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
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
Reyes, J., Washio, Y., Teitelman, A.M., Stringer, M. (in press) Usability and acceptance of Everhealthier Women: A mobile application to enhance informed health choices. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing.
Teitelman, A.M. (in press) Using Mobile Technologies to Improve Women’s Health. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecological and Neonatal Nursing.
Jemmott, J.B. III, Jemmott, L.S., O’Leary, A., Ngwane, Z., Teitelman, A.M., Makiwane, M.B., Bellamy, S.L., (in press) Effect of a behavioral intervention on perpetrating and experiencing forced sex among South African adolescents: a secondary analysis of a cluster randomized trial. JAMA Pediatrics
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
Washio, Y., Novack, E., Davis-Vogel, A., Chittams, J., Anagnostopulos, C., Kilby, L.M., Teitelman, A.M. (2018, online) Prior Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence Associated with Less HIV Testing among Young Women. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260518768564
Johnson, L. G., Armstrong, A., Joyce, C. M., Teitelman, A.M., Buttenheim, A. M (2018). Implementation strategies to improve cervical cancer prevention in sub-Saharan Africa: a systematic review. Implementation Science13:28 https://doi.org/10.1186/s13012-018-0718-9