Nadia Lauren Dowshen

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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Attending Physician, Director of Adolescent HIV Services, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Faculty, PolicyLab: Center to bridge, research, practice, and policy, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Co-Founder and Director Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Department: Pediatrics

Contact information
Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
34th St. and Civic Center Blvd
11 NW, Ste 10
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 267-426-2591
BA (Urban Studies)
University of Pennsylvania, 1999.
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2004.
University of Pennsylvania, 2016.
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Description of Itmat Expertise

Adolescent health, health equity for marginalized youth including those who are homeless, LGBT, living with or at-risk for HIV infection, mHealth and social media interventions

Selected Publications

Wood, S, Lee, S, Barg, F, Castillo, M, Dowshen, N: Young Transgender Women's Attitudes Toward HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. Journal of Adolescent Health 2017 (In Press).

Lee, S, Dowshen, N.: iknowUshould2: Expanding a youth-driven STI/HIV testing social media campaign to include a focus on HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. The Youth + Tech + Health (YTH) Conference May 2017 Notes: Accepted for oral presentation on December 6, 2016.

Magoon, K, Dowshen, N, Beamish, C, Christensen, J, Duthinh, E, Gruschow, S, Villanueva, J, Akers, A: Adolescents and Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives: Continued Barriers to Access After the Affordable Care Act. Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting March 2017 Notes: Poster Presentation. Accepted October 19, 2016.

Gallagher, C, Lee, S, Shofer, F, Mollen CJ, Goyal, M, Dowshen, N. : Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening Practices in Adolescents presenting to the Pediatric Emergency Department with Extragenital Complaints. Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting March 2017 Notes: Poster Presentation. Accepted October 19, 2016.

Dowshen, N, Villanueva, J, Christensen, J, Duthinh, E, Gruschow, S: Insurance coverage of transition-related health services for gender non-conforming and transgender children and adolescents in a large metropolitan area. US Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH) February 2017 Notes: Poster Presentation. Accepted October 18, 2016.

Mollen, C, Akers, A, Dowshen, N: Adolescent Health in an Evolving Health Care Landscape: Part One. PolicyLab Blog December 2, 2016 Notes:

Dowshen, N: Reflections on World AIDS Day and the Path Forward for our Nation’s Youth. PolicyLab Blog November 30, 2016 Notes:’s-youth.

Dowshen, N: Adolescents in the HIV Treatment Cascade. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting and Exposition(3149.0), October 2016 Notes: Oral Panel.

UNICEF: Adolescent Living with HIV: Developing and Strengthening Care and Support Services. \{UNICEF CEECIS } July 2016.

Marcu, G, Dowshen, N, Saha, S, Sarreal, RR, and Andalibi, N.: TreatYoSelf: Empathy-driven behavioral intervention for marginalized youth living with HIV. 10th EAI International Conference on Pervasive Computing Technologies for Healthcare May 2016 Notes: Research Paper and Oral Presentation, Accepted March 1, 2016.

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Last updated: 12/24/2016
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