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

Weber DR, Leonard MB, Shults J, Zemel B: A Comparison of Fat and Lean Body Mass Index to BMI for the Identification of Metabolic Syndrome in Children and Adolescents J Clin Endocrinol Metab 2014 [Epub ahead of print]

Avitabile CM, Leonard MB, Zemel BS, Brodsky JL, Lee D, Dodds K, Hayden-Rush C, Whitehead KK, Goldmuntz E, Paridon SM, Rychik J, Goldberg DJ: Lean mass deficits, vitamin D status and exercise capacity in children and young adults after Fontan palliation Heart 2014 [E-pub ahead of print]

Calarge CA, Butcher BD, Coryell WH, Burns TL, Schlecte J, Zemel BS: Major Depressive Disorder and Bone Mass in Late Adolescents and Young Adults. J Bone Miner Res 2014 [E-pub ahead of print]

Stallings VA, Schall JI, Hediger ML, Zemel BS, Tuluc F, Dougherty KA, Samuel JL, Rutstein RM: High-Dose Vitamin D3 Supplementation in Children and Young Adults with HIV: A Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Trial. Pediatric Infect Dis J 2014 [E-pub ahead of print]

Lappe JM, Watson P, Gilsanz V, Hangartner T, Kalkwarf HJ, Oberfield S, Shepherd J, Winer KK, Zemel B: The Longitudinal Effects of Physical Activity and Dietary Calcium on Bone Mass Accrual Across Stages of Pubertal Development. J Bone Miner Res 2014 [E-pub ahead of print]

Tsampalieros A, Berkenstock MK, Zemel BS, Griffin L, Shults J, Burnham JM, Baldassano RN, Leonard MB: Changes in trabecular bone density in incident pediatric Crohn's disease: a comparison of imaging methods Osteoporos Int 25(7): 1875-83, Jul 2014.

Seifert AC, Li C, Rajapakse CS, Bashoor-Zadeh M, Bhagat YA, Wright AC, Zemel BS, Zavaliangos A, Wehrli FW: Bone mineral (31)P and matrix-bound water densities measured by solid-state (31)P and (1)H MRI NMR Biomed 27(7): 739-48, Jul 2014.

Parks EP, Zemel B, Moore RH, Berkowitz RI: Change in body composition during a weight loss trial in obese adolescents. Pediatr Obes 9(1): 26-35, February 2014.

Tsampalieros A, Griffin L, Terpstra AM, Kalkwarf HJ, Shults J, Foster BJ, Zemel BS, Foerster DL, Leonard MB: Changes in DXA and quantitative CT measures of musculoskeletal outcomes following pediatric renal transplantation Am J Transplant 14(1): 124-32, Jan 2014.

Wren TA, Kalkwarf HJ, Zemel BS, Lappe JM, Oberfield S, Shepherd JA, Winer KK, Gilsanz V; Bone Mineral Density in Childhood Study Group: Longitudinal Tracking of Dual-Energy X-ray Absorptiometry Bone Measures Over 6 Years in Children and Adolescents: Persistence of Low Bone Mass to Maturity. J Pediatr 164(6): 1280-5, 2014.

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Last updated: 09/02/2014
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