Nadia L. Dowshen, MD, MSHP

Nadia L. Dowshen, MD, MSHP
Nadia L. Dowshen, MD, MSHP, is an adolescent medicine specialist, Director of Adolescent HIV Services, and Co-Director of the Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Locations: Main Campus

Phone: 215-590-3537

Education and Training

Medical School

MD - University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

Residency

Pediatrics - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

General Academic Pediatrics - Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Adolescent Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Adolescent Medicine
Pediatrics

Graduate Degree

MSHP - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Director, Adolescent HIV Services

Co-Director, Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

2019

Sayegh C, Wood S, Belzer M, Dowshen N: Comparing Different Measures of Retention in Care among a Cohort of Adolescents and Young Adults Living with Behaviorally-Acquired HIV. AIDS Behav. 2019 Aug 19. doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02568-8. [Epub ahead of print]

Lazar N, Rozansky H, Ely B, Ford CA, Dowshen N: Using Chart-Stimulated Recall to Identify Barriers and Facilitators to Routine HIV Testing Among Pediatric Primary Care Providers. Journal of Adolescent Health In Press, 2019 Notes: Accepted for publication 04/12/2019. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2019.04.005. [Epub ahead of print]

Magoon K, Beamish C, Dowshen N, Akers A.: Insurance Plan Adherence to Mandate for Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives in a Large Pediatric Hospital Network. J Pediatr Adolesc Gynecol pii: S1083-3188(19): 30258-X, August 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jpag.2019.08.002. [Epub ahead of print]

Wood S, Gross R, Shea JA, Bauermeister J, Franklin J, Petsis D, Swyryn M, Lalley-Chareczko L, Koenig HC, Dowshen N: Barriers and Facilitators of PrEP Adherence for Young Men and Transgender Women of Color. AIDS and Behavior April 2019 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s10461-019-02502-y. [Epub ahead of print]

Dowshen, N, Christensen, J, Gruschow, S: Health Insurance Coverage of Recommended Gender-Affirming Health Care Services for Transgender Youth: Shopping Online for Coverage Information. Transgender Health 4(1): 131-135, April 2019.

Schwartz LA, Psihogios AM, Henry-Moss D, Daniel LC, Ver Hoeve ES, Velazquez-Martin B, Butler E, Hobbie WL, Buchanan Lunsford N, Sabatino SA,  Barakat LP, Ginsberg JP, Fleisher L, Deatrick JA, Jacobs LA, O'Hagan B, Anderson L, Fredericks E, Amaral S,  Dowshen N, Houston K, Vachani C, Hampshire MK, Metz JM, Hill-Kayser CE, Szalda D: Iterative Development of a Tailored mHealth Intervention for Adolescent and Young Adult Survivors of Childhood Cancer. Clinical Practice in Pediatric Psychology 7(1): 31-43, March 2019 Notes: http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/cpp0000272.

Medich M, Swendeman DT, Comulada WS, Kao UH, Myers JJ, Brooks RA, The Special Projects of National Significance Social Media Initiative Study Group: Promising Approaches for Engaging Youth and Young Adults Living with HIV in HIV Primary Care Using Social Media and Mobile Technology Interventions: Protocol for the SPNS Social Media Initiative. Journal of Medical Internet Research (JMIR) Research Protocols 8(1): e10681, January 2019 Notes: The Special Projects of National Significance Social Media Initiative Study Group includes contributions from Children's Hospital of Philadelphia: Nadia L Dowshen, MD, MSHP. PMCID: 6374729

2018

Regan KR, Libby BD, Dowshen N: Partnering with schools, sports teams, religious organizations, and other community-based organizations. Adolescent Medicine State of the Art Reviews, American Academy of Pediatrics 29(1): 152-167, 2018.

Lazar NR, Salas-Humara C, Wood SM, Mollen CJ, Dowshen N.: Missed Opportunities for HIV Screening Among a Cohort of Adolescents With Recently Diagnosed HIV Infection in a Large Pediatric Hospital Care Network. Journal of Adolescent Health  63(6), December 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2018.07.010. Epub 2018 Oct 2. PMCID: PMC6246808

Sayegh CS, MacDonell KK, Clark LF, Dowshen NL, Naar S, Olson-Kennedy J, van den Berg JJ, Xu J,  Belzer M: The impact of cell phone support on psychosocial outcomes for youth living with HIV nonadherent to antiretroviral therapy. AIDS and Behavior 22(10): 3357-3362, October 2018 Notes: e-published 12 June 2018. doi: 10.1007/s10461-018-2192-4. PMCID:  PMC6530981

VonHoltz LAH, Frasso R, Golinkoff JM, Lozano AJ, Hanlon A, Dowshen N.: Internet and Social Media Access Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness. Journal of Medical Internet Research 20(5): e184, May 2018 Notes: DOI: 10.2196/jmir.9306. PMCID: PMC5989062

Wood SM, Ratcliffe S, Gowda C, Lee S, Dowshen N, Gross R: Impact of Insurance Coverage on HIV Transmission Potential among Antiretroviral-Treated Youth Living with HIV. AIDS 32(7): 895-902, April 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1097/QAD.0000000000001772. PMCID: PMC5869094

Gallagher C, Lee S, Shofer F, Mollen CJ, Goyal M, Dowshen N: Pediatric Emergency Provider Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening Practices in Adolescents with Oropharyngeal or Anorectal Chief Complaints. Pediatric Emergency Care e-pub ahead of print, February 2018 Notes: doi: 10.1097/PEC.0000000000001414. [Epub ahead of print] PMCID: PMC6077108

2017

Dhar CP, Kaflay D, Dowshen N, Miller VA, Ginsburg KR, Barg FK, Yun K.: Attitudes and Beliefs Pertaining to Sexual and Reproductive Health Among Unmarried, Female Bhutanese Refugee Youth in Philadelphia. Journal of Adolescent Health 61(6): 791-794, December 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2017.06.011. Epub 2017 Sep 19. PMCID: PMC5931208

Wood SM, Lowenthal E, Lee S, Ratcliffe S, Dowshen N: Longitudinal Viral Suppression among a Cohort of Adolescents and Young Adults with Behaviorally-Acquired HIV. AIDS Patient Care and STDs 31(9): 377-383, September 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1089/apc.2017.0078. PMCID: PMC5610408

Hussen SA, Harper GW, Rodgers CRR, van den Berg JJ, Dowshen N, Hightow-Weidman LB: Cognitive and Behavioral Resilience among Young Gay and Bisexual Men Living with HIV. LGBT Health 4(4): 275-282, August 2017. PMCID: PMC5564056

Dowshen, N, Lee, S, Franklin, J, Castillo, M, Barg, F: Access to Medical and Mental Health Services Across the HIV Care Continuum among Young Transgender Women: A Qualitative Study. Transgender Health 2(1): 81-90, July 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1089/trgh.2016.0046. eCollection 2017. PMCID: PMC5548410

Wood S, Lee S, Barg F, Castillo M, Dowshen N: Young Transgender Women's Attitudes Toward HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis. Journal of Adolescent Health 60(5): 549-555, May 2017 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.12.004. Epub 2017 Jan 26. PMCID: PMC5401785

2016

Adelson SL, Dowshen NL, Makadon HJ, Garofalo R: Introduction to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Youth Health. Pediatric Clinics of North America 63(6): xvii-xxi, December 2016 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.pcl.2016.09.002. PMCID: PMC5543775

Dowshen, N, Meadows, R, Byrnes, M, Hawkins, L, Eder, J, and Noonan, K. : Policy Perspective: Ensuring Comprehensive Care and Support for Gender Nonconforming Children and Adolescents. Transgender Health 1(1): 75-85, May 2016 Notes: doi:10.1089/trgh.2016.0002. PMCID: PMC5549535

Dowshen, N, Matone, M, Luan, X, Lee, S, Belzer, M, Fernandez, MI, Rubin, D, and the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions: Behavioral and Health Outcomes for HIV+ Young Transgender Women (YTW) Linked to and Engaged in Medical Care. LGBT Health 3(2): 162-7, April 2016 Notes: e-pub ahead of print on March 11, 2015. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2014.0062. PMCID: PMC4723288

2015

Wood S, Dowshen N, Lowenthal E.: A Generation at Stake: Time to Improve the Global HIV/AIDS Care Continuum for Adolescents. JAMA Pediatr. 2015 Jul 1;169(7):619-620. doi: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.58.

Mehta, A, Goyal, M, Dowshen, N, Mistry, R.: Practices, Beliefs, and Perceived Barriers to Adolescent Human Immunodeficiency Virus Screening in the Emergency Department. Pediatric Emergency Care [Epub ahead of print], April 1 2015.

Yehia, BR, Ketner, E, Momplaisir, F, Stephens-Shields, AJ, Dowshen, N, Eberhart, MG, Brady, KA: Location of HIV Diagnosis Impacts Linkage to Medical Care. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 68(3): 304-9, March 2015 Notes: Accepted Dec 2 2014. PMCID: PMC4326546

Dowshen, N, Matone, M, Luan, X, Lee, S, Belzer, M, Fernandez, MI, Rubin, D, and the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions: Behavioral and Health Outcomes for HIV+ Young Transgender Women (YTW) Linked to and Engaged in Medical Care. LGBT Health March 2015 Notes: (e-pub ahead of print) on March 11, 2015. doi:10.1089/lgbt.2014.0062.

Dowshen, N, Lee, S, Lehman, BM, Castillo, M, Mollen, C.: IknowUshould2: Feasibility of a youth-driven social media campaign to promote STI and HIV testing among adolescents in Philadelphia. AIDS and Behavior January 7, 2015 Notes: Epub ahead of print. DOI 10.1007/s10461-014-0991-9.

2013

Goyal M, Dowshen N, Hayes K, Mehta A, Lee S, Mistry R.: Pediatric Primary Care Provider Practices, Knowledge and Attitudes of HIV Screening Among Adolescents. The Journal of Pediatrics 163(6): 1711-1715, December 2013 Notes: doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2013.08.023. Epub 2013 Sep 29. PMCID: PMC3888239

Dowshen, N., Kuhns, L. M., Gray, C., Lee, S., Garofalo, R.: Feasibility of Interactive Text message Response (ITR) as a Novel, Real-Time Measure of Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy for HIV+ Youth. AIDS and behavior 17(6): 2237-2243  July 2013 Notes: doi: 10.1007/s10461-013-0464-6.

Dowshen, N, Pierce, V, Zanno, A, Salazar-Austin, N, Ford, C, Hodinka, R: Acute HIV Infection in a Critically-ill 15 year old male. Pediatrics 131(3): e959 -e963, March 2013 Notes: originally published online February 18, 2013; Read abstract.

2012

Dowshen, N, Kuhns, L, Johnson, A, Holoyda, B, Garofalo, R: Improving Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy for Youth Living with HIV/AIDS: A pilot study using personalized, interactive, daily text message reminders. Journal of Medical Internet Research 14(2): e51, April 2012 Notes: doi:10.2196/jmir.2015. PMCID: PMC3376506

2011

Dowshen, N, Forke, CM, Johnson, AK, Kuhns, LM, Rubin, D, Garofalo, R: Religiosity As a Protective Factor Against HIV Risk Among Young Transgender Women. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine 48(4): 410-4, April 2011.

2009

Dowshen, N, Binns, H, Garofalo, R: Experiences of HIV-related Stigma Among Young Men Who have Sex with Men. Journal of AIDS Patient Care and STDs 23(5): 371-6, May 2009. PMCID: PMC2856436

Books

Chapters

2018

Regan KR, Libby BD, Dowshen N. Partnering with Schools, Sports Teams, Religious Organizations, and Other Community-Based Organizations. in Forcier M, Brown J, Brown R (eds). AM:STARs: LGBTQ Youth: Enhancing Care For Gender and Sexual Minorities. Adolesc Med, spring 2018, vol. 29, p. 152–167. American Academy of Pediatrics. ISBN (electronic): 978-1-61002-137-1

2014

Lewis, VJ, Campbell, K, Diaz, A, Dowshen, N, Ginsburg, KR, Jenkins, RR, Patton, J, Trent, M, Vo, DX: "Chapter 19: Cultural Humility" in Ginsburg, KR and Kinsman, SB. Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development. (A Textbook and Video Product). Elks Grove Village IL; American Academy of Pediatrics.  2014.

Dowshen, N, Hawkins, LA, Arrington-Sanders, R, Reirden, DH, Garofalo, R: "Chapter 65: HIV-Infected Youth" in Ginsburg, KR and Kinsman, SB. Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development. (A Textbook and Video Product) Elks Grove Village IL; American Academy of Pediatrics 2014.

Dowshen, N, Hawkins, LA, Arrington-Sanders, R, Reirden, DH, Garofalo, R: "Chapter 61: Sexual and Gender Minority Youth" in Ginsburg, KR and Kinsman, SB. Reaching Teens: Strength-Based Communication Strategies to Build Resilience and Support Healthy Adolescent Development. (A Textbook and Video Product)  Elks Grove Village IL; American Academy of Pediatrics 2014.

Posters and Presentations

2019

Franklin J, Gruschow S, Harrington A, Shinefeld J, Brady K, Dowshen N: Engaging Transgender Women in Community-Based HIV Prevention Research in Philadelphia, PA. US Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH), Washington, DC September 2019 Notes: Poster Presentation. Accepted June 27, 2019.

Lee S, Dowshen N: Positively Connected for Health (PC4H): A Youth-Driven mHealth Intervention for HIV Prevention and Treatment. The Youth + Tech + Health (YTH) Conference, San Francisco, CA May 2019 Notes: Breakout Oral Session. Accepted November 7, 2018.

Tsai C, Dowshen N, Ginsburg K, Kassam-Adams N, Mollen C: Screening for Human Trafficking in the Emergency Department: Perspectives from Trafficked Youth Utilizing a Novel Video-elicitation Method. Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD April 30 2019 Notes: Platform Presentation. \

Wood S, Dowshen N, Bauermeister JA, Lalley-Chareczko L, Franklin J, Petsis DT, Swyryn M, Koenig HC, Gross R: Characteristics of Social Support Networks Among Young Men And Transgender Women of Color Receiving Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) For HIV Prevention. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting, Washington, DC March 2019 Notes: Platform Presentation. Accepted October 19, 2018.

Libby B, Miller V, Regan K, Gruschow S, Hawkins L, Dowshen N.: Communication of Acceptance and Support in Families who have Gender-Variant Youth. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting, Washington DC March 2019 Notes: Poster Presentation. Accepted October 19, 2018.

Lee S, Jacinto S, Costanzo S, Marcu G, Koenig H, Dowshen N: Positively Connected for Health (PC4H): Acceptability and Feasibility of a Digital Health Adherence and Engagement in care intervention for Adolescents and Young Adults Living with HIV. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting, Washington, DC March 2019 Notes: Platform presentation. Accepted October 19, 2018.

Franklin J, Gruschow S, Joslin I, Harrington A, Shinefeld J, Brady K, Dowshen N.: Intergenerational Relationships and Generational Differences in Access to Health-Related Resources Among Young Transwomen: A Qualitative Analysis. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting, Washington, DC March 2019 Notes: Poster Presentation. Accepted October 19, 2018.

Bauer A, Franklin J, Gruschow S, Dowshen N.: Photovoice: Empowering Transgender and Gender-Expansive Youth  Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting, Washington, DC March 2019 Notes: Platform Presentation. Accepted October 19, 2018.

Schwartz L, Crosby L, Dowshen N, Fredericks E, Maurer L, Amaral S, Devine K, Fleisher L, Hughes M, Psihogios A: Developing and Implementing mHealth Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes of AYA Living with Chronic Health Conditions: Lessons Learned and Practical Advice. Society for Adolescent Health Meeting, Washington, DC March 2019 Notes: Workshop/Institute. Accepted October 22, 2018.

Arrington-Sanders R, Galai N, Wirtz A, Kwait J, Beyrer C, Dowshen N, D'Angelo LJ, Hailey K, Conley J, Brooks D, Celentano D.: Adolescent Lives Matter: Social Well-Being of Sexual And Gender Minority Adolescents At-Risk For And Living With HIV. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting, Washington, DC  March 2019 Notes: Poster presentation. Accepted October 19, 2018.

2018

Zurlo J, Du P, Thompson M, Koenig H, Dowshen N: SPNS Social Media Initiative: Mobile Apps for Adolescents and Young Adults;The development of mobile applications to improve the HIV care continuum for adolescents and young adults from three interventions in the SPNS Social Media Initiative. 2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment, Oxon Hill, MD December 2018 Notes: Accepted on 08/30/18. ID# 12713. Presented by: John Zurlo, Beatrice Aladin, Linden Lalley-Chareczko.

Avery A, Dowshen N, Thompson M, Aladin B, Kratz J, Smith J, Arayasrikul S.: Implementation challenges encountered in the Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) Social Media Initiatives (SMI). 2018 National Ryan White Conference on HIV Care & Treatment, Oxon Hill, MD December 2018 Notes: Accepted as workshop on 08/30/18. ID# 11029; 12455.

Wood S, Morales K, Metzger D, Davis A, Fiore D, Jackson Q, Koenig H, Dowshen N, Gross R, Frank I: Depression, network influences and uptake of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in men and transgender individuals screening for HIV prevention trial participation. AIDS 2018 (International AIDS Conference), Amsterdam, Netherlands  July 23-27 2018 Notes: Accepted as Poster.

Wood S, Gross R, Shea J, Franklin J, Petsis D, Lalley-Chareczko L, Koenig H, Dowshen N: Barriers and facilitators of adherence to HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis among young men and transgender women of color who have sex with men. AIDS 2018 (International AIDS Conference), Amsterdam, Netherlands  July 23-27 2018 Notes: Accepted as Poster.

Arrington-Sanders R, Iyer J, Brooks D, Wirtz A, Morgan A, Dowshen N, Trexler C, Celentano D.: It's like having a case manager in your pocket!: Mobile application with coach, key to addressing barriers to HIV and preventive care. AIDS 2018 (International AIDS Conference), Amsterdam, Netherlands July 23-27 2018 Notes: Accepted as Poster.

Gruschow S, Kinsman S, Graves N, Dowshen N: Pediatric primary care provider knowledge, attitudes, and skills in caring for transgender youth. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada  May 2018 Notes: Accepted February 16, 2018. Poster symposia (Adolescent Medicine II - Access and Education).

Dowshen N, Gruschow S, Lee S, Taylor S, Hawkins L: Barriers to care for transgender youth: Perspectives of experienced care providers, transgender youth and their parents. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada May 2018 Notes: Accepted on February 16, 2018. Poster presentation (Adolescent Medicine - Transgender Health).

Dowshen N, Gruschow S, Faerber J, Hillier A. : Trends in prevalence of medical claims related to gender dysphoria among children and adolescents in the US from 2010 to 2014. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, Toronto, ON, Canada May 2018 Notes: Accepted on February 16, 2018. Poster Symposia (Adolescent Medicine II - Access and Education).

Schwartz L, Crosby L, Fredericks E, Devine K, Amaral S, Dowshen N.: Developing and Implementing mHealth Interventions to Improve Health Outcomes of AYA Living with Chronic Health Conditions: Lessons Learned and Practical Advice.  Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, Orlando, FL April 2018 Notes: Oral Presentation. Accepted November 7, 2017.

Magoon K, Dowshen N, Akers A, Beamish C.: Adolescents and Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives: Continued Barriers after the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act. Penn Medicine's Health Equity Week, Philadelphia, PA April 2018 Notes: Accepted as poster presentation (Poster #18) on March 13, 2018.

Lazar NR, Salas-Humara C, Wood S, Mollen C, Dowshen N.: Missed Opportunities for HIV Screening Prior to Diagnosis Among a Cohort of Youth Living with HIV. Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting, Seattle, WA  March 2018 Notes: Poster presentation.

Gruschow S, Kinsman S, Graves N, Dowshen N.: Pediatric primary care provider knowledge, attitudes, and skills in caring for gender non-conforming youth.  Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting, Seattle, WA March 2018 Notes: Poster Presentation. Accepted October 20, 2017.

Dowshen N, Gruschow S, Taylor S, Lee S, Hawkins L. : Barriers to care for gender non-conforming youth: Perspectives of experienced care providers, transgender youth and their parents.  Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting, Seattle, WA March 2018 Notes: Poster presentation. Accepted October 20, 2017.

2017

Wood SM, Dowshen N, Gowda C, Lee S, Radcliffe SJ, Gross R: Potential for HIV Transmission Among Adolescents and Young Adults Receiving Antiretroviral Therapy.   9th IAS Conference on HIV Science, Paris, France July 2017 Notes: Oral Abstract Presentation. Accepted March 24, 2017.

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, San Francisco, CA  May 2017 Notes: Oral Presentation. Accepted on December 6, 2016.

Lazar,NR, Rozansky, H, Ely, B, Dowshen, N.: Using Chart-Simulated Recall to Identify Barriers and Facilitators to Routine HIV Testing Among Pediatric Primary Care Providers. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, San Francisco, CA  May 2017 Notes: Poster Presentation. Accepted February 10, 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.  Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting, San Francisco, CA May 2017 Notes: Oral Presentation. Accepted February 10, 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, New Orleans, LA March 2017 Notes: Oral 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, New Orleans, LA 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), Los Angeles, CA February 2017 Notes: Poster Presentation. Accepted October 18, 2016.

Invited Lectures

2019

Dowshen N. Collaborating for Care: Models of Gender Clinic Collaboration & Mentorship Across the US, Mini Symposia - Health Services & Systems, United States Professional Association for Transgender Health (USPATH), Washington, DC. Sep, 2019.

Dowshen N. "Digital Health Interventions for Youth HIV Prevention and Treatment", Princess Marina Hospital, University of Botswana School of Medicine, Grand Rounds, Gabarone, Bostswana, June 7, 2019. Jun, 2019.

Dowshen N. "Health and Legal Needs of Transgender and Gender-Diverse Youth", Court Appointed Special Advocates of Philadelphia, Speaker Series, Philadelphia, PA. Mar, 2019.

Dowshen N. Digital Solutions for Adolescents and Young Adults Across the HIV Care Continuum: Do apps, texts or tweets really work?, Center for Translational Research Seminar, Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC. Feb, 2019.

Dowshen N. Digital Solutions for Adolescent HIV Prevention and Treatment: Do Apps, Texts or Tweets Really Work?, Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Grand Rounds, Chicago, IL. Jan, 2019.

Dowshen N. Digital Solutions for Youth HIV Prevention and Treatment, Johns Hopkins University Digital Wings Symposium, Baltimore, MD. Jan, 2019.

2018

Dowshen N. "Toward Improving Health Outcomes for Young Transgender Women: At the intersection of research, policy, and practice", National Institutes of Health, Invited lecture by the Sexual and Gender Minority Research Office and Office of Research on Women's Health, Bethesda, MD. Dec, 2018.

Dowshen N. "Digital Solutions for Adolescents and Young Adults Across the HIV care Continuum". Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Health Policy Grand Rounds, Nashville, TN. Aug, 2018.

Dowshen N. "Sexual and Reproductive Health Considerations in the Care of Transgender Youth: Menstrual Regulation, Contraception, Fertility Preservation and HIV Prevention", North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology, Philadelphia, PA. Apr, 2018.

Dowshen N. "Digital Solutions for Sexual and Gender Minority Youth Across the HIV Care Continuum", 3rd Annual Johns Hopkins University, Adolescent and Young Adult CFAR Symposium, Baltimore, MD. Apr, 2018.

Dowshen N. "mHealth Interventions for Adolescents and Young Adults Living With Chronic Disease" Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Psychology Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL. Apr, 2018.

2017

Dowshen N. "Improving Health and Well-being of Transgender Youth: At the intersection of clinical care, research, and policy", New York University, Department of Pediatrics, Grand Rounds, New York, NY. Nov, 2017.

Dowshen N. "Pediatric Medical Update: Caring for Transgender Youth" Invited Session. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Washington DC. Oct, 2017.

Dowshen N. "Youth-driven Social Media and mHealth Interventions for HIV Prevention and Treatment" Philadelphia AIDS Education Month Prevention Summit Panel, Philadelphia, PA. Jun, 2017.

Dowshen N. "Advocating for Transgender Children and Youth in a Medical-Legal Partnership", National Center for Medical Legal Partnerships, 2017 MLP Summit, National Harbor, MD. Apr, 2017.

Dowshen N. "Caring for Gender Non-conforming Children and Adolescents" Philadelphia Health Department Pediatric Grand Rounds, Philadelphia, PA. Feb, 2017.

Awards and Honors

2019, Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania

2018, Citation from Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf for CHOP's perfect score on Human Rights Comission Health Care Equality Index

2017, Philadelphia Social Innovations Award in Community Health

2015, Health Care Equality Index Leader, Human Rights Commission, Awarded to the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia for leadership in care to LGBT youth

2015-2016, Community Scholar-in-Residence, University of Pennsylvania

2014, Best Young Investigator, National Centers for AIDS Research Annual Meeting

2013, American Academy of HIV Medicine Technology in Practice Award

2013, Faculty Honor Roll, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2013, NIH Adolescent Trials Network Scholar for youth-focused HIV research



2012, NIH Loan Repayment Award for Research in Health Disparities

2011, Pediatric Academic Societies Annual Meeting New Investigator Travel Award

2011, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Distinguished Research Trainee Award Nominee

2011, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Research Poster Day Award Winner

2010, New Investigator Award, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

2008, Region V Research Trainee Award, Ambulatory Pediatric Association

2007, Nancy Elizabeth Bernhardt Award for efforts to improve the well-being of children in the community, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2006, Resident Community Access to Child Health Grant Award, American Academy of Pediatrics

2005, People's Emergency Center Volunteer Award

2003, Medical Student Focus Fellowship in Women's Health, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

1999, Urban Studies Award for Commitment to Social Justice in the City, University of Pennsylvania

1999, Magna Cum Laude, University of Pennsylvania

1999, Phi Beta Kappa

1999, Penn Trustees Council of Women Public Service Award, University of Pennsylvania

1998, Sol Feinstone Award for Educational and Social Change in the Community, University of Pennsylvania

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

Reviewer

2019, Issue editor, Current Problems in Pediatric and Adolescent Health
2018-present, Reviewer, Sexually Transmitted Diseases
2016-present, Editorial Board, Transgender Health
2014-present, Reviewer, Pediatrics
2014-present, Reviewer, JAMA Pediatrics
2014-present, Reviewer, AIDS and Behavior
2012-present, Reviewer, Health Psychology
2011-present, American Journal of Public Health
2011-present, Pediatric Emergency Care
2011-present, AIDS Care
2010-present, Journal of Adolescent Health

Academic Committees

2018-present, Executive Board Member, Alice Paul Center for Research on Gender, Sexuality and Women, University of Pennsylvania
2018-present, Silver Award Lecture for Pediatric HIV/AIDS Committee
2017-present, Data Safety Monitoring Board Member- NIDDK R01 (Dr. Amaral)
2016-present, Co-founder and Co-Chair, mHealth Research Affinity Group
2014-present, Chair, Clinical Care and Community Outreach Committee, Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health
2013-present, Scientific Review Committee, Division of Adolescent Medicine
2011-present, HIV Policy Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2017-present, NIH/NIAID Loan Repayment Program Reviewer
2016-present, Society for Pediatric Research
2016-present, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 - Advisory Board Member, National HIV Behavioral Surveillance Survey: Transgender Women
2013-present, Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
 - 2014-present, Adolescent Trials Network Transgender Advisory Group
2011-present, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States
 - Board of Directors
2008-present, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine
2008-present, American Academy of HIV Medicine
 - 2009-present, Certified Clinical HIV Specialist
2004-present, American Academy of Pediatrics