Marla Eisenberg, ScD, MPH

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Marla Eisenberg

Contact Info

Office Phone 612-624-9462

Fax 612-626-2134

Office Address:
Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Room 385
717 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Room 300 WBOB
1300 S 2nd St
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Mailing Address:
Pediatrics and Adolescent Health
Room 353 717 Del
1932K (Campus Delivery Code)
717 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55414

Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Faculty Member, Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health

Faculty Member, School of Public Health

Fellowship in General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health, University of Minnesota Medical School, Minneapolis, MN

MPH, University of Minnesota School of Public Health, Minneapolis, MN

ScD, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA


Dr. Eisenberg is a Professor in Pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health. 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.

Dr. Eisenberg focuses her research on social influences on health, behavior, and well-being among adolescents and young adults, and disseminates findings for real-world application. She teaches research methodology seminars in the interdisciplinary fellowship programs in the Division and provides individual mentoring for fellows on their research projects. 

Learn more about Dr. Eisenberg's research here.

Awards & Recognition

  • Excellence in Child Health Advocacy Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2017)
  • International Travel Award, Global Programs & Strategy Alliance, University of Minnesota (2012)
  • Irvine McQuarrie Research Scholar Award, Department of Pediatrics, University of Minnesota (2006)
  • Schochet GLBT Research Award, Office for Multicultural and Academic Affairs, University of Minnesota (2006)
  • Pediatric Loan Repayment Program, National Institutes of Health (2005-2010)
  • New Investigator Award, Society for Adolescent Medicine (2003)
  • Harvard Education Program in Cancer Prevention Pre-doctoral Fellowship (T32), National Cancer Institute (1998-2001)


Research Summary/Interests

  • Health issues of LGBTQ youth
  • Teasing and bullying
  • High risk sexual behaviors
  • Body image and weight control behaviors