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Elizabeth Lowenthal, MD MSCE

Elizabeth Lowenthal, MD MSCE

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics
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3535 Market Street
15th Floor, Rm 1513
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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 Clinical Expertise

Dr. Lowenthal is a pediatrician with expertise in HIV care of children and adolescents. 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 and a CDC-funded Public Health Effectiveness research study of 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 South Africa. 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 for the International Maternal Pediatric and Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trials Network.

Selected Publications

David Bearden, Andrew P. Steenhoff, Dennis J. Dlugos, Dennis Kolson, Parth Mehta, Sudha Kessler, Elizabeth Lowenthal, Baphaleng Monokwane, Gabriel Anabwani, Gregory P. Bisson: Early Antiretroviral Therapy is Protective against Epilepsy in Children with Human Immunodeficiency Virus Infection in Botswana. JAIDS 69(2): 193-199, June 2015

Eby J, Chapman J, Marukutira T, Anabwani G, Tshume O, Lepodisi O, Dipotso T, Mokete K, Gross R, Lowenthal E. : The adherence-outcome relationship is not altered by diary-driven adjustments of microelectronic monitor data. Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety. John Wiley and Sons, Ltd, 24(12): 1313-1320, December 2015.

Leslie Enane, Elizabeth Lowenthal, Tonya Arscott Mills, Botshelo Kgwaadira, Susan Coffin, Andrew Steenhoff: Adolescent TB treatment outcomes in Gaborone, Botswana. World Conference on Lung Health, Cape Town, South Africa December 2015 Notes: poster presentation.

Kimon L.H. Ioannides, Mira Mamtani, Frances S. Shofer, Dylan S. Small, Sean Hennessy, Benjamin S. Abella, Kevin R. Scott: Medical Students in the Emergency Department and Patient Length of Stay. JAMA. American Medical Association, 314(22): 2411-2413, December 2015.

Elizabeth Lowenthal, Tafireyi Marukutira, Jennifer Chapman, Gabriel Anabwani, Robert Gross: Prediction of HIV Virologic Failure among Adolescents Using the Pediatric Symptom Checklist. AIDS and Behavior. Springer, 19(11): 2044-2048, October 2015.

Jessica R Lazarus, Richard Rutstein, Elizabeth Lowenthal : Treatment initiation factors and cognitive outcome in youth with perinatally acquired HIV infection. HIV Medicine 16(6): 355-361, July 2015.

Sarah Wood, Nadia Dowshen, Elizabeth Lowenthal: A Generation at Stake: Time to Improve the Global HIV/AIDS Care Continuum for Adolescents JAMA Pediatrics American Medical Association, 169(7): 619-620, June 2015.

Elizabeth Lowenthal, Neo Moshashane, Boineelo Bula, Jennifer Chapman, Elizabeth Yang, Shadrack Frimpong, Robert Gross, Gabriel Anabwani, Tafireyi Marukutira, Seipone Mphele: Reasons for Discordance between Adherence Measures in Adolescents. 10th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence June 2015.

Harriet Okatch, Tafireyi Marukutira, Jennifer Chapman, Ontibile Tshume, Gabriel Anabwani, Robert Gross, Elizabeth Lowenthal: The impact of disclosure on adherence in HIV-infected adolescents in Botswana: a longitudinal study. 10th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence June 2015 Notes: (oral presentation).

Marie Benz and Elizabeth Lowenthal: Adolescents Risk Failing HIV Treatment If No Parent Attends Clinic Visits. medicalresearch.com. WordPress, April 2015 Notes: http://medicalresearch.com/infections/hiv/adolescents-risk-failing-hiv-treatment-if-no-parent-attends-clinic-visits/13046/

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Last updated: 02/07/2016
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