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Kristin Berg

Assistant Professor 


1700 N. Broad St., Suite 304E


  • Ph.D., University of Chicago
  • M.S.W., University of Chicago
  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison 

Research Interests

  • Child and adolescent disability
  • Disability and cultural context
  • Adverse childhood experiences
  • Victimization and violence
  • Neighborhood and community effects
  • Behavioral health
  • Participation
  • Social integration 


Kristin Berg is an assistant professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences and a visiting scholar at the University of Chicago Medicine, Department of Developmental and Behavioral Sciences. Dr. Berg received both her A.M. (M.S.W. equivalent) and  Ph.D. in Social Work from the University of Chicago, School of Social Service Administration.  Prior to joining Temple University, she served as a researcher for various projects evaluating the efficacy of social services in meeting the needs of vulnerable populations and a supervisor and team leader at agencies dedicating to improving access and equality for youth and adults with disabilities.  Dr. Berg's research focuses on the intersection between disability, violence and social exclusion with an emphasis on reducing disparities through community based interventions.