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Anne Teitelman, PhD, CRNP
Center for Health Disparities Research
School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
Fagin Hall, 2L (rm.244)
418 Curie Blvd.
Philadelphia, PA 19194-4217
Recent interview: www.4woman.gov/spotlight/2009/3.cfm
Dr. Teitelman received her BA in Science, Technology and Society from Vassar College, her MSN in community health nursing from Yale University, and her PhD in nursing, along with a graduate concentration in women's studies, from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Teitelman is known for her expertise in primary health care with underserved populations and has been teaching advanced practice nurses for over 15 years. In her seminars in the family nurse practitioner program, she challenges students to integrate research on health and illness with an understanding of the community to hone their advanced clinical nursing expertise. She also teaches a doctoral seminar, Designing Interventions to Promote Health and Reduce Health Disparities, with Dr. Loretta Sweet Jemmott. In addition, she regularly provides guest lectures in several undergraduate courses on a variety of topics including: youth aggression, promoting health among youth and sexual risk reduction for adolescents.
Dr. Teitelman's research focuses on HIV prevention among adolescents and in understanding intimate partner violence as an HIV risk factor. She is currently developing an HIV prevention intervention for adolescent girls with a history of partner abuse who attend family planning clinics. Another one of Dr. Teitelman's current projects involves examining narratives of minority urban adolescents in opposite sex relationships in order to inform prevention of HIV/STI and partner abuse. She is also co-investigator for a CDC funded study examining precursors to youth violence, including intimate partner violence. She is interested in promoting health and equity of the girl child internationally and in the role of primary care providers in health promotion and advocacy. Dr. Teitelman is also co-PI with Dr. Marilyn Stringer on a funded pilot study examining adolescents', parents', and young women's attitudes about and access to the new HPV vaccine.
Dr. Teitelman has 20 years of experience as a family nurse practitioner providing primary care with a variety of underserved populations. She holds national Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner through the American Nurse Credentialing Center (ANCC). She is credentialed at The Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where she currently practices in The Helen O. Dickens Center for Women's Health.
Dr. Teitelman is a core member of the Center for Health Disparities Research in the School of Nursing. She is also an Associate member if the Firearm and Injury Control Center at Penn (FICAP), a member of the Behavioral Core of the Center for Aids Research (CFAR) and an affiliated faculty member of Women's Studies and The Alice Paul Center at the University of Pennsylvania. She is also a member of Sigma Theta Tau, International Council on Women's Health Issues and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.