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.
What influences health? How can we improve health especially for disadvantaged populations?
“In our research we look at multiple factors that influence both resilience as well as challenges people face when confronting conditions such as HIV, sexually transmitted infections, cancer, violence and abuse. From there we build interventions to reach people where they are, to provide the tools and resources they need to live healthy and productive lives.”
- PhD, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, 2002
- Certificate, Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies, University of Michigan, 1999
- MSN, Yale University School of Nursing, 1985
- BA, Vassar College, 1979
Dr. Teitelman’s research has focused on increasing access to health information among marginalized groups with relevant health messages. She has used mobile health applications (apps) to make important information more accessible. Her app development is informed not only by the most current scientific facts, but also by her own research eliciting the views of individuals from the target audience and with input from Community Advisory Boards. Read more about Dr. Teitelman’s cancer prevention app research here. In addition, Dr. Teitelman collaborates with a team of neuroscientist and engineers to better understand brain-behavior relationships as it applies to health decision-making. She established a portable neuroimaging laboratory in the School of Nursing which utilizes functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to assess focal brain processes.
Issues of equity are front and center in Dr. Teitelman’s research, practice, and teaching. Much of her research targets unmet needs of often overlooked or under resourced groups, for example, finding ways to promote HIV prevention among women who use drugs or providing easily accessible cancer prevention information and resources for women of color though the use of mobile applications. In her more than 30 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Dr. Teitelman’s clinical practice has focused on providing primary care to those with limited health care resources. With students at all levels Dr. Teitelman builds on their passion for change and fosters creative and critical thinking to identify problems and possibilities to address major health problems. See: A Social Justice Perspective on Teaching and Learning
Dr. Teitelman mentors students at all levels in research.
In searching for ways to meet unmet health needs in the community setting, Dr. Teitelman’s research journey has focused on understanding the context of in which people live their lives to develop the most appropriate and effective health promotion interventions. Dr. Teitelman’s research explores individual, social and structural factors that influence health, guided by relevant theoretical frameworks. She has developed and evaluated interventions to promote HIV/STI prevention and cancer prevention among women across the lifespan and among adolescents (both boys and girls).
See my bibliography: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/myncbi/1pUHA3zanryQl/bibliography/public/
Dr. Teitelman has practiced as a Family Nurse Practitioner for over 30 years working in a variety of primary care settings focused on underserved populations.
Opportunities to Learn and Collaborate at Penn Nursing
Not accepting mentees at this time.
Selected Career Highlights
- 2020 Barbara J. Lowery Faculty Award, Doctoral Student Organization, School of Nursing, University of Pennsylvania
- 2016 Visiting Fellow, University of Hong Kong
- 2013 “Outstanding HIV/AIDS Researcher 2013” Penn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR) Community Advisory Board
- 2013 1st place winner, US Health and Human Services, “Reducing Cancer Among Women of Color” Challenge for our web app “Everhealthier Women”
Teitelman, A.M., Kim, S.K., Waas, R., DeSenna, A., Duncan, R.(in press) Development of the NowIKnow Mobile Application to Promote Completion of HPV Vaccine Series Among Young Adult Women. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing.
Kim S.K.,Teitelman, A.M., Muecke, M., D’Antonio, P.,Stringer, M., Grisso, J.A. (in press) The perspectives of volunteer counselors of Korean immigrant women experiencing intimate partner violence. Issues in Mental Health Nursing.
Dichter, M., Teitelman, A. Klusaritz, H., Maurer, D., Cronholm, P., Doubeni, C., (in press) Trauma-Informed Care Training in Family Medicine Residency Programs: Results from CERA Survey (brief report). Family Medicine.
Travers, J.L., Teitelman, A.M., Jenkins, K.A., Castle, N.G.(in press) Exploring Social-Based Discrimination Among Nursing Home Certified Nursing Assistants. Nursing Inquiry
Teitelman, A.M. (in press) Using Mobile Technologies to Improve Women’s Health. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing.
Washio, Y., Novack, E., Teitelman, A.M. (in press) HIV Testing in Women in Relation to Intimate Partner Violence and Substance Use: A Systematic Review. Current Women’s Health Reviews
Wright, E.N., Hanlon,A., Lozano, A., & Teitelman, A. (2019). The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence, Depressive Symptoms, Alcohol Dependence, and Perceived Stress on 30-year Cardiovascular Disease Risk among Young Adult Women: A Multiple Mediation Analysis. Preventive Medicine. 121:47-54. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.01.016. Epub 2019 Jan 26. PMID 30695719
Wright, E.N., Hanlon, A., Lozano, A., & Teitelman, A. (2019). The Impact of Intimate Partner Violence on 30-year Cardiovascular Disease Risk among Young Adult Women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence 2019;121:47-54. doi: 10.1016/j.ypmed.2019.01.016. Epub 2019 Jan 26. PMID:30695719
Baah, F., Teitelman, A. M., Riegel, B. (2019) Marginalization: Conceptualizing patient vulnerabilities in the framework of social determinants of health – An integrative review. Nursing Inquiry. 26(1):e12268. doi: 10.1111/nin.12268. Epub 2018 Nov 29. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30488635
Ramsey, S.E., Ames, E.G., Brinkley-Rubinstein,L., Teitelman, A.M., Clarke, J., & Kaplan, C. (2019). Linking Women Experiencing Incarceration to Community-Based HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Care: Protocol of a Pilot Trial, Addiction Science & Clinical Practice, 14(1):8. doi: 10.1186/s13722-019-0137-5. PMID:30832717