Steven L. Sayers, PhD, is an Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. At the Philadelphia Veterans Affairs (VA) Medical Center he is the Director of the Advanced Fellowship Program in Mental Illness Research and Treatment. He is also faculty at the Center for Couples and Adult Families, University of Pennsylvania Health System. Dr.
Laura A. Prosser, PT, PhD is a Research Scientist in the Center for Rehabilitation at CHOP. She earned a PhD at Temple University and completed post-doctoral research training at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) prior to joining CHOP in 2011. She also provides consultative physical therapy services in the Cerebral Palsy and Neonatal Follow-up Clinics. Dr. Prosser’s research focuses on optimizing neurorehabilitation treatments and learning how rehabilitation can induce helpful structural brain changes (neuroplasticity) in children with neurological injury.
Elizabeth Prout Parks, MD, MSCE, is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She graduated from the Tufts School of Medicine in Boston Massachusetts, completed her residency in Pediatrics at the Baystate Medical Center (the western campus of Tufts University). She completed a Nutrition Fellowship at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and earned a Master’s of Science in Clinical Epidemiology at Penn. Dr.
Kim Nixon-Cave, PhD, PT, PCS, is a physical therapist and the manager of the Physical Therapy Department in The Center of Rehabilitation Services. She is an Associate Professor at the University of the Sciences, and Associate Faculty at Arcadia University. She serves on national boards for the American Physical Therapy Association including the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties, and American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education with the responsibility of developing board certification and post-professional educational programs.
Janet A. Deatrick, PhD, FAAN, is a Professor at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. Dr. Deatrick has employed conceptual, empirical, and methodological strategies in her research focusing on parenting children who are potentially vulnerable (children with cancer and chronic conditions). Her work in parenting is among the first in the nursing sciences to provide a perspective to family strengths, define family members as partners in care, and explicate the roles of families in their health care situation through qualitative and mixed methods.
Anne M. Teitelman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN, is an Assistant Professor of Nursing at the University of Pennsylvania, and holds the Patricia Bleznak Silverstein and Howard A. Silverstein Endowed Term Chair in Global Women’s Health. She is also, a nurse practitioner at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania where she sees adolescents and adults for family planning. Dr. Teitelman is a board member of the International Council for Women Health Issues and a member of the editorial board for Health Care for Women International.
Victoria A. Miller, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a pediatric psychologist at CHOP. Dr. Miller currently serves as an Associate Editor for the American Journal of Bioethics: Primary Research and on the Editorial Board for the Journal of Pediatric Psychology. Clinically, she sees children and families from the Cystic Fibrosis Center for outpatient assessment and therapy.
Katherine Bevans, PhD is a Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine. She earned a PhD in school psychology at Tulane University and completed post-doctoral training at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Bevans’ background is in school psychology and public health and her research is focused on the measurement of children’s perceived health outcomes and promoting child health through school- and community-based initiatives.
Lisa A. Schwartz, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology in the Department of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Schwartz is also an attending psychologist in the Division of Oncology and the Psychologist for the Cancer Survivorship Program. She is a Member of the Abramson Cancer Center and on the internal advisory board of the LiveSTRONG Survivorship Center of Excellence at the University of Pennsylvania.
Sarah Paterson, PhD, is Research Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Medicine and the Director of the Infant Neuroimaging Lab at the Center for Autism Research at CHOP. Dr. Paterson is a developmental cognitive neuroscientist and her research focuses on cognitive and brain development in infants and toddlers with developmental disorders.