Terri Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN

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Terri Lipman, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, is a pediatric nurse practitioner in the Diabetes Center and the Division of Endocrinology and Diabetes at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

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


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

Conditions Treated

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




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”