Beth Ely, PhD, RN

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  • Background

    Elizabeth (Beth) Ely, RN, PhD is an expert in pediatric pain assessment and management. She came to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia  from the Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children. She has extensive experience with longitudinal studies in children with sickle cell disease. She works with clinical nurses to apply research and evidence to nursing practice.

  • Education and Training

    Additional Training

    PhD, University of Colorado | MS, University of Maryland at Baltimore

    Undergraduate Degree

    BSN, Duke University

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Nurse Researcher, Center for Pediatric Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice

  • Research Interests

    Pediatric pain assessment and management
    Effectiveness of cognitive behavioral and nonpharmacologic pain management strategies
    Sickle Cell pain management
    Relationship between temperament and pain behaviours and pain related coping strategies