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Sheridan Miyamoto, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor, College of Nursing

Principal Investigator: DOJ/OVC Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center





315c Nursing Sciences Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Brief Bio

Sheridan Miyamoto is an Assistant Professor in the College of Nursing and the Child Maltreatment Solutions Network at Penn State University. Dr. Miyamoto received her Ph.D. in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership from the Betty Irene Moore School ofNursing at UC Davis. Her clinical work as a Nurse Practitioner at the UC Davis Child and Adolescent Abuse Resource and Evaluation Center focused on providing health and child maltreatment forensic services to children in Northern California. She supported six rural sites through live telehealth sexual assault consultations, allowing children to receive quality care within their own community. Miyamoto’s research interests include utilizing administrative databases to improve risk tools to identify childrenat risk of maltreatment, identification and prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of children (trafficking), the use of telehealth technology to improve sexual assault forensic care in rural communities, and the use of technology and innovation to improve patient outcomes. Miyamoto is the principal investigator of the Pennsylvania Sexual Assault Forensic Examination Telehealth (SAFE-T) Center, a project funded by the Department of Justice to enhance access to quality forensic services in underserved communities.


2014 University of California Davis, Davis, CA

Doctorate of Philosophy, Nursing Science and Health Care Leadership

Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing


1996 Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Master of Science, Nursing

Family Nurse Practitioner Program


1994 University of California Davis, Davis, CA

Bachelor of Arts, Psychology


child sexual abuse, sexual assault, telehealth, telemedicine, forensic nursing, child maltreatment, commercial sexual exploitation of children

Research Interests

sexual assault, sexual abuse, telehealth, mhealth, commercial sexual exploitation of children



CMAS 466

Community and System Response to Child Maltreatment