Nadia Dowshen, MD, MSHP 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 1700 transgender and gender-diverse children and adolescents. Dr. Dowshen is also an Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and provides general adolescent medical care at CHOP and Covenant House, PA, a youth shelter located in Philadelphia. She is currently a Stoneleigh Foundation Fellow.
Dr. Dowshen’s research focuses on using technology-based interventions to improve HIV prevention and treatment adherence and engagement in care for adolescents and young adults placed at risk for HIV. She is also interested more broadly in health equity and access to care for transgender/non-binary and other marginalized and minoritized youth. She is co-founder 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 the 2019 University of Pennsylvania Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.