Education and Training

Medical School

MD (Medicine) - Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH.


Pediatric Residency - University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.


Commonwealth Fund Harvard Minority Health Policy Fellowship - Harvard School of Medicine and Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars Fellowship - Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA.

Graduate Degree

PhD in Microbiology - Georgia Institute Of Technology, Atlanta, GA
MPH - Harvard School Of Public Health, Boston, MA
MSHP - Perelman School Of Medicine, University Of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Dr. Wade’s research interests focus on the intersection between childhood poverty, adversity, and well-being. Through his work, he plans to translate research on the science of childhood adversity and toxic stress into effective strategies to improve community level systems of care in economically distressed communities.

Selected Publications


Roy Wade, Jr.: "COVID-19 & Black Men's Physical, Mental, & Spiritual Health" Mayor's Commission on African-American Males (MCAAM) April 2020.

Roy Wade, Jr.: "Poverty and the pandemic" Radio Times WHYY, Philadelphia PA April 2020.


Turner HA, Mitchell KJ, Jones LM, Hamby S, Wade R, Beseler CL.: Gun Violence Exposure and Posttraumatic Symptoms Among Children and Youth. Journal of Traumatic Stress 32(6): 881-889, December 2019.

Wade, R., and Lorch, S.A.: Correlation Between Paternal and Maternal Adverse Childhood Experiences. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, Philadelphia PA, Podium Presentation November 2019.

Mitchell, K.J., Jones, L.M., Turner, H.A., Beseler, C.L., Hamby, S., and Wade, R.: Understanding the Impact of Seeing Gun Violence and Hearing Gunshots in Public Places: Findings From the Youth Firearm Risk and Safety Study. Journal of Interpersonal Violence Page: 1 - 17, June 2019.

Jimenez, M., Wade, R., Reichman, N.E.: Maternal Adversity and Home Literacy Activities. Pediatric Academic Societies, Annual Meeting, Baltimore MD, Podium Presentation April 2019.

Wade, R., Jimenez, M., Lorch, S.A.: Parental Adverse Childhood Experiences and Parenting Perspectives. Pediatric Academic Societies, Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD, Podium Presentation April 2019.


Wade R., Brant ML, Sammel MD, Bale TL, Epperson CN, and Lorch SA: Impact of Paternal Childhood Adversity on Offspring Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Disorders. 2017 Annual Perinatal Mental Health Conference, Chicago Il, Podium Presentation November 2017.

Wade R., Brant M., Sammel M.D., Bale T.L., Epperson C.N., and Lorch S.A.: The Impact of Paternal Childhood Adversity on Offspring Neurodevelopmental and Behavioral Disorders. 2017 Annual Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health Meeting, Washington DC, Podium Presentation October 2017.

Bethell C.D., Carle A., Hudziak J., Gombojav N., Powers K., Wade R., and Braveman P.: Methods to Assess Adverse Childhood Experiences of Children and Families: Toward Approaches to Promote Child Well-being in Policy and Practice. Academic Pediatrics 17(7): 51-69, September-October 2017.