Dr. Eisenberg is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics in the Division of Adolescent Health and Medicine. She received her baccalaureate degree from the University of Wisconsin and her Master of Public Health from the University of Minnesota, School of Public Health. Dr. Eisenberg earned her Doctor of Science degree from Harvard University School of Public Health and completed a post-doctoral fellowship in Adolescent Health at the University of Minnesota. She has been honoured with a number of awards, including the Irvine McQuarrie Research Scholar Award (Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota, 2006); the Schochet GLBT Research Award (Office for Multicultural and Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota, 2006); and the New Investigator Award (Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2003).
Dr. Eisenberg teaches research methodology seminars in the interdisciplinary fellowship programs in the Division and provides individual mentoring for fellows on their research projects. She conducts adolescent health research with the Healthy Youth Development Prevention Research Center, and her research focus is social influences on health behaviors of adolescents. Research interests include influences on adolescent sexual behaviors; health issues of gay, lesbian and bisexual youth; body image and weight control behaviors; and teasing and bullying.