Nadia Dowshen is a faculty member at PolicyLab at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and serves as Director of Adolescent HIV Services in the Craig Dalsimer Division of Adolescent Medicine at CHOP. She is also co-founder and medical director of the CHOP Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic which now provides medical and psychosocial support to more than 900 transgender and gender-diverse children and adolescents.Dr. Dowshen is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and also provides general adolescent medical care at CHOP and Covenant House, PA, a youth shelter located in Philadelphia. She recently
Dr. Dowshen's research focuses on using youth-friendly technology to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy and improve other health outcomes for adolescents living with and at-risk for HIV/AIDS. She is also interested more broadly in research around issues of STD and HIV prevention and treatment as well as achieving health equity for other marginalized youth including LGBT and homeless adolescents. Dr. Dowshen received the 2010 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine New Investigator Award for her research identifying protective factors against HIV infection among transgender youth. She was an NIH Adolescent Trials Network (ATN) Scholar and a Best Young Investigator by the National Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR).