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
CHOP Roberts Center for Pediatric Research, Room 11242
734 Schuykill Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19146
Office: 267-426-2306
Fax: 267-426-0380
Education:
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 Clinical Expertise

Dr. Lowenthal is a pediatrician with expertise in pediatric and adolescent HIV care. Between 2004 and 2008, she was the Clinic Director of the Botswana-Baylor Children's Clinical Centre of Excellence (Botswana, Africa), providing care and treatment for over 1500 HIV-infected children and adolescents. She is currently a staff physician at the Special Immunology Family Care Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where she provides both general pediatric care and HIV-related care.

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

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, November 2018.

Osayame Ekhaguere, Olubanke R. Oluwafemi, Bolaji Badejoko, Elizabeth Lowenthal, Azeez Butali, Andrew Steenhoff : Automated Phone Reminders for Infant Immunization in Nigeria: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada. PAS, May 2018.

Nahara L. Saballos, Elizabeth D. Lowenthal, Maria Dunn, Ramona Cordero, Ingrid Japa, Antonio Matos, Ryan M. Close: Iron ingots vs enhanced standard of care with oral iron: Assessing non-adherence and preliminary effects among anemic preschool aged children in Consuelo, Dominican Republic. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada. PAS, May 2018.

Leslie Enane, Keboletse Mokete, Dipesalema Joel, Rahul Daimari, Ontibile Tshume, Gabriel Anabwani, Loeto Mazhani, Andrew P. Steenhoff, Elizabeth D. Lowenthal: "We did not know what was wrong" -Barriers along the care cascade among hospitalized adolescents with HIV in Gaborone, Botswana. PLOS ONE 13(4): e0195372, April 2018 Notes: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0195372.

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 in press, 2018.

Maria Dunn, Ryan Close, Steven McGee, Elizabeth D Lowenthal: Evaluation of dietary iron intake in preschool aged children in a resource-limited setting with a high burden of iron deficiency anemia. under review 2018.

Will D Schupmann, Katherine Riva, Seipone Mphele, Neo Moshashane, Mitchelle Matesva, Elizabeth D Lowenthal: Perspectives on Substance Use among School-going Adolescents in Botswana. under review 2018.

Katherine Riva, Will D Schupmann, Seipone Mphele, Neo Moshashane, Elizabeth D Lowenthal: Prevalence and Predictors of Alcohol and Drug Use among Secondary School Students in Botswana: A Cross-sectional Study. under review 2018.

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 in press, 2018.

Julie Mennella, Phoebe Mathew, Elizabeth Lowenthal: Proof of principle: Use of adult sensory panel to study individual differences in the palatability of a pediatric HIV treatment drug. Clinical Therapeutics 39(10): 2038-2048, October 2017.

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Last updated: 07/10/2018
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