Sheridan Miyamoto, PhD

Sheridan Miyamoto

Director, SAFE-T Program, Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA


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 PhD in Nursing Science and Health-Care Leadership from the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing 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 the use of telehealth technology to improve sexual assault forensic care in rural communities, the identification and prevention of commercial sexual exploitation of children (trafficking), 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.