Beth Ely, PhD, RN Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) 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 TrainingPhD, University of Colorado | MS, University of Maryland at BaltimoreUndergraduate DegreeBSN, Duke University Titles and Academic Titles Nurse Researcher, Center for Pediatric Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Research Interests Pediatric pain assessment and managementEffectiveness of cognitive behavioral and nonpharmacologic pain management strategiesSickle Cell pain managementRelationship between temperament and pain behaviors and pain related coping strategies Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. The comments are submitted by patients and families and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not reflect the views of Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.