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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Contact information
CHOP 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 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

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. (eds.). Epub ahead of print, November 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2325-9

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.

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 October 2018.

Japa, I.; Castro, S.; Lowenthal E.; Steenhoff A.; Deverlis A.: Evaluation of Prevalence and Cause of Diarrhea in Children from 0-5 Years in Consuelo, San Pedro de Macoris. CHOP Pediatric Global Health Conference October 2018.

Bhavya Ancha, Dan Mercader, Adriana Deverlis, Jen Chapman, Clarisse Casilang, Ingrid Japa, Ramona Cordero, Elizabeth Lowenthal, Andrew P. Steenhoff : Assessment of Key Pillars in a Pediatric Primary Care Program in Consuelo, Dominican Republic: 2011-2018 CHOP Pediatric Global Health Conference October 2018.

Daniel Mercader, Bhavya Ancha, Adriana LaMonte, Jennifer Chapman, Clarisse Casilang, Ingrid Japa, Ramona Cordero, Elizabeth Lowenthal, Andrew Steenhoff: Assessing Pediatric Nutrition and Anemia in Consuelo, Dominican Republic: 2011-2018. CHOP Pediatric Global Health Conference October 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 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 E-pub ahead of print, 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 October 2018.

Will D Schupmann*, Katherine Riva*, Seipone Mphele, Neo Moshashane, Mitchelle Matesva, Elizabeth D Lowenthal: Phenomenology of Substance Use Among School-going Adolescents in Botswana. International Journal of School Health. Kowsarmedical, Online ahead of print: e82879, September 2018 Notes: doi: 10.5812/intjsh.82879.

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Last updated: 11/05/2018
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