Dr. Penny Neal is a pediatric nurse practitioner with more than 20 years of clinical experience. She is dually certified as a Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner (PNP-PC) and a Pediatric Mental Health Specialist (PMHS). Penny received her MSN from the University of Tennessee and PhD in nursing from East Tennessee State University. She is a published researcher and has presented at the local, national and international levels. She serves as a Section Editor for EBSCO Health and oversees pediatric content.