Elizabeth Lowenthal, MD MSCE

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics
Graduate Group Affiliations

Contact information
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Roberts Center for Pediatric Research, Room 11242
734 Schuykill Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 267-426-2306
Fax: 267-426-0380
B.A. (Biology)
Augustana College, 1995.
MD (Medicine)
Baylor College of Medicine, 2000.
MSCE (Epidemiology)
University of Pennsylvania, 2012.
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Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Lowenthal's research is focused on issues of importance to international child health. The majority of her work relates to the care and treatment of HIV-infected children and adolescents. She is currently the Principal Investigator for an NIH Research Career Development Award through NIMH focused on adherence to antiretroviral therapies among HIV-infected adolescents in Botswana. She has active research collaborations in several other countries including Zimbabwe, the Dominican Republic, and Nigeria. Her studies incorporate mixed-methods approaches and have included large cohort studies, clinical trials, and qualitative research. Dr. Lowenthal is a member of the Scientific Committee for Treatment and the Adherence Technical Working Group for the International Maternal Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network. At CHOP, she is director of the Global Health Research Affinity Group.

Selected Publications

Leah Genn, Jennifer Chapman, Harriet Okatch, Neil Abell, Tafireyi Marukutira, Ontibile Tshume, Robert Gross, Elizabeth Lowenthal: Pharmacy refill data are poor predictors of virologic treatment outcomes in adolescents with HIV in Botswana. AIDS and Behavior 23(8): 2130-2137, August 2019 Notes: Epub ahead of print November, 2018 DOI 10.1007/s10461-018-2325-9.

Leslie A. Enane, Elizabeth D. Lowenthal, Tonya Arscott-Mills, Jessica Eby, Cynthia Caiphus, Botshelo Kgwaadira, Susan E. Coffin, Andrew P. Steenhoff : Investigating outcomes of youth lost to follow-up from tuberculosis treatment in Gaborone, Botswana. The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal Online First, June 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000002369.

Osayame A. Ekhaguere, Olubanke R. Oluwafemi, Bolaji Badejoko, Lawal Oyeneyin, Azeez Buta, Elizabeth D. Lowenthal*, Andrew Steenhoff* (*equal input for two senior authors): Phone Reminder for Childhood Immunizations (PRIMM Trial) in Nigeria - A Randomized Controlled Trial. BMJ Public Health 4: e001232, April 2019.

Sophia P. Gladding, Parminder S. Suchdev, Sarah Kiguli, Elizabeth D. Lowenthal: Increasing Impact: Evaluation in Global Child Health Education, Clinical Practice and Research. Pediatrics in press 2019.

Katherine Riva, Lynne Allen-Taylor, Will D Schupmann, Seipone Mphele, Neo Moshashane, Elizabeth D Lowenthal: Prevalence and Predictors of Alcohol and Drug Use among Secondary School Students in Botswana. BMC Public Health 18(1): DOI: 10.1186, December 2018 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Irène Mathieu MD, Kate Wallis MD, Adriana LaMonte MPIA, Ingrid Japa MD, Ramona Cordero Lcda, Elizabeth Lowenthal MD MSCE, Andrew Steenhoff MBBCh DCH: Early childhood developmental delay in Consuelo, Dominican Republic: A study of parental beliefs and early educational practices. The 2018 American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition. AAP, poster, November 2018.

Clarisse Casilang, Ingrid Japa, Samantha Stonbraker, Elizabeth Lowenthal, Andrew Steenhoff, Linda Fleisher: Global E-Health: An Assessment of Perceptions and Attitudes among Caregivers in the Dominican Republic. CHOP Pediatric Global Health Conference, Philadelphia, PA, USA poster, October 2018.

Mitchelle Matesva, Lisa F. Langhaug, Nicola Willis, Carol Wogrin, Elizabeth Lowenthal: Assessment of a Therapeutic Grief and Bereavement Intervention for HIV Positive Adolescents. CHOP Pediatric Global Health Conference, Philadelphia, PA poster, October 2018.

Hannah Schwennesen, Merrian Brooks, Bathusi Phetogo, Onkemetse Phoi, Ontibile Tshume, Mogomotsi Matshaba, Elizabeth Lowenthal: Adapting Interventions for Adolescents Living with HIV: Lessons from the Friendship Bench. CHOP Pediatric Global Health Conference, Philadelphia, PA, USA poster, October 2018.

Kate D Westmoreland, Francis M Banda, Andrew P Steenhoff, Elizabeth D Lowenthal, Erik Isaksson, Bernhard A Fassl: A standardized low-cost peer role-playing training intervention improves medical student competency in communicating bad news to patients in Botswana. Palliative and Supportive Care Page: DOI: 10.1017, October 2018 Notes: E-pub ahead of print.

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