Nadia Lauren Dowshen

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Physician, Director of Adolescent HIV Services, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Faculty, PolicyLab: Center to bridge, research, practice, and policy, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Co-Founder and Director Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th St. and Civic Center Blvd
11 NW, Ste 10
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-2591
BA (Urban Studies)
University of Pennsylvania, 1999.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2004.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Adolescent health, health equity for marginalized youth including those who are homeless, LGBT, living with or at-risk for HIV infection, mHealth and social media interventions

Selected Publications

Houdek, Lauren, Frasso, Rosie, Dowshen, Nadia: Internet Use Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness - Novel Opportunities for Outreach" 143rd American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition October 2015.

Mehta, A, Goyal, M, Dowshen, N, Mistry, R.: Practices, Beliefs, and Perceived Barriers to Adolescent Human Immunodeficiency Virus Screening in the Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care 31(9): 621-6, September 2015 Notes: epub April 1, 2015. doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000000370.

Lee, S, Dowshen, N, Matone, M, Mollen, C.: Variation in Practice of Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) for Adolescents by State Policy Environment. Journal of Adolescent Health 57(3): 348-50, September 2015 Notes: epub August 20, 2015. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.05.013.

Wood S, Dowshen N, Lowenthal E.: A Generation at Stake: Time to Improve the Global HIV/AIDS Care Continuum for Adolescents. JAMA Pediatrics 169(7): 619-620, July 2015 Notes: Viewpoint. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.58.

Dowshen, N, Lee, S, Lehman, BM, Castillo, M, Mollen, C.: IknowUshould2: Feasibility of a youth-driven social media campaign to promote STI and HIV testing among adolescents in Philadelphia. AIDS and Behavior 19(2): 106-111, June 2015 Notes: Epub January 7, 2015. DOI 10.1007/s10461-014-0991-9.

Wood, Sarah, Lowenthal, Elizabeth, Dowshen, Nadia: Closing the Generation Gap: Increasing Access to Adolescent Treatment and Prevention Across the HIV/AIDS Care Continuum. PolicyLab Blog June 2015.

Dowshen, N, Meisarah, M, Lee, S.: Developing an app to improve adherence for HIV+ youth using a patient-centered, incubator approach. 10th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence June 2015.

Dowshen, N, Mathew, L, Lee, S, Webb, D, Culhane, J.: Baseline and Incident Sexually Transmitted Co-Infections Among a Cohort of HIV+ Youth. 10th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence June 2015.

Dowshen, Nadia: "Looking to the Future on National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day" PolicyLab Blog April 2015.

Dowshen, N, Matone, M, Luan, X, Lee, S, Belzer, M, Fernandez, MI, Rubin, D, and the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions: Behavioral and Health Outcomes for HIV+ Young Transgender Women (YTW) Linked to and Engaged in Medical Care. LGBT Health March 2015 Notes: (e-pub ahead of print) on March 11, 2015. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2014.0062.

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Last updated: 10/01/2015
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