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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 pediatric and adolescent HIV care. 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 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

Maria Dunn, Steven McKee, Ramona Cordero, Ingrid Japa, Elizabeth Lowenthal, Ryan Close: Evaluation of dietary iron intake in preschool-aged children in a resource-limited setting with a high burden of iron deficiency anemia. Pediatric Academic Societies 2017 Meeting, San Francisco, CA May 2017.

Jessica E. Haberer, K. Rivet Amico, Lora Sabin, Catherine Orrell, Omar Galarraga, Rachel C. Vreeman, Ira Wilson, Terrence F. Blaschke, Bernard Vrijens, Claude A. Mellins, Sheri D. Weiser, Nadia A. Sam-Agudu, Elizabeth Lowenthal, Robert H. Remien, Michael J. Stirratt, Papa Salif Sow, Bruce Thomas, Nathan Ford, Edward Mills, Richard Lester, Alexander C. Tsai, Jean Nachega, Bosco Mwbesa Bwana, Fred Ssewamala, Lawrence Mbuagbaw, Paula Munderi, Elvin Geng, David R. Bangsberg: Improving antiretroviral therapy adherence in resource-limited settings at scale: A discussion of interventions and recommendations. Journal of the International AIDS Society 20, March 2017 Notes: http://dx.doi.org/10.7448/IAS.20.1.21371.

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. (eds.). Springer, 21(2): 410-414, February 2017.

Elizabeth D. Lowenthal, Andrew P. Steenhoff, Wolfgang Rennert, Richard M. Rutstein : Care of the HIV-infected child Pediatric Infectious Diseases: Essentials for Practice, 2nd Edition. Shah SS, Ratner AJ, Kemper A (eds.). McGraw-Hill Professional, 2017.

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.

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.

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Last updated: 04/04/2017
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