Babette S. Zemel

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Research Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Nutrition and Growth Laboratory, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Program Director, Center for Human Phenomic Science the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, Nutrition Core Laboratory and Bionutrition Unit, Clinical and Translational Research Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, Nutrition Core Laboratory and Bionutrition Unit, Center for Human Phenomic Science, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Division of GI, Hepatology and Nutrition
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Roberts Center for Pediatric Research
2716 South Street, 14th Floor/Room 14471
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
Office: 215-590-1669
Lab: 215-313-4299
Education:
B.A. (Anthropology)
University of Pennsylvania, 1979.
M.A. (Anthropology)
University of Pennsylvania, 1985.
Ph.D. (Anthropology)
University of Pennsylvania, 1989.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Dr. Zemel's studies pertain to childhood growth and nutrition, body composition, energy expenditure and bone density across the lifespan.

Selected Publications

Mostoufi-Moab Sogol, Kelly Andrea, Mitchell Jonathan A, Baker Joshua, Zemel Babette S, Brodsky Jill, Long Jin, Leonard Mary B: Changes in pediatric DXA measures of musculoskeletal outcomes and correlation with quantitative CT following treatment of acute lymphoblastic leukemia. Bone 112: 128-135, Jul 2018.

Hankins Jane S, Estepp Jeremie H, Hodges Jason R, Villavicencio Martha A, Robison Leslie L, Weiss Mitchell J, Kang Guolian, Schreiber Jane E, Porter Jerlym S, Kaste Sue C, Saving Kay L, Bryant Paulette C, Deyo Jeffrey E, Nottage Kerri A, King Allison A, Brandow Amanda M, Lebensburger Jeffrey D, Adesina Oyebimpe, Chou Stella T, Zemel Babette S, Smeltzer Matthew P, Wang Winfred C, Gurney James G: Sickle Cell Clinical Research and Intervention Program (SCCRIP): A lifespan cohort study for sickle cell disease progression from the pediatric stage into adulthood. Pediatric blood & cancer Page: e27228, May 2018.

Mitchell Jonathan A, Chesi Alessandra, Cousminer Diana L, McCormack Shana E, Kalkwarf Heidi J, Lappe Joan M, Gilsanz Vicente, Oberfield Sharon E, Shepherd John A, Kelly Andrea, Zemel Babette S, Grant Struan Fa: Multidimensional Bone Density Phenotyping Reveals New Insights Into Genetic Regulation of the Pediatric Skeleton. Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 33(5): 812-821, May 2018.

Mitchell Jonathan A, Chesi Alessandra, McCormack Shana E, Cousminer Diana L, Kalkwarf Heidi J, Lappe Joan M, Gilsanz Vicente, Oberfield Sharon E, Shepherd John A, Kelly Andrea, Grant Struan F A, Zemel Babette S: Physical Activity and Bone Accretion: Isotemporal Modeling and Genetic Interactions. Medicine and science in sports and exercise 50(5): 977-986, May 2018.

Adgent Margaret A, Umbach David M, Zemel Babette S, Kelly Andrea, Schall Joan I, Ford Eileen G, James Kerry, Darge Kassa, Botelho Julianne C, Vesper Hubert W, Chandler Donald Walt, Nakamoto Jon M, Rogan Walter J, Stallings Virginia A: A Longitudinal Study of Estrogen-Responsive Tissues and Hormone Concentrations in Infants Fed Soy Formula. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 103(5): 1899-1909, May 2018.

Lee Dale, Lewis James D, Shults Justine, Baldassano Robert N, Long Jin, Herskovitz Rita, Zemel Babette, Leonard Mary B: The Association of Diet and Exercise With Body Composition in Pediatric Crohn's Disease. Inflammatory bowel diseases 24(6): 1368-1375, May 2018.

Wrotniak Brian H, Georger Lesley, Hill Douglas L, Zemel Babette S, Stettler Nicolas: Association of dairy intake with weight change in adolescents undergoing obesity treatment. Journal of public health (Oxford, England) Apr 2018.

Cousminer Diana L, Mitchell Jonathan A, Chesi Alessandra, Roy Sani M, Kalkwarf Heidi J, Lappe Joan M, Gilsanz Vicente, Oberfield Sharon E, Shepherd John A, Kelly Andrea, McCormack Shana E, Voight Benjamin F, Zemel Babette S, Grant Struan Fa: Genetically Determined Later Puberty Impacts Lowered Bone Mineral Density in Childhood and Adulthood. Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 33(3): 430-436, Mar 2018.

Baker Joshua F, Mostoufi-Moab Sogol, Long Jin, Zemel Babette, Ibrahim Said, Taratuta Elena, Leonard Mary B: Intramuscular Fat Accumulation and Associations with Body Composition, Strength and Physical Functioning in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Arthritis care & research Feb 2018.

Baker Joshua F, Newman Anne B, Kanaya Alka, Leonard Mary B, Zemel Babette, Miljkovic Iva, Long Jin, Weber David, Harris Tamara B: The Adiponectin Paradox in the Elderly: Associations with Body Composition, Physical Functioning, and Mortality. The journals of gerontology. Series A, Biological sciences and medical sciences Feb 2018.

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Last updated: 08/23/2018
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