Dr. Newman is Co-Director of the Penn Center for Continence and Pelvic Health in the Division of Urology at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
She is a Research Investigator Senior and Adjunct fessor of Urology in Surgery, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Her practice involves the evaluation, conservative treatment, and management of urinary incontinence and related problems.
Dr Newman is involved in U.S> government-funded research currently including: Principal Investigator (PI), University of Pennsylvania site, PENN+PLUS Clinical Center, Prevention of Lower Urinary Tract Symptoms (PLUS) Research Consortium, 1U01DK106892-01. She is a co-investigator on the NIH Pelvic Floor Disorders Network Clinical Sites (1U10HD069010-01), and on Neurogenic bladder dysfunctions in neurological disorders, P20 DK097819-01 NIDDK/NIH, NIH. She is a co-investigator on the Perioperative Post-Prostatectomy Incontinence Home Telehealth Program, VA Merit Grant. She has served as a site PI on Translating Unique Learning for Incontinence Prevention: The TULIP Project, (R01NR012011, NINR/NIH) and the PI, University of Pennsylvania site, Group Learning Achieves Decreased Incidents of Lower Urinary Symptoms (GLADIOLUS) University of Pennsylvania, NIA/NIH.
She was the Chairperson of the 2nd – 6th (2017) Committee on Continence Promotion, Education & Primary Prevention for the International Consultation on Incontinence. With Dr Alan Wein, she was the Co-chair of the 2018 International Continence Society Annual meeting, held in Philadelphia. Over the last three decades, Dr Newman has held multiple leadership positions in professional groups and government-sponsored expert panels.
She is the author of several books. The most recent as the lead editor of the 1st edition of the Society of Urologic Nurses and Associates Core Curriculum for Urologic Nursing. She is the lead editor of Clinical Application of Urologic Catheters, Devices and Products.