Dr. Terri Lipman is the Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, the Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Professor of Nutrition, Professor of Nursing of Children at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Professor of Pediatric Nursing in Perelman School of Medicine, Senior Fellow in the Center for Public Health Initiatives and a Distinguished Fellow of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. Dr. Lipman is also a nurse practitioner in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. She received her BSN from Temple University and earned her MSN and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.
Dr. Lipman’s major areas of research include the epidemiology of diabetes and assessment of growth in children. She developed and maintains the Philadelphia Pediatric Diabetes Registry, the longest ongoing such registry in the country. Dr. Lipman’s multicenter study on the accuracy of growth assessment resulted in the Linear Growth Assessment Program and has been used in 65 cities in the United States, Australia, Canada, Europe and Latin America. Currently Dr. Lipman is investigating racial disparities in children with endocrine disorders and addressing social determinants of health using a Community Based Participatory Research framework. She is funded by NIH-NICHD to study an Academic/ Community Partnership to Increase Activity in Youth and their Families, and by Chair’s Initiative at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia for a randomized controlled trial entitled - Community Health Worker (CHW) Initiative: Enhanced Care Management for Complex Patients.