Terri Lipman, PhD

Terri Lipman, PhD
Senior Fellow

Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, School of Nursing

Public Health Interests

Community Engagement, Community/Population Health, Epidemiology, Pediatrics

Current Public-Health Related Activities

Dr. Terri Lipman is the Assistant Dean for Community Engagement, the Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Professor of Nutrition and Professor of Nursing of Children at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Senior Fellow in the Center for Public Health Initiatives and a Distinguished Fellow of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships. Dr. Lipman developed and maintains the Philadelphia Pediatric Diabetes Registry, the only such ongoing registry in the country. Her research is currently focused on disparities in the care and outcomes of children with diabetes and gender disparities in the evaluation of linear growth. She is funded by the NIH to study an Academic/ Community Partnership to Increase Activity in Youth and their Families, and by Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia to integrate community health workers into care of underserved children with chronic disorders. Dr. Lipman has collaborated with the Netter Center since 2005. She directs or co-directs three Academically Based Community Service courses and developed the Dance for Health Program- an intergenerational program to increase activity in the community. The program is presently in five sites in West Philadelphia and has resulted in multiple awards and national scientific presentations by Penn pediatric nurse practitioner students and Philadelphia high school students.

Select Publications:


Lipman, TH. (2017). Community engagement for pediatric nurses: No longer a choice. Journal of Pediatric Nursing 33, (3), 101–102, doi.org/10.1016/j.pedn.2016.12.014

Mintz, SR, Low, CA, Ian J. McCurry, IJ, Lipman, TH (2017).  The Community Champions Program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 7(8) , 46-50. doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v7n8p46

Lado JJ, Lipman TH (2016). Racial/Ethnic disparities in the incidence, treatment, and outcomes of youth with type 1 diabetes. Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America, 45 (2), 453–461, doi.org/10.1016/j.ecl.2016.01.002

Lipman TH, Levitt Katz LE, Ratcliffe SJ, Murphy KM, PhD, Aguilar A, Rezvani I, Howe CJ, Fadia S, Suarez E. (2013). Increasing incidence of type 1 diabetes in youth: Twenty years of the Philadelphia Pediatric Diabetes Registry. Diabetes Care,36(6):1597-1603 doi: 10.2337/dc12-0767