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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 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

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 2014 in press.

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 2014 in press.

Jessica Rutstein Lazarus, Richard Rutstein, Elizabeth Lowenthal: Cognitive Outcomes in Perinatally HIV-infected Youth: When We Start HAART Matters. HIV Medicine 2014 in press.

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 Page: 1-5, October 2014 epub ahead of print Notes: DOI 10.1080/09540121.2014.969676.

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.

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. 9th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence June 2014.

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Last updated: 12/19/2014
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