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The Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine (JPRM) was founded by Jacob A, Neufeld, MD, in 2008 to publish manuscripts relevant to the pediatric rehabilitation care team from a diverse, collaborative, and interdisciplinary perspective.

We are published quarterly by iOS Press. Engage with us online by visiting IOS Press: Journal of Pediactric Rehabilitation Medicine and visit us on the web at Facebook: @JPedRehabMed, Twitter: @JPedRehabMed, and Instagram: @JPedRehabMed.

Our manuscripts are currently indexed in the following research databases:  Academic Source Complete, CINAHL, Embase, EMCare, Google Scholar, Index Medicus, MEDLINE, PubMed, Scopus, and Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory.

For questions and submissions about JPRM, please contact our Managing Editor Beckett Shea-Shumsky at

Journal Staff

Dr. Elaine PicoElaine L. Pico, MD, FAAP, FAAPM & R, Editor-In-Chief

Elaine L. Pico, MD, MA, FAAP, FAAPM & R, is Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Pediatric Rehabilitation Medicine. She has lectured nationally and internationally on mucopolysaccharidosis, spina bifida, cerebral palsy, and Rett Syndrome with recognized expertise also reflected in her authorship (and co-authorship) of chapters in the widely used Pediatric Rehabilitation Principles and Practice textbook.

She has also been broadly published on such topics as the effect of low-magnitude mechanical stimulation on bone density in patients with Rett syndrome and participated in the Committee for Science and Publications, where she served as a peer reviewer for the CDC’s National Spina Bifida Patient Registry (NSBPR) research manuscripts.

Her work is varied, providing her with robust exposure to evidence-based medicine and management of chronic disorders and injury. She provides clinical care at the nationally recognized UCSF (University of California San Francisco) Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland—and this, plus her research as co-principal investigator of the NIH’s Rett Syndrome MECP2 Duplication Disorder and Rett-Related Disorders Natural History Protocol, are exceptionally rewarding.

She holds a Master’s degree in Child Life Education and a Doctorate in Medicine and completed residencies in Pediatrics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the Mayo Clinic. She is board certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and American Board of Pediatrics and holds specialty certification in Pediatric Rehabilitation.

  • Beckett Shea-Shumsky, Managing Editor
  • Sruthi Pandipati Thomas, MD, PhD—Social Media Editor
  • Rochelle T. Dy, MD—Associate Case Report Editor
  • Virginia S. Nelson, MD, MPH—Associate Commentary Editor
  • Rishi K. Agrawal, MD, MPH—Associate Complex Care Editor
  • Margaret A. Turk, MD—Associate Education Editor
  • Jonathan Porter Castillo MD, MPH—Associate Global Health Editor