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Sheridan Miyamoto

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

University Park Campus
201 Nursing Sciences Building
University Park PA 16802



Ph.D., University of California Davis, Nursing Science and Health Care Leadership
M.S., Vanderbilt University, Nursing, Family Nurse Practitioner Program
B.A., University of California Davis, Psychology

Research Interests


  • Telehealth to improve forensic care for children, adolescents and adults in rural communities
  • Identification and prevention of human trafficking among child welfare involved youth
  • Using administrative databases and predictive tools to identify families at risk for child maltreatment
  • Use of nurse health coaching and mobile technologies to promote positive health behaviors

Funded Research Projects

Penn State University’s Translational Center for Child Maltreatment Studies TCCMS, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, National Institutes of Health, 2017-2021, Noll, J.G (PI), Fishbein, D.H., Ram, N., Collins, L.M., Allen, B., Frasier, L.D., Kymel, K., Heim, C.M., Shenk, C.E., Shalev, I., Schreier, H.M., Crowley, D.M., Miyamoto, S., Chinchilli, V.M., Dorn, L.D., Rose, E.J. Wang, M., Dias, M. and Font, S.A.

Funded Research Projects

Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Training (SAFE-T) Center. Department of Justice. 10/1/16–12/31/17. Miyamoto, S. (PI), Dorn L., Penrod, J, Perkins, D., and McCall-Hosenfeld, J.

Funded Research Projects

Prevention of Commercial Sexual Exploitation (Trafficking) of Children in a Child Welfare Population. SSRI Level 1. 10/1/16–8/31/17. Miyamoto, S. (PI), Forster, P., Pinto, C., Sterner, G., Font, S., Purvis, D., Panlilio, C., Schreier, H., Creswell, J., and Du P.

Funded Research Projects

Patient and Provider engagement and Empowerment Through Technology (P2E2T2) Program to Improve Health in Diabetes. Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. 09/01/2015-06/30/2018. H. M. Young (PI) S. Miyamoto (Co-I)


  • 2013-2015 – Doris Duke Fellowship for the Promotion of Child Well-Being – Innovations to prevent child abuse and neglect
  • 2010-2012 – Jonas Scholar, Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing at UC Davis


  • 2001 – Outstanding Commitment Award, Sacramento Child Abuse Prevention Council (UCDMC CARE Team)
  • 1999 – Nurse Practitioner of the Year, Del Norte Clinics, Inc