Anne M. Teitelman, PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP, FAAN
Anne M. Teitelman’s early work as a nurse practitioner and her dissertation on adolescent girls set her on a course of research, teaching, and clinical practice focused on improving the life trajectories of marginalized adolescent girls and young women. Much of her research focuses on understanding the context within which they make health decisions, especially about their sexual health.
“I love generating and sharing knowledge that allows people to understand something they did not understand before.”
- PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002
- MSN, Yale University School of Nursing, 1985
- BA, Vassar College, 1979
Dr. Teitelman teaches graduate courses on research and health promotion to reduce disparities. She is a frequent guest lecturer on promotion of health among youth, sexual risk reduction for adolescents, and partner violence.
Dr. Teitelman’s current research, funded by NIH, capitalizes on advances in brain science that enable understanding of how adolescents make decisions. Using MRIs and portable Functional Near Infrared Spectrometers housed in a lab at Penn Nursing, Dr. Teitelman and a Penn clinical neuroscientist are analyzing brain patterns of young women making decisions about their sexual health. They are exploring whether the brain patterns of high-risk young women differ from those of lower risk women when making these decisions.
Through the Everhealthier Women mobile web app, developed by Dr. Teitelman and colleagues, women track cancer screenings and prevention behaviors through the web and text messaging. The bi-lingual app (English and Spanish) includes information on health issues and links to online resources. In 2013, Everhealthier Women was named First Place Winner in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services “Reducing Cancer Among Women of Color” challenge. With funding from Health and Human Services and a private donation, Dr. Teitelman continues to study the app and has developed a second app called Now I Know focused on cervical cancer prevention.
Dr. Teitelman serves as the nurse practitioner at Penn’s United Community Clinic, a part-time student-run clinic with interprofessional practice teams of nursing, medical, social work, and dental students. The clinic provides services to low-income residents and serves as a training site for nursing undergraduate students, nurse practitioners, and other students.
Opportunities to Learn and Collaborate at Penn Nursing
Students and community members are key members of Dr. Teitelman’s research team. The students she hires as research assistants bring an important generational perspective to her studies. Dr. Teitelman engages community members to serve on advisory boards for her studies, which provides students with opportunities to interact with and learn from community members.
Dr. Teitelman is also a member of Penn Nursing’s Center for Global Women’s Health, which supports international research, educational, and service programs. She has collaborated with researchers in Thailand, Botswana, and South Africa on understanding and preventing HIV and gender-based violence.
Selected Career Highlights
- Outstanding HIV/AIDS Researcher 2013, Penn Center for AIDS Research Community Advisory Board
- Fellow, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
- Board Member, International Council on Women’s Health Issues
- Editorial Board Member, Health Care for Women International
- Icard, L.D., Jemmott, J.B. III, Teitelman, A.M., O’Leary., A., Heeren, A.G (in press). Mediation Effects of Problem Drinking and Marijuana Use on HIV Sexual Risk Behaviors among Childhood Sexually Abused South African Heterosexual Men. Child Abuse and Neglect, .
- Brawner, B.M., Teitelman, A.M., Webb, A.L., & Jemmott, L.S. (2013). Personalized biobehavioral HIV prevention for women and adolescent girls. Global Advances in Health and Medicine , 2(5), 100-108.
- Teitelman, A.M., Tennille, J., Bohinski, J.M., Jemmott, L.S., & Jemmott, J.B. (2013). Urban adolescent girls’ perspectives on multiple partners in the context of the sexual double standard and intimate partner violence. Journal of the Association of Nurses in AIDS Care, 24, 4, 308-321.
- Domanska, C. & Teitelman, A.M. (2012). Factors that affect acceptance of HIV microbicides among women. Collegian, 19, 23-32.10.1016/j.colegn.2011.09.006
Teitelman, A., Tennille, J., Bohinski, J., Jemmott, L. S., & Jemmott, J. B. III. (2011). Unwanted unprotected sex: Condom coercion by male partners and self-silencing of condom negotiation among adolescent girls. Advances in Nursing, 34(3), 243-259.
- Davidson, P.M., McGrath, S.J., Meleis, A., Stern, P., DiGiacomo, M., Dharmendra, T., Teitelman, A.M., & Covan, E. (2011). The health of women and girls determines the health and well-being of our modern world: A white paper from the International Council on Women’s Health Issues. Health Care for Women International, 32, 870-886 (PMID:21919625).10.1080/07399332.2011.603872
- Teitelman, A.M., Tenille, J., Bohinski, J.M., Jemmott, L.S., & Jemmott, J.B III (2011). Unwanted unprotected sex: Condom coercion by male partners and self-silencing of condom negotiation among adolescent girls. Advances in Nursing Science, 34 (3), 243-259 (PMID:21822072).
- Teitelman, A.M., Ratcliffe, S.J., McDonald, C. C., Brawner, B.M., & Sullivan, C. (2011). Relationships between physical and non-physical forms of intimate partner violence and depression among urban minority adolescent females. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 16(2), 92-100 (PMID:21617762).10.1111/j.1475-3588.2010.00572.x
- Teitelman, A.M., Stringer, M., Nguyen, G.T., Hanlon, A.L., Averbuch, T., & Witkoski A. (2011). Social cognitive and clinical factors associated with HPV vaccine initiation among urban, economically disadvantaged women. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 40(6), 691-700.10.1111/j.1552-6909.2011.01297.x
- Stringer, M., Teitelman, A.M., Jemmott, L.S. & Ludmir, J. (2010). Predictors of HPV Vaccination intent among urban, economically diadvantaged young women. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, & Neonatal Nursing, 39, S85.10.1111/j.1552-6909.2010.01122.x