Terri Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN

Terri Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, is a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Diabetes Center for Children and the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at CHOP.

Areas of Expertise: Growth disorders, Thyroid disease, Type 1 Diabetes
Locations: Main Campus
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

  • Background

    Dr. Terri Lipman, a clinical nurse scientist, is the Miriam Stirl Endowed Term Professor of Nutrition and Professor of Nursing of Children in the School of Nursing and Assistant Dean for Community Engagement. 

    She is also a faculty member in the Center for Health Equity Research, associated faculty in the Center for Public Health Initiatives and a Distinguished Fellow of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships.

    Dr. Lipman is the Associate Program Director of the Pediatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Program and a nurse practitioner in the division of endocrinology at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

    Dr. Lipman leads a program of research related to children with endocrine disorders and has published more than100 journal articles, book chapters and monographs. She has lectured widely both nationally and internationally, most recently at the International Congress of Endocrinology in Florence, Italy and as a Visiting Scholar at the University of Sao Paulo.

  • Education and Training

    Additional Training

    PhD, CRNP, MSN - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

    Board Certification

    Certified Registered Nurse Practitioner (CRNP)

    Undergraduate Degree

    BSN - Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

    Graduate Degree

    PhD, Pediatric Nursing - University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing, Philadelphia, PA
    MSN, Clinical Nurse Specialist - Nursing of Children -University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing

  • Titles and Academic Titles

    Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

    Professor of Pediatric Nursing, University of Pennsylvania, School of Nursing

  • Departments and Services
  • Research Interests

    The epidemiology of type 1 diabetes in children
    Pediatric growth disorders
    Racial disparities in children with endocrine disorders
    Community-based participatory research and the use of technology to enhance care of youth with diabetes

  • Publications



    Dougherty, JP, Hyams, S, Montgomery, KA, Lipman, TH. (Epub ahead of print April 1, 2014). Telemedicine for adolescents with type 1 diabetes. Western Journal of Nursing. doi:10.1177/0193945914528387


    Lipman TH, Ratcliffe, SJ, Cooper, R, Levitt Katz, LE. (2013).  Population-based survey of the prevalence of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in school children in Philadelphia.  Journal of Diabetes. 5 (4) 456–46. doi: 10.1111/1753-0407.12039.

    Lipman TH, Levitt Katz LE, Ratcliffe SJ, Murphy KM, PhD, Aguilar A, Rezvani I, Howe CJ, Fadia S, Suarez E. (2013). Increasing incidence of type 1 diabetes in youth: Twenty years of the Philadelphia Pediatric Diabetes Registry. Diabetes Care,36(6):1597-1603 doi: 10.2337/dc12-0767


    Lipman TH,  Murphy KM, Kumanyika SK, Jawad A, Ratcliffe SJ, Ginsburg KR. (2012). Racial differences in parents’ perceptions of factors important for children to live well with diabetes. The Diabetes Educator; 38(1):101-107.

  • Awards and Honors

    2014, Dean’s Award for MS/MSN Scholarly Mentorship
    2012, Norma M. Lang Distinguished Award for Scholarly Practice and Policy
    2011, Dean’s Award for Undergraduate Scholarly Mentorship
    2011, Carolyn J. Langstadter Mentorship Award- Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
    2011, Barbara J. Lowery Doctoral Student Organization Faculty Award
    2010, Spirit of Nursing Award University of Massachusetts Boston College of Nursing Allied Health Sciences
    2002, Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

  • Editorial and Academic Positions

    1998 - present, The American Journal of Maternal/Child Nursing (MCN), Column Author, “Toward Evidence-Based Practice”

    2009- present, The Journal of Pediatric Nursing, Column Editor, “Pediatric Endocrinology Nursing Society”