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Shari Wade, PhD

  • Director of Research, Division of Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics


PhD: Clinical Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, 1988.

Fellowship: Clinical Psychology, Yale University, Department of Psychiatry, New Haven, Conn., 1987; Pediatric Psychology, Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital, Cleveland, OH, 1989.


Psychological impact of chronic medical conditions on children and their families

Research Areas



Elucidating a genomic signature associated with behavioral and executive function after moderate to severe pediatric TBI: a systems biology informed approach. Kurowski, BG; Treble-Barna, A; Pilipenko, V; Martin, LJ; Jegga, AG; Miley, AE; Zhang, N; Fabio, A; Chima, RS; Adlam, AR; Kaufman, K; Bell, MJ; Beers, SR; Wisniewski, SR; Wade, SL. 2024; 4:1293265.

Recovery trajectories of IQ after pediatric TBI: A latent class growth modeling analysis. Narad, ME; Smith-Paine, J; Cassedy, A; LeBlond, E; Taylor, HG; Yeates, KO; Wade, SL. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS. 2024; 30:273-284.

Feasibility and acceptability of an online parenting intervention to address behaviour problems in moderately to extremely preterm pre-school and school-age children. Fisher, AP; Miley, AE; Glazer, S; Gies, LM; Parikh, NA; Lam, L; Wade, SL. Child: Care, Health and Development. 2024; 50:e13209.

Children's, parents', and teachers' experiences of the feasibility of a telerehabilitation intervention for children with acquired brain injury in the chronic phase - a qualitative study of acceptability and participation in the Child In Context Intervention (CICI). Svendsen, EJ; Killi, EM; Rohrer-Baumgartner, N; Holthe, IL; Sandhaug, M; Borgen, IM H; Wade, SL; Hauger, SL; Løvstad, M; Bragstad, LK. BMC Health Services Research. 2023; 23:603.

Reducing Stress after Trauma (ReSeT): study protocol for a randomized, controlled trial of an online psychoeducational program and video therapy sessions for children hospitalized after trauma. Keenan, HT; Wade, SL; Miron, D; Presson, AP; Clark, AE; Ewing-Cobbs, L. Trials. 2023; 24:766.

87 Suitability of the I-InTERACT-North Parenting Program for families with autistic children. Lyon, R; Green, R; Deotto, A; Fabiano, GF; Kelley, E; Anagnostou, E; Nicolson, R; Wade, SL; Williams, TS. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS. 2023; 29:188.

28 A Graph Theoretical Approach to Understanding Associations between Structural Connectivity and Improvements in Behavior of Children Born Very Preterm Following a Positive Parenting Intervention. Glazer, S; Parikh, N; Yuan, W; Pedapati, E; Chiu, P; Wade, S. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society : JINS. 2023; 29:903-904.

Caregivers matter: Neurological vulnerability for pediatric brain tumor survivors. Moscato, EL; Fisher, AP; Pillay-Smiley, N; Salloum, R; Wade, SL. 2023; 10:418-428.

Altered white matter organization and its correlations with executive functioning among adolescents with epilepsy. Kraus, D; Farah, R; Fischer, H; Vannest, J; Wade, SL; Radhakrishnan, R; Modi, AC; Horowitz-Kraus, T. European Journal of Paediatric Neurology. 2023; 46:82-88.

Parenting Interventions Targeting Behavior for Children Born Preterm or Low Birth Weight: A Systematic Review. Patronick, J; Glazer, S; Sidol, C; Parikh, NA; Wade, SL. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2023; 48:676-687.

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