Nadia Dowshen, MD

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

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 1300 transgender and gender-diverse children and adolescents.Dr. Dowshen is also an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and provides general adolescent medical care at CHOP and Covenant House, PA, a youth shelter located in Philadelphia.

Dr. Dowshen's research focuses on using technology-based interventions to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy and other health outcomes for adolescents living with and at-risk for HIV/AIDS. She is also interested more broadly in health equality and access to care for transgender and other marginalized youth. She is co-founder and co-chair of the CHOP mHealth Research Affinity Group and is a faculty member of the Penn Center for Experimental Ethnography. Dr. Dowshen received the 2010 Society for Adolescent Health and Medicine New Investigator Award and recently the University of Pennsylvania Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.