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Elizabeth Lowenthal, MD MSCE

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 Clinical Expertise

Dr. Lowenthal is a pediatrician with expertise in HIV care of children and adolescents. Between 2004 and 2008, she was the clinic director of the Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Centre of Excellence (Botswana, Africa), providing care and treatment for over 1500 HIV-infected children and adolescents. She is currently a staff physician at the Special Immunology Family Care Center of the University of Pennsylvania where she provides both general pediatric care and HIV-related care.

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Lowenthal's research is focused on 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 and a CDC-funded Public Health Effectiveness research study of adherence to antiretroviral therapies among HIV-infected adolescents in Botswana.

Selected Publications

Elizabeth D. Lowenthal, Haruna B. Jibril, Mmapula L Sechele, Keofentse Mathuba, Ontibile Tshume, and Gabriel M. Anabwani: Disclosure of HIV Status to HIV-infected Children in a Large African Treatment Center: Lessons Learned in Botswana. Children and Youth Services Review 2014- in press.

Beatrice Larru, Jessica Eby, Elizabeth Lowenthal: Antiretroviral therapy in HIV-1 infected pediatric patients: focus on efavirenz. Pediatric Health, Medicine and Therapeutics. Dove Press, 2014- in press.

Elizabeth Lowenthal, Tafireyi Marukutira, Ontibile Tshume, Jennifer Chapman, Tebo Dipotso, Omphile Lepodisi, Keboletse Mokete, Jean Nachega, Gabriel Anabwani, Robert Gross: Parental Absence from Clinic Predicts Virologic Failure in Adolescents in Botswana. Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections March 2014 Notes: Boston, Massachusetts (March 3-6).

Gitau Mburu, Ian Hodgson, Sam Kalibala, Choolwe Haamujompa, Fabian Cataldo, Elizabeth Lowenthal, David Ross: Adolescent HIV disclosure in Zambia: barriers, facilitators and outcomes. Journal of the International AIDS Society 17, March 2014 Notes: http://www.jiasociety.org/index.php/jias/article/view/18866 | http://dx.doi.org/10.7448/IAS.17.1.18866.

Elizabeth Lowenthal, Sabrina Bakeera-Kitaka, Tafireyi Marukutira, Jennifer Chapman, Kathryn Goldrath, Rashida Ferrand: HIV infection in vertically-infected adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa: A review of the emerging challenges. Lancet Infectious Diseases 13, January 2014 Notes: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(13)70363-3.

Elizabeth D. Lowenthal, Tafireyi Marukutira, Jennifer Chapman, Keboletse Mokete, Katherine Riva, Ontibile Tshume, Jessica Eby, Mogomotsi Matshaba, Gabriel M. Anabwani, Robert Gross, Karen Glanz: Psychosocial Assessments for HIV+ African Adolescents: Establishing Construct Validity and Exploring Under-appreciated Correlates of Adherence. submitted 2014.

Elizabeth Lowenthal, Tafireyi Marukutira, Keboletse Mokete, Ontibile Tshume, Gabriel Anabwani, Karen Glanz, Robert Gross: Social Desirability Bias in Assessment Tools Used with HIV+ Adolescents in Botswana. submitted 2014.

Elizabeth Lowenthal, Tafireyi Marukutira, Ontibile Tshume, Gabriel Anabwani, Robert Gross: Prediction of Virologic Failure Among Adolescents Using the Pediatric Symptom Checklist. Submitted 2014.

Elizabeth Lowenthal, Rachel Hammond, Tafireyi Marukutira, Jennifer Chapman, Jessica Eby, Gabriel Anabwani, Robert Gross, Knashawn Morales: Evidence for a Hawthorne Effect in the Measurement of Antiretroviral Adherence in Adolescents. submitted 2014.

Gabriel Anabwani, Nancy R Calles, Keofentse Mathuba, Elizabeth Lowenthal, Heather R Draper, Tafireyi Marukutira, Ontibile Tshume, Mark W Kline; for the BANA2 Trial Group.: Randomized, CD4+ Cell Guided, Lopinavir/ritonavir-based, structured interrupted antiretroviral Treatment in Children: The BANA2 Trial. submitted 2014.

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Last updated: 03/18/2014
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