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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
Education:
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 at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where she provides both general pediatric care and HIV-related care.

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 and a CDC-funded Public Health Effectiveness research study of 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 South Africa. 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 for the International Maternal Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network.

Selected Publications

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 Feb 2 [Epub ahead of print] 2015

Robert Gross, Tsitsi Bandason, Lisa Langhaug, Hilda Mujuru, Chiratidzo Ndhlovu, *Elizabeth Lowenthal, *Rashida Ferrand *equal work by senior authors : Factors Associated with Self-Reported Adherence among Adolescents on Antiretroviral Therapy in Zimbabwe. AIDS Care 27(3): 322-6, March 2015 Notes: DOI 10.1080/09540121.2014.969676 Epub 2014 Oct 22.

Jessica R Lazarus, Richard Rutstein, Elizabeth Lowenthal : Treatment initiation factors and cognitive outcome in youth with perinatally acquired HIV infection. HIV Medicine Jan 21 Epub ahead of print 2015.

Elizabeth Lowenthal, Tafireyi Marukutira, Ontibile Tshume, Jennifer Chapman, Jean Nachega, Gabriel Anabwani, Robert Gross: Parental Absence from Clinic Predicts Virologic Failure in Adolescents in Botswana JAMA Pediatrics in press 2015.

Sarah Wood, Nadia Dowshen, Elizabeth Lowenthal: A Generation at Stake: Time to Improve the Global HIV/AIDS Care Continuum for Adolescents JAMA Pediatrics in press, in press 2015.

E. Lowenthal, T. Marukutira, O. Tshume, J. Chapman, T. Dipotso, O. Lepodisi, K. Mokete, J. Nachega, G. Anabwani, R. Gross : Parental Absence from Clinic Predicts Virologic Failure in HIV-infected Adolescents in sub-Saharan Africa 18th Annual CFAR National Meeting. Center for AIDS Research, November 2014.

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. PLOS One 9(10): e109302, October 2014.

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. Elsevier, 45: 143-149, September 2014 Notes: published online April 15, 2014.

Sonenthal P, Bellamy S, Han X, Ratshaa B, Chimbengo G, Ngoni T, Rantleru T, Mosepele M, Lowenthal E, Steenhoff A, Strom BL, Bisson GP, Gross R: Self-reported Visual Analogue Scale Has Poor Sensitivity for Antiretroviral non-adherence in Botswana. 5th Botswana International HIV Conference August 2014 Notes: Gaborone, Botswana. Poster.

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 14(7), July 2014 Notes: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(13)70363-3 epub 2014 Jan 7.

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Last updated: 02/27/2015
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