Shari Wade

Shari Wade

Biography

Dr. Shari Wade is director of research in the Division of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. She is also a licensed clinical psychologist and tenured professor in the Department of Pediatrics in the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Since 1991, she has conducted federally-funded research to identify factors that influence recovery following traumatic brain injury in children. She has published more than 200 highly-cited, peer-reviewed research papers that have shaped how the field understands the role of social environmental factors on recovery following TBI and the effects of TBI on child and family functioning over time. Dr. Wade has pioneered the development and testing of technology-based interventions to reduce behavioral morbidity and family consequences of pediatric TBI for nearly two decades, conducting six multi-center clinical trials for pediatric TBI.