Babette S. Zemel

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Research Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Nutrition and Growth Laboratory, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Director of the Core Laboratories, The General Clinical Research Center, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Associate Program Director, Clinical and Translational Research Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Director, Bionutrition Core Laboratory, Clinical and Translational Research Center, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Leader, Metabolism, Nutrition and Development Research Affinity Group, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Research Institute
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Division of GI, Hepatology and Nutrition
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
3535 Market Street
Room 1560
Philadelphia, PA 19104-4399
Office: 215-590-1669
Fax: 215-590-0604
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

Chesi A, Mitchell JA, Kalkwarf HJ, Bradfield JP, Lappe JM, McCormack SE, Gilsanz V, Oberfield SE, Hakonarson H, Shepherd JA, Kelly A, Zemel BS, Grant SFA: A Trans-ethnic Genome-wide Association Study Identifies Gender Specific Loci Influencing Pediatric aBMD and BMC at the Distal Radius. Hum Mol Genet 2015 [Epub ahead of print]

Freedberg DE, Haynes K, Denburg MR, Zemel BS, Leonard MB, Abrams JA, Yang YX: Use of proton pump inhibitors is associated with fractures in young adults: a population-based study Osteoporos Int 2015 [Epub ahead of print]

Lo Re Vincent, Lynn Kenneth, Stumm Emily R, Long Jin, Nezamzadeh Melissa S, Baker Joshua F, Hoofnagle Andrew N, Kapalko Angela J, Mounzer Karam, Zemel Babette S, Tebas Pablo, Kostman Jay R, Leonard Mary B: Structural Bone Deficits in HIV/HCV-Coinfected, HCV-Monoinfected, and HIV-Monoinfected Women. The Journal of infectious diseases 2015 [E-pub ahead of print]

Mostoufi-Moab Sogol, Magland Jeremy, Isaacoff Elizabeth J, Sun Wenli, Rajapakse Chamith S, Zemel Babette, Wehrli Felix, Shekdar Karuna, Baker Joshua, Long Jin, Leonard Mary B: Adverse Fat Depots and Marrow Adiposity Are Associated with Skeletal Deficits and Insulin Resistance in Long-Term Survivors of Pediatric Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation. Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2015 [E-pub ahead of print]

Mitchell Jonathan A, Chesi Alessandra, Elci Okan, McCormack Shana E, Kalkwarf Heidi J, Lappe Joan M, Gilsanz Vicente, Oberfield Sharon E, Shepherd John A, Kelly Andrea, Zemel Babette S, Grant Struan F A: Genetics of Bone Mass in Childhood and Adolescence: Effects of Sex and Maturation Interactions. Journal of bone and mineral research : the official journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research 2015 [E-pub ahead of print]

Schall JI, Hediger ML, Stallings VA, Rutstein R, Zemel BS: Comprehensive safety monitoring of 12-month daily 7000 IU vitamin D3 supplementation in HIV-infected children and young adults. JPEN J Parenter Enteral Nutr 2015 (in press).

Powers Scott W, Stark Lori J, Chamberlin Leigh A, Filigno Stephanie S, Sullivan Stephanie M, Lemanek Kathleen L, Butcher Jennifer L, Driscoll Kimberly A, Daines Cori L, Brody Alan S, Schindler Teresa, Konstan Michael W, McCoy Karen S, Nasr Samya Z, Castile Robert G, Acton James D, Wooldridge Jamie L, Ksenich Roberta A, Szczesniak Rhonda D, Rausch Joseph R, Stallings Virginia A, Zemel Babette S, Clancy John P: Behavioral and nutritional treatment for preschool-aged children with cystic fibrosis: a randomized clinical trial. JAMA Pediatrics 169(5): e150636, May 2015.

Calarge Chadi A, Schlechte Janet A, Burns Trudy L, Zemel Babette S: The Effect of Psychostimulants on Skeletal Health in Boys Co-Treated with Risperidone. The Journal of pediatrics Apr 2015.

Griffin Lindsay M, Thayu Meena, Baldassano Robert N, DeBoer Mark D, Zemel Babette S, Denburg Michelle R, Denson Lee A, Shults Justine, Herskovitz Rita, Long Jin, Leonard Mary B: Improvements in Bone Density and Structure during Anti-TNF-α Therapy in Pediatric Crohn's Disease. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism Page: jc20144152, Apr 2015.

Avitabile Catherine M, Goldberg David J, Zemel Babette S, Brodsky Jill L, Dodds Kathryn, Hayden-Rush Christina, Whitehead Kevin K, Goldmuntz Elizabeth, Rychik Jack, Leonard Mary B: Deficits in bone density and structure in children and young adults following Fontan palliation. Bone 77: 12-16, Apr 2015.

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Last updated: 07/22/2015
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