Nadia L. Dowshen, MD

Nadia L. Dowshen, MD

Nadia L. Dowshen, MD, is an Adolescent Medicine Specialist, Director of Adolescent HIV Services, Medical Director of the Adolescent Initiative, and 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 - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA
Adolescent Medicine - The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certification

Adolescent Medicine
Pediatrics

Titles and Academic Titles

Attending Physician

Director, Adolescent HIV Services

Medical Director, Adolescent Initiative

Director, Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic

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

Departments and Services

Publications

Papers

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.

Abstracts

2015

Houdek, Lauren, Frasso, Rosie, Dowshen, Nadia: Internet Use Among Youth Experiencing Homelessness - Novel Opportunities for Outreach" 143rd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition  October 2015.

Dowshen, N, Meisarah, M, Lee, S.: Developing an app to improve adherence for HIV+ youth using a patient-centered, incubator approach. 10th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence June 2015.

Dowshen, N, Mathew, L, Lee, S, Webb, D, Culhane, J.: Baseline and Incident Sexually Transmitted Co-Infections Among a Cohort of HIV+ Youth. 10th International Conference on HIV Treatment and Prevention Adherence  June 2015.

Salas-Humara, CL, McClain, Z, Dowshen, N, Carlson, J, Lock, J, Peebles, R. : Media Influences by Gender and Sexual Orientation Among Adolescents with Eating Disorders. Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting March 2015.

Houdek VonHoltz, LA, Frasso, R, Lu, Y, Hanlon, A,  Dowshen, N.: New media use and health information-seeking behavior among homeless adolescents. Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting March 2015.

2014

McClain, Z, Dowshen, N, Carlson, J, Lock, J, Peebles, R. : Differences in Psychiatric Co-Morbidities Among Adolescents With Eating Disorders by Sexual Orientation. Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting May 2014.

Dowshen, N, Schwartz, L.: Department of Pediatrics Chair's Initiative: Proof of Concept of an Infrastructure for Text Messaging Interventions at CHOP. CHOP's 4th Annual Quality and Patient Safety Day May 2014.

McClain, Z, Dowshen, N, Carlson, J, Lock, J, Peebles, R: Differences in Psychiatric Co-Morbidities Among Adolescents With Eating Disorders by Sexual Orientation  Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting March 2014.

Lee, S, Dowshen, N, Paul, P, Lucien, R, Mollen, C.: Provider Attitudes, Knowledge and Practice of Expedited Partner Therapy for Adolescents in Varying State Policy Environments. Society of Adolescent Health and Medicine Meeting  March 2014.

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.

Awards and Honors

2015, 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

199, 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

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

2014-present, Chair, Clinical Care and Community Outreach Committee, Penn Medicine Program for LGBT Health

2013-present, Member, Scientific Review Committee, Division of Adolescent Medicine, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

2013-present, Co-Chair, Univeristy of Pennsylvania Center for AIDS Research Committee on Women and HIV

2011-present, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia HIV Policy Committee

2009-present, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Specially Protected Information Committee

2009-present, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Global Health, CHOP-Botswana Adolescent Medicine Partnership

2004-present, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Homeless Health Initiative
- 2009-present, Supervising Physician

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

2013-present, Adolescent Trials Network (ATN) Mentoring Program (Scholar- mentoring program to develop new leaders in Adolescent HIV Research)

2011-present, Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) (Board of Directors, Member)

2008-present, Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine

2008-present, American Academy of HIV Medicine (Certified Clinical HIV Specialist 2009-Present)

2004-present, American Academy of Pediatrics