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

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 [Epub ahead of print]

Denburg MR, Jemielita T, Zemel BS, Herskovitz RM, Sayed S, Baker J, Shults J, Leonard MB : Association of 25-hydroxyvitamin D with Areal and Volumetric Measures of Bone Mineral Density and Parathyroid Hormone: Impact of Vitamin D-Binding Protein and its Assays. Osteporosis Int 2015 [E-pub ahead of print]

Chesi Alessandra, Mitchell Jonathan A, Kalkwarf Heidi J, Bradfield Jonathan P, Lappe Joan M, McCormack Shana E, Gilsanz Vicente, Oberfield Sharon E, Hakonarson Hakon, Shepherd John A, Kelly Andrea, Zemel Babette S, Grant Struan F A: A trans-ethnic genome-wide association study identifies gender-specific loci influencing pediatric aBMD and BMC at the distal radius. Human molecular genetics 24(17): 5053-9, Sep 2015.

DeBoer Mark D, Weber David R, Zemel Babette S, Denburg Michelle R, Herskovitz Rita, Long Jin, Leonard Mary B: Bone Mineral Accrual is Associated with Parathyroid Hormone & 1,25-Dihydroxy Vitamin D Levels in Children and Adolescents. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism Page: jc20151637, Aug 2015.

Malone Susan Kohl, Zemel Babette S: Measurement and Interpretation of Body Mass Index During Childhood and Adolescence. The Journal of school nursing : the official publication of the National Association of School Nurses 31(4): 261-71, Aug 2015.

Xie Bowen, Avila Jesus I, Ng Bennett K, Fan Bo, Loo Victoria, Gilsanz Vicente, Hangartner Thomas, Kalkwarf Heidi J, Lappe Joan, Oberfield Sharon, Winer Karen, Zemel Babette, Shepherd John A: Accurate body composition measures from whole-body silhouettes. Medical physics 42(8): 4668, Aug 2015.

Brown J C, Schall J I, Rutstein R M, Leonard M B, Zemel B S, Stallings V A: The impact of vitamin D3 supplementation on muscle function among HIV-infected children and young adults: a randomized controlled trial. Journal of musculoskeletal & neuronal interactions 15(2): 145-53, Jun 2015.

Calarge Chadi A, Burns Trudy L, Schlechte Janet A, Zemel Babette S: Longitudinal examination of the skeletal effects of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and risperidone in boys. The Journal of clinical psychiatry 76(5): 607-13, May 2015.

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.

Roy Sani M, Chesi Alessandra, Mentch Frank, Xiao Rui, Chiavacci Rosetta, Mitchell Jonathan A, Kelly Andrea, Hakonarson Hakon, Grant Struan F A, Zemel Babette S, McCormack Shana E: Body mass index (BMI) trajectories in infancy differ by population ancestry and may presage disparities in early childhood obesity. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 100(4): 1551-60, Apr 2015.

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Last updated: 11/24/2015
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