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
Fax: 215-590-0604
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

Brown JC, Damjanov N, Courneya KS, Troxel AB, Zemel BS, Rickels MR, Ky B, Rhim AD, Rustgi AK, Schmitz KH: A Randomized Dose-Response Trial of Aerobic Exercise and Health-Related Quality of Life in Colon Cancer Survivors. Psycho-oncology Feb 2018.

Brown JC, Rickels MR, Troxel AB, Zemel BS, Damjanov N, Ky B, Rhim AD, Rustgi AK, Courneya KS, Schmitz KH: Dose-response effects of exercise on insulin among colon cancer survivors. Endocrine-Related Cancer January 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1530/ERC-17-0377.

Kelley JC, Stettler-Davis N, Leonard MB, Hill D, Wrotniak BH, Shults J, Stallings VA, Berkowitz R, Xanthopoulos MS, Prout-Parks E, Klieger SB, Zemel BS: Effects of a Randomized Weight Loss Intervention Trial in Obese Adolescents on Tibia and Radius Bone Geometry and Volumetric Density. Journal of Bone and Mineral Research 33(1): 42-53, January 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1002/jbmr.3288.

Hong J, Hatchell KE, Bradfield JP, Andrew B, Alessandra C, Chao-Qiang L,Langefeld CD, Lu L, Lu Y, Lutsey PL, Musani SK, Nalls MA, Robinson-Cohen C,Roizen JD, Saxena R, Tucker KL, Ziegler JT, Arking DE, Bis JC, Boerwinkle E, Bottinger EP, Bowden DW, Gilsanz V, Houston DK, Kalkwarf HJ, Kelly A, Lappe JM, Liu Y, Michos ED, Oberfield SE, Palmer ND, Rotter JI, Sapkota B, Shepherd JA, Wilson JG, Basu S, de Boer IH, Divers J, Freedman BI, Grant SFA, Hakanarson H,Harris TB, Kestenbaum BR, Kritchevsky SB, Loos RJF, Norris JM, Norwood AF, Ordovas JM, Pankow JS, Psaty BM, Sanhgera DK, Wagenknecht LE, Zemel BS, Meigs J, Dupuis J, Florez JC, Wang T, Liu CT, Engelman CD, Billings LK: Trans-ethnic Evaluation Identifies Novel Low Frequency Loci Associated with 25-Hydroxyvitamin D Concentrations. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism Jan 2018.

DeBoer MD, Lee AM, Herbert K, Long J, Thayu M, Griffin LM, Baldassano RN, Denson LA, Zemel BS, Denburg MR, Herskovitz R, Leonard MB: Increases in IGF-1 after Anti-TNF-α Therapy are Associated with Bone and Muscle Accrual in Pediatric Crohn's Disease. The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism Jan 2018.

Medina-Gomez C, Kemp JP, Trajanoska K, Luan J, Chesi A, Ahluwalia TS, Mook-Kanamori DO, Ham A, Hartwig FP, Evans DS, Joro R, Nedeljkovic I, Zheng HF, Zhu K, Atalay M, Liu CT, Nethander M, Broer L, Porleifsson G, Mullin BH, Handelman SK, Nalls MA, Jessen LE, Heppe DHM, Richards JB, Wang C, Chawes B, Schraut KE, Amin N, Wareham N, Karasik D, Van der Velde N, Ikram MA, Zemel BS, Zhou Y, Carlsson CJ, Liu Y, McGuigan FE, Boer CG, Bønnelykke K, Ralston SH, Robbins JA, Walsh JP, Zillikens MC, Langenberg C, Li-Gao R, Williams FMK, Harris TB, Akesson K, Jackson RD, Sigurdsson G, den Heijer M, van der Eerden BCJ, van de Peppel J, Spector TD, Pennell C, Horta BL, Felix JF, Zhao JH, Wilson SG, de Mutsert R, Bisgaard H, Styrkársdóttir U, Jaddoe VW, Orwoll E, Lakka TA, Scott R, Grant SFA, Lorentzon M, van Duijn CM, Wilson JF, Stefansson K, Psaty BM, Kiel DP,Ohlsson C, Ntzani E, van Wijnen AJ, Forgetta V, Ghanbari M, Logan JG, Williams GR, Bassett JHD, Croucher PI, Evangelou E, Uitterlinden AG, Ackert-Bicknell CL,Tobias JH, Evans DM, Rivadeneira F: Life-Course Genome-wide Association Study Meta-analysis of Total Body BMD and Assessment of Age-Specific Effects. American Journal of Human Genetics 102(1): 88-102, Jan 2018.

Baker JF, Long J, Mostoufi-Moab S, Denburg M, Jorgenson E, Sharma P, Zemel BS, Taratuta E, Ibrahim S, Leonard MB: Muscle Deficits in Rheumatoid Arthritis Contribute to Inferior Cortical Bone Structure and Trabecular Bone Mineral Density. The Journal of Rheumatology 44(12): 1777-1785, Dec 2017.

Brown JC, Zemel BS, Troxel AB, Rickels MR, Damjanov N, Ky B, Rhim AD, Rustgi AK, Courneya KS, Schmitz KH: Dose-response effects of aerobic exercise on body composition among colon cancer survivors: a randomised controlled trial. British Journal of Cancer 117(11): 1614-1620, Nov 2017.

Cousminer DL, Mitchell JA, Chesi A, Roy SM, Kalkwarf HJ, Lappe JM, Gilsanz V, Oberfield SE, Shepherd JA, Kelly A, McCormack SE, Voight BF, Zemel BS, Grant SF: Genetically Determined Later Puberty Impacts Lowered Bone Mineral Density in Childhood and Adulthood. J Bone Miner Res November 2017.

Brown J, Rickels M, Troxel A, Zemel B, Damjanov N, Ky B, Rhim A, Rustgi A, Courneya KS, Schmitz K.: Dose-response effects of exercise on insulin among colon cancer survivors. Endocrine- Related Cancer 25(1): 11-19, October 2017.

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