Roy C. Abbott Scholarship, Yale University
2008, Henry W. Scott Prize, Department of French, Yale University
2008, The Kenneth Cornell Memorial Grant in French Studies, Yale University
Editorial and Academic Positions
2022-present, Review Editor, Frontiers in Language Sciences, Section on Neurobiology of Language
Leadership and Memberships
Memberships in Professional Organizations
American Academy of Pediatrics
American Association for the Advancement of Science
American Medical Association
Cognitive Neuroscience Society
Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Society
Newborn Brain Society
North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition
Organization for Human Brain Mapping
Society for Neuroscience
Society for the Neurobiology of Language
Patient Experience Ratings
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