Teaching and Research
Dr. Kern currently holds an academic appointment as Adjunct Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
His current research interests include:
Cognitive functioning and post-hospitalization outcomes
Refractory epilepsy and post-surgical outcomes
Select peer reviewed publications include:
Kern, D., Busch, A., Schneider, K.L., Miller, S., Appelhans, B., Waring, M., … Pagoto, S. (2019). Psychosocial factors associated with treatment outcomes in women with obesity and major depressive disorder who received behavioral activation for depression. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 42(3): 522-533.
Ziemowit, M., Hanes, S., & Kern, D. (2019). Effect of a year-long interprofessional clinical
case-study course on interprofessional readiness behaviors. Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 30(4), 223-227.
Schneider, K.L., Carter, J., Putnam, C., Keeney, J., DeCator, D., Kern, D., & Aylward, L. (2018). Correlates of active video game use in children. Games for Health Journal, 7(2),
Schneider, K.L., Panza, E., Handschin, B., Ma, Y., Busch, A., Waring, M., Appelhans, B., Whited, M., Keeney, J., Kern, D., Blendeau, M., Ockene, I., Pagoto, S. (2016). Feasibility of pairing behavioral activation with exercise for women with type 2 diabetes and depression: The Get It study pilot randomized controlled trial. Behavioral Therapy, 47(2), 198-212.
Schneider, K.L., Murphy, D., Ferrara, C., Oleski, J., Panza, E., Savage, C., Gada, K., Bozzella, B., Olendzki, E., Kern, D., & Lemon, S.C. (2014). An online social network to increase walking in dog owners: a randomized trial. Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, 47(3), 631-639.