Andrea Mechanick Braverman, PhD

Dr. Braverman is a health psychologist specializing in medical health management, diabetes care, infertility counseling, third party reproduction issues.   Dr. Braverman is an Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University and currently is the Associate Director of the Educational Core in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology.  She has been in private practice since 1988 and consults with many of the leading assisted reproductive technology programs and endocrinologists.  Dr. Braverman served as Director of Complementary and Alternative Medicine at Reproductive Medicine Associates of New Jersey from 2005 – 2010, and she spent the prior 15 years as Director of Psychological Services at Pennsylvania Reproductive Associates/Women’s Institute for Fertility, Endocrinology and Menopause.  She received her M.A., M.S. and Ph.D. in psychology from the University of Pennsylvania, completing her dissertation on public attitudes towards donor insemination.

Dr. Braverman has lectured internationally on treatment issues and reproductive medicine before both medical and patient audiences.  She has conducted research and published numerous articles in medical journals about the psychological aspects of infertility, attitudes of parents of children born with the use of ART, issues involved in the decision to end treatment, and psychological issues involved in using third-party donors.

In 2009, Dr. Braverman received the Ian Johnston Memorial Award from the Fertility Society of Australia and in 2001 she received the Family Building Award from The American Fertility Association.  Dr. Braverman has served on the board of the American Fertility Association and has been active with Resolve.   She is the past president of the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology and past chairperson of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM).  She currently serves on the Ethics Committee of ASRM.

Dr. Braverman received the 2011 Timothy Jeffrey Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology from the American Psychological Association Division of Health Psychology, August, 2011.

Dr. Braverman has joined the Advisory Board for the Diabetes Self-Management Education Board for the Jefferson Endocinology group