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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



Brain-derived neurotrophic factor Val66Met and neuropsychological functioning after early childhood traumatic brain injury. Treble-Barna, A; Wade, SL; Pilipenko, V; Martin, LJ; Yeates, KO; Taylor, HG; Kurowski, BG. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 2023; 29:246-256.

Iterative Development of the Caregiver Wellness After Traumatic Brain Injury Program (CG-Well). Kreitzer, N; Adeoye, O; Wade, SL; Kurowki, BG; Thomas, S; Gillespie, L; Bakas, T. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation. 2023.

Online Intervention for Caregivers of Children with Early Traumatic Brain Injury: Pilot Trial. Maggard, BL; Gies, LM; Sidol, CA; Moscato, EL; Schmidt, M; Landry, SH; Makoroff, KL; Rhine, TD; Wade, SL. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2023; 48:205-215.

Findings from a Randomized Controlled Trial of SMART: An EHealth Intervention for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Wade, SL; Sidol, C; Babcock, L; Schmidt, M; Kurowski, B; Cassedy, A; Zhang, N. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2023; 48:241-253.

Building I-INTERACT-North: Participatory Action Research Design of an Online Transdiagnostic Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Program to Optimize Congenital and Neurodevelopmental Risk. Ford, MK; Roberts, SD; Andrade, BF; Desrocher, M; Wade, SL; Kohut, SA; Williams, TS. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 2023; 30:204-215.

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

Widespread clinical implementation of the teen online problem-solving program: Progress, barriers, and lessons learned. Wade, SL; Walsh, K; Slomine, BS; Davis, KC; Heard, C; Maggard, B; Sutcliffe, M; Van Tubbergen, M; McNally, K; Deidrick, K; et al. 2023; 3.

Rehabilitation for children with chronic acquired brain injury in the Child in Context Intervention (CICI) study: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Rohrer-Baumgartner, N; Holthe, IL; Svendsen, EJ; Røe, C; Egeland, J; Borgen, IM H; Hauger, SL; Forslund, MV; Brunborg, C; Øra, HP; et al. Trials. 2022; 23.

Iterative Development of the Caregiver Wellness after Traumatic Brain Injury Program (CG-Well). Kreitzer, N; Adeoye, O; Wade, S; Kurowski, B; Thomas, S; Bakas, T. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2022; 103.

Pandemic Perils and Promise: Implementation of a Virtual Parenting Intervention during COVID-19 among Children with Early Neurological Conditions. Williams, TS; Burek, B; Deotto, A; Ford, MK; Green, R; Wade, SL. Pediatric Rehabilitation. 2022; 25:505-517.

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