Andrea Mechanick Braverman, MS, MA, PhD is the Associate Director of the Educational Core, Clinical Associate Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Braverman matriculated both Masters and Doctorate degrees in Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition, she earned a Masters in English literature and completed an internship in clinical psychology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. She is a licensed psychologist practicing in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Connecticut.
Dr. Braverman is Past Chair of the Mental Health Professional Group of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and Past President of the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics and Gynecology, and was the recipient of the prestigious Family Building Award presented by the American Fertility Association and was the 2011 Timothy Jeffrey Memorial Award for Outstanding Contributions to Clinical Health Psychology, American Psychological Foundation. Her professional memberships include the American Psychological Association, the American College of Obstetrics & Gynecology, and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine) where she has chaired task forces, and committees.
A popular invited speaker, Dr. Braverman’s lectures have received national and international acclaim at scientific meetings. She has served as a lecturer for post-graduates courses for ASRM and the European Society for Human Reproduction and Embryology (ESHRE). Dr. Braverman has been an invited lecturer at ART meetings and conferences in the US, Australia, Mexico, Canada, and Europe.
Widely published in the peer-reviewed literature in infertility, Dr. Braverman has presented papers, monographs, and lectures on infertility and reproductive medicine with a focus on psychological issues and counseling strategies. She serves on the editorial board of Archives of Women’s Mental Health, and reviews manuscripts for Fertility and Sterility, Reproductive Biology Online, and Human Reproduction. She is also a contributor of book chapters, reviews and editorials.