Elizabeth Lowenthal, MD MSCE

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics
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3535 Market Street
15th Floor, Rm 1513
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-2306
Fax: 267-426-0380
B.A. (Biology)
Augustana College, 1995.
MD (Medicine)
Baylor College of Medicine, 2000.
MSCE (Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2012.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Lowenthal's research is focused on issues of importance to international child health. The majority of her work relates to the care and treatment of HIV-infected children and adolescents. She is currently the Principal Investigator for an NIH Research Career Development Award through NIMH focused on adherence to antiretroviral therapies among HIV-infected adolescents in Botswana. She has active research collaborations in several other countries including Zimbabwe, the Dominican Republic, and Nigeria. Her studies incorporate mixed-methods approaches and have included large cohort studies, clinical trials, and qualitative research. Dr. Lowenthal is a member of the Scientific Committee for Treatment and the Adherence Technical Working Group for the International Maternal Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network. At CHOP, she is director of the Global Health Research Affinity Group.

Selected Publications

Leslie A. Enane, Elizabeth D. Lowenthal, Tonya Arscott-Mills, Lebo Matlhare, Laura Smallcomb, Botshelo Kgwaadira, Susan E. Coffin, Andrew P. Steenhoff: Loss to Follow-up among Adolescents with Tuberculosis in Gaborone, Botswana. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease 20(10): 1320-1326, October 2016.

Elizabeth Lowenthal and Alexander Fiks: Protecting Children through Research Pediatrics 138(4): e20162150, October 2016.

Kimon L.H. Ioannides, Jennifer Chapman, Tafireyi Marukutira, Ontibile Tshume, Gabriel Anabwani, Robert Gross, Elizabeth D. Lowenthal : Patterns of HIV treatment adherence do not differ between male and female adolescents in Botswana. AIDS and Behavior Page: epub ahead of print, September 2016.

Harriet Okatch, Kaylin Beiter, Jessica Eby, Jennifer Chapman, Tafireyi Marukutira, Ontibile Tshume, Mogomotsi Matshaba, Gabriel Anabwani, Robert Gross, Elizabeth Lowenthal: Apparent Antiretroviral Over-adherence by Pill Count is Associated with HIV Treatment Failure in Adolescents. JAIDS 72(5): 542-5, August 2016.

Julie A. Denison, Audrey Pettifor, Lynne Mofenson, and Deanna Kerrigan: Developing an Implementation Science Research Agenda to Improve the Treatment and Care Outcomes among Adolescents Living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa. Project SOAR/Population Council July 2016 Notes: Washington, D.C. popcouncil.org/projectsoar member, Technical Advisory Committee.

Julie A. Mennella, Elizabeth D. Lowenthal, Phoebe Mathew, Kristi Roberts, Corrine Mansfield, Liang-Dar Hwang, Cailu Lin, Danielle R. Reed : The Molecular Basis of Individual Differences in the Taste of an HIV Treatment Drug. Association for Chemoreception Sciences (AChemS) 38th Annual Meeting April 2016.

Sarah Wood, Elizabeth Lowenthal, Susan Lee, Nadia Dowshen: Longitudinal Patterns of Virologic Suppression among a Cohort of Behaviorally HIV-infected youth. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting April 2016 Notes: oral presentation- Wood.

Elizabeth D. Lowenthal, Tafireyi C. Marukutira, Jennifer Chapman, Ontibile Tshume, Mogomotsi Matshaba, Gabriel Anabwani, Robert Gross: Psychological Reactance Is a Novel Risk Factor for Adolescent HIV Treatment Failure. CROI 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. IAS-USA, February 2016.

Sarah Wood, Elizabeth D. Lowenthal, Susan S. Lee, Nadia Dowshen: Longitudinal Virologic Suppression Among a Cohort of Behaviorally HIV-infected Youth. CROI 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. IAS-USA, February 2016.

David Bearden, Andrew P. Steenhoff, Dennis J. Dlugos, Dennis Kolson, Parth Mehta, Sudha Kessler, Elizabeth Lowenthal, Baphaleng Monokwane, Gabriel Anabwani, Gregory P. Bisson: Early Antiretroviral Therapy is Protective against Epilepsy in Children with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Botswana. JAIDS 69(2): 193-199, June 2015

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Last updated: 12/19/2016
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