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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

Julie A. Denison, Audrey Pettifor, Lynne Mofenson, and Deanna Kerrigan: Developing an Implementation Science Research Agenda to Improve the Treatment and Care Outcomes among Adolescents Living with HIV in Sub-Saharan Africa. Project SOAR/Population Council July 2016 Notes: Washington, D.C. popcouncil.org/projectsoar member, Technical Advisory Committee.

Sarah Wood, Elizabeth Lowenthal, Susan Lee, Nadia Dowshen: Longitudinal Patterns of Virologic Suppression among a Cohort of Behaviorally HIV-infected youth. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting April 2016 Notes: oral presentation- Wood.

Elizabeth D. Lowenthal, Tafireyi C. Marukutira, Jennifer Chapman, Ontibile Tshume, Mogomotsi Matshaba, Gabriel Anabwani, Robert Gross: Psychological Reactance Is a Novel Risk Factor for Adolescent HIV Treatment Failure. CROI 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. IAS-USA, February 2016.

Sarah Wood, Elizabeth D. Lowenthal, Susan S. Lee, Nadia Dowshen: Longitudinal Virologic Suppression Among a Cohort of Behaviorally HIV-infected Youth. CROI 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. IAS-USA, February 2016.

Dagan Coppock, Dikai Zambo, Dumisani Moyo, Gobe Tanthuma, Jennifer Chapman, Vincent Lo Re III, Amelia Graziani, Elizabeth Lowenthal, Nancy Hanrahan, Ryan Littman-Quinn, Carrie Kovarik, Dolores Albarracin, John Holmes, Robert Gross: Development and Usability of Cellphone App for Tracking Antiretroviral Medication Refill Data. submitted 2016.

Westmoreland KD, Lowenthal ED, Finalle R, Mazhani L, Cox M, Mwita JC, Mphele SB, Turner CE, Steenhoff AP: Title: Junior Doctor Wellness in Botswana: Measuring Burnout and Identifying Ways to Improve Wellness. submitted 2016.

Elizabeth Lowenthal and Alexander Fiks: Protecting Children through Research Pediatrics in press 2016.

Kimon L.H. Ioannides, Jennifer Chapman, Tafireyi Marukutira, Ontibile Tshume, Gabriel Anabwani, Robert Gross, Elizabeth D. Lowenthal : Patterns of HIV treatment adherence do not differ between male and female adolescents in Botswana. submitted 2016.

Leslie A. Enane, Elizabeth D. Lowenthal, Tonya Arscott-Mills, Lebo Matlhare, Laura Smallcomb, Botshelo Kgwaadira, Susan E. Coffin, Andrew P. Steenhoff: Loss to Follow-up among Adolescents with Tuberculosis in Gaborone, Botswana. The International Journal of Tuberculosis and Lung Disease in press 2016.

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

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Last updated: 07/19/2016
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