Penn Center for AIDS Research

Elizabeth Lowenthal

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Faculty, Penn Center for AIDS Research
Core Faculty: Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania Center for Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics
Investigator, University of Pennsylvania Center for Pharmacoepidemiology Research and Training (CPeRT)
Pediatric Clinical Core Director, Penn Center for AIDS Research (CFAR)
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
3535 Market Street
15th Floor, Rm 1513
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-2306
Fax: 267-426-0380
Graduate Group Affiliations
B.A. (Biology)
Augustana College, 1995.
MD (Medicine)
Baylor College of Medicine, 2000.
MSCE (Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2012.
Post-Graduate Training
Pediatrics Residency, Baylor Affiliated Hospitals, 2000-2003.
General Academic Pediatrics Fellowship, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia, 2008-2010.
American Board of Pediatrics, 2003.
American Academy of HIV Medicine, 2011.
American College of Epidemiology, 2013.
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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

Julie Mennella, Phoebe Mathew, Elizabeth Lowenthal: Proof of principle: Use of adult sensory panel to study individual differences in the palatability of a pediatric HIV treatment drug. Clinical Therapeutics 39(10): 2038-2048, October 2017.

Irene Mathieu, Kate Wallis, Adriana LaMonte, Ingrid Japa, Ramona Cordero, Elizabeth Lowenthal, Andrew Steenhoff: The Risk of Early Childhood Developmental Delay in Consuelo, Dominican Republic: A literature review and project proposal. CHOP Pediatric Global Health Conference October 2017.

Nahara L. Saballos, Elizabeth D. Lowenthal, Maria Dunn, Ramona Cordero, Ingrid Japa, Antonio Matos, Ryan Close: Iron Ingots vs Enhanced Standard of Care with Oral Iron: Assessing Non-adherence and Preliminary Effects among Anemic Preschool-Aged Children in Consuelo, DR. CHOP Pediatric Global Health Conference October 2017.

One Bayani, Christina Bax, Elizabeth Lowenthal: Psychological Reactance and Attitudes Towards Medication Adherence among Adolescents Undergoing Treatment for HIV in Botswana. CHOP Pediatric Global Health Conference October 2017.

Bhavya Ancha, Madeline Chandra, Adriana LaMonte, Jennifer Chapman, Maria Dunn, Ingrid Japa, Ramona Cordero, Elizabeth Lowenthal, Andrew Steenhoff: Assessment of Immunization, Deworming, and HIV Testing in Children in Consuelo, Dominican Republic: 2011-2017. CHOP Pediatric Global Health Conference October 2017.

Katherine D. Westmoreland, Elizabeth D. Lowenthal, Rodney Finalle, Loeto Mazhani, Megan Cox, Julius C. Mwita, Seipone B. Mphele, Chloe E. Turner, Andrew P. Steenhoff: Registrar Wellness in Botswana: Measuring Burnout and Identifying Ways to Improve Wellness. African Journal of Health Professions Education 9(3): 98-102, September 2017 Notes:

Sarah Wood, Elizabeth Lowenthal, Susan Lee, Sarah Ratcliff, Nadia Dowshen: Longitudinal Viral Suppression among a Cohort of Adolescents and Young Adults with Behaviorally-acquired HIV. AIDS Patient Care and STDs 31(9), September 2017.

Elizabeth Yang, Seipone Mphele, Neo Moshashane, Boineelo Bula, Jennifer Chapman, Harriet Okatch, Ed Pettitt, Ontibile Tshume, Tafireyi Marukutira, Gabriel Anabwani, Elizabeth Lowenthal: Distinctive Barriers to Antiretroviral Therapy Adherence among non-adherent Adolescents Living with HIV in Botswana. AIDS Care Epub ahead of print, June 2017.

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:

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