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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



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.

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; 38:E424-E436.

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.

Stepping up to COVID-19: A Clinical Trial of a Telepsychology Positive Parenting Program Targeting Behavior Problems in Children With Neurological Risk. Deotto, A; Fabiano, GF; Chung, BY T; Wade, SL; Anagnostou, E; Crosbie, J; Kelley, E; Nicolson, R; Andrade, BF; Miller, SP; et al. Journal of Pediatric Psychology. 2023; 48:523-536.

Understanding and supporting peer relationships in adolescents with acquired brain injury: A stakeholder engagement study. Ankrett, S; Smithson, J; Limond, J; Behn, N; Wade, SL; Wilkinson, L; Adlam, AL R. Neuropsychological Rehabilitation. 2023; 33:1090-1119.

Traumatic Brain Injury Positive Strategies for Families: A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of an Online Parent-Training Program. Karns, CM; Wade, SL; Slocumb, J; Keating, T; Gau, JM; Slomine, BS; Suskauer, SJ; Glang, A. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 2023; 104:1026-1034.

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