Shupeng (Penny) Shi joined Penn Nursing as a Visiting Scholar in June 2017 under the mentorship of Dr. Jianghong Liu, Associate Professor of Nursing and Associate Professor of Public Health, Perelman School of Medicine.

As a Clinical/Research Nurse in the Emergency Department of the leading pediatric hospital in China, Children’s Hospital of Fudan University in Shanghai, Penny sought to combine practice and research – to detect problems in the clinical and social environment, particularly in the area of breastfeeding and neonatology, and to seek solutions through scientific methods. To strengthen these efforts and to expand on her knowledge and techniques in evidence-based nursing, Penny looked to the institution globally recognized to be at the forefront in this area – Penn Nursing.