Patricia Bleznak Silverstein and Howard A. Silverstein Endowed Term Chair in Global Women’s Health
Associate Professor of Nursing
Associate Professor of OB/GYN, Perelman School of Medicine
Anne Teitelman is Patricia Bleznak Silverstein and Howard A. Silverstein Endowed Term Chair in Global Women’s Health and Associate Professor of Nursing in the School of Nursing, and Associate Professor of OB/GYN in the Perelman School of Medicine. Her early work as a nurse practitioner and her dissertation on adolescent girls set her on a course of research, teaching, and clinical practice focused on improving the life trajectories of marginalized adolescent girls and young women. Much of her research focuses on understanding the context within which they make health decisions, especially about their sexual health. Her current research, funded by NIH, capitalizes on advances in brain science that enable understanding of how adolescents make decisions. Using MRIs and portable Functional Near Infrared Spectrometers housed in a lab at Penn Nursing, Teitelman and a Penn clinical neuroscientist are analyzing brain patterns of young women making decisions about their sexual health. She is also working with colleagues on mobile web apps, including the Everhealthier Women app, to help women track cancer screenings and prevention behaviors.
Teitelman, Anne M. 2015. “News From the International Council on Women’s Health Issues.” Health Care for Women International 36(8).
Teitelman, Anne M., Scarlett L. Bellamy, John B. Jemmott III, Larry Icard, Ann O’Leary, Samira Ali, Zolani Ngwane, and Monde Makiwane. 2017. “Childhood Sexual Abuse and Sociodemographic Factors Prospectively Associated with Intimate Partner Violence Perpetration Among South African Heterosexual Men.” Annals of Behavioral Medicine 51(2): 170–178.
Teitelman, Anne M, JB Jemmott, SL Bellamy, LD Icard, A O’Leary, GA Heeren, Z Ngwane, and SJ Ratcliffe. 2016. “Partner Violence, Power, and Gender Differences in South African Adolescents’ HIV/Sexually Transmitted Infections Risk Behaviors.” Health Psychology 35(7).
Icard, L.D., J.B. Jemmott, A.M. Teitelman, A. O’Leary, and G.A. Heeren. 201443. “Mediation Effects of Problem Drinking and Marijuana Use on HIV Sexual Risk Behaviors among Childhood Sexually Abused South African Heterosexual Men.” Child Abuse and Neglect 38(2): 234–242.