Senior Fellow

Terri Lipman, PhD, CRNP

  • Professor, Family and Community Health, Penn Nursing
  • Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, Family and Community Health, Penn Nursing

Terri Lipman, PhD, CRNP is the Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, the Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Professor of Nutrition, and a Professor of Nursing of Children at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. She is also a Professor of Pediatric Nursing in Perelman School of Medicine, a Senior Fellow in the Center for Public Health Initiatives and a Distinguished Fellow of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. Additionally, Dr. Lipman is a nurse practitioner in the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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 was 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.”

Dr. Lipman earned her MSN and PhD from the University of Pennsylvania.

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