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Improving the Health and Well-being of Young Transgender Women – Intersections of research, policy and practice

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Air date: Thursday, December 6, 2018, 1:00:00 PM
Time displayed is Eastern Time, Washington DC Local
Views: Total views: 255, (210 Live, 45 On-demand)
Category: Women's Health
Runtime: 01:33:21
Description: ORWH Women's Health Seminar Series

Nadia Dowshen is a board-certified pediatrician and adolescent medicine specialist. She is a faculty member at Policy Lab at 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 an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and a senior fellow of the Leonard Davis Institute. In addition to specialized care for youth living with HIV/AIDS, Dr. Dowshen also provides general adolescent medical care at CHOP and Covenant House, PA, a youth shelter located in Philadelphia. She co-founded and serves as the medical director of the CHOP Gender and Sexuality Development Clinic which now provides medical and psychosocial support to more than 1000 transgender and gender diverse children and adolescents. Dr. Dowshen’s research focuses on using youth-friendly technology to improve adherence to antiretroviral therapy and engagement in care for adolescents living with and at risk for HIV/AIDS. She is also interested more broadly in addressing health inequality, access to care and promoting resilience for transgender and gender diverse children and 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 named an NIH Adolescent Trials Network (ATN) Scholar and a Best Young Investigator by the National Centers for AIDS Research (CFAR). Dr. Dowshen served on the national advisory board for development of the CDCs first National HIV Behavioral Surveillance Survey for trans women and is currently leading the formative assessment together with the Philadelphia Department of Public Health for the Philadelphia site. Dr. Dowshen received both her M.D. and Masters of Science in Health Policy Research from the University of Pennsylvania.

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