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

Ashley Fetters: Quoted in: "Many Pediatricians Don't Know How to Handle Gender-Dysphoric Kids" The Atlantic June 26 2018.

Sayegh CS, MacDonell KK, Olson-Kennedy J, Dowshen NL, Clark LF, Naar S, van den Berg JJ, Xu J, & Belzer M: The impact of cell phone support on psychosocial outcomes for youth living with HIV nonadherent to antiretroviral therapy. AIDS and Behavior June 2018 Notes: e-published 12 June 2018.

Dowshen N: Vu Q&A: Nadia Dowshen on Youth, Mobile Health, and Sex Education. AIDSVu June 2018 Notes:

Dowshen N, Gruschow S, Lee S, Taylor S, Hawkins L: Barriers to care for transgender youth: Perspectives of experienced care providers, transgender youth and their parents. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada May 2018 Notes: Accepted on February 16, 2018. Poster presentation (Adolescent Medicine - Transgender Health).

VonHoltz LAH, Frasso R, Golinkoff JM, Lozano AJ, Hanlon A, Dowshen N.: Internet and Social Media Access Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Journal of Medical Internet Research 20(5): e184, May 2018 Notes: DOI: 10.2196/jmir.9306.

Melissa Jenco: Quoted in "PAS 2018: Studies find increasing gender dysphoria, need for provider training" AAP News May 2018.

Gruschow S, Kinsman S, Graves N, Dowshen N: Pediatric primary care provider knowledge, attitudes, and skills in caring for transgender youth. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada May 2018 Notes: Accepted February 16, 2018. Poster symposia (Adolescent Medicine II - Access and Education).

Dowshen N, Gruschow S, Faerber J, Hillier A. : Trends in prevalence of medical claims related to gender dysphoria among children and adolescents in the US from 2010 to 2014. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada May 2018 Notes: Accepted on February 16, 2018. Poster Symposia (Adolescent Medicine II - Access and Education).

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, FL April 2018 Notes: Oral Presentation. Accepted November 7, 2017.

Magoon K, Dowshen N, Akers A, Beamish C.: Adolescents and Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives: Continued Barriers after the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Penn Medicine’s Health Equity Week, Philadelphia, PA April 2018 Notes: Accepted as poster presentation (Poster #18) on March 13, 2018.

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Last updated: 06/29/2018
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