Nadia Lauren Dowshen

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Director of Adolescent HIV Services, Medical Director, Adolescent HIV Clinic, 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 Medical 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.
University of Pennsylvania, 2016.
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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

Schwartz L, Crosby L, Fredericks E, Devine K, Amaral S, Dowshen N.: Developing and Implementing mHealth Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes of AYA Living with Chronic Health Conditions: Lessons Learned and Practical Advice. Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, Florida April 2018 Notes: Oral Presentation. Accepted November 7, 2017.

Gruschow S, Kinsman S, Graves N, Dowshen N.: Pediatric primary care provider knowledge, attitudes, and skills in caring for gender non-conforming youth. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting, Seattle, Washington March 2018 Notes: Poster Presentation. Accepted October 20, 2017.

Dowshen N, Gruschow S, Taylor S, Lee S, Hawkins L. : Barriers to care for gender non-conforming youth: Perspectives of experienced care providers, transgender youth and their parents. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting, Seattle, Washington March 2018 Notes: Poster presentation. Accepted October 20, 2017.

Dowshen N.: Philly pediatrician: Pa. shouldn't cut care for transgender kids. November 8, 2017 Notes:

Dhar CP, Kaflay D, Dowshen N, Miller VA, Ginsburg KR, Barg FK, Yun K.: Attitudes and Beliefs Pertaining to Sexual and Reproductive Health Among Unmarried, Female Bhutanese Refugee Youth in Philadelphia. Journal of Adolescent Health 17(1): 30312-9, September 2017 Notes: DOI:

Wood SM, Lowenthal E, Lee S, Ratcliffe S, Dowshen N: Longitudinal Viral Suppression among a Cohort of Adolescents and Young Adults with Behaviorally-Acquired HIV. AIDS Patient Care and STDs 31(9): 377-38, September 2017.

Hussen SA, Harper GW, Rodgers CRR, van den Berg JJ, Dowshen N, Hightow-Weidman LB: Cognitive and Behavioral Resilience among Young Gay and Bisexual Men Living with HIV. LGBT Health 4(4): 275-282, August 2017.

Nadia Dowshen, Allison Myers, Lin-Fan Wang: Military ban will risk the health and well-being of transgender Americans. August 2017.

Dowshen, N, Lee, S, Franklin, J, Castillo, M, Barg, F: Access to Medical and Mental Health Services Across the HIV Care Continuum among Young Transgender Women: A Qualitative Study. Transgender Health 2(1): 81-90, July 2017.

Wood SM, Dowshen N, Gowda C, Lee S, Radcliffe SJ, Gross R: Potential for HIV Transmission Among Adolescents and Young Adults Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy. 9th IAS Conference on HIV Science, Paris, France July 2017 Notes: Oral Abstract Presentation. Accepted March 24, 2017.

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