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Carol Horowitz

  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Population Health Science and Policy
  • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR Medicine, General Internal Medicine
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  • American Board of Internal Medicine

Clinical Focus

  • Internal Medicine


  • MD, Cornell University Medical College

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    Albert Einstein College Hospital


    Carol R. Horowitz, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and a practicing general internist. With a focus on using Community-Based Participatory Research to address health disparities, she is the Principal Investigator of several NIH funded community-based interventions. She co-founded the Center for Health Equity and Community-Engaged Research, and directs of the East Harlem Partnership for Diabetes Prevention, and the Community Engagement and Research Core for Mount Sinai’s Institutes for Clinical and Translational Sciences. She has implemented numerous community-based health improvement interventions, and mentors students, residents and faculty interested in addressing disparities and partnering with communities on research to improve local health and influence policy. She has an MD from Cornell University, and received an MPH from University of Washington as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.


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    Mayoral Award
    Ithaca, New York

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    National Leadership Award
    Academy for the Public's Health

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    Excellence for Contributions
    US Department of Health and Human Services

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    Partnership Award
    Lighthouse International

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    Dean's Award
    Cornell University

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    Community Service Award
    Mount Sinai Medicine

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    Haas Fellowship
    Cornell University Medical College

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    Delta Omega
    Public Health Honor Society


Dr. Horowitz works with the Institute on projects related to health disparities and community engagement.

She leads the community engagement and diversity activities for the NHGRI - funded U01 grant ‘Biorepositories for Genomic Medicine in Diverse Communities’, and is a member of the CERW workgroup of NHGRI’s ‘Electronic Medical Records and Genomics’ (eMERGE) II Network. She is also Principal Investigator of the National Institutes of Health and Centers for Disease Control - funded grants and centers on diabetes, obesity and stroke prevention.

Research Interests:
  • Health Disparities and Heatlh Equity research
  • Communtiy-Based Participatory Resaerch
  • Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
  • Communtiy Based Interventions


Kronish IM, Goldfinger JZ, Negron R, Fei K, Tuhrim S, Arniella G, Horowitz CR. Effect of Peer Education on Stroke Prevention: The Prevent Recurrence of All Inner-City Strokes Through Education Randomized Controlled Trial. Stroke. 2014 Sep 23. pii: STROKEAHA.114.006623. [Epub ahead of print];.

Parikh P, Simon E, Fei K, Looker H, Goytia C, Horowitz C. Results of a Successful Pilot Diabetes Prevention Intervention in East Harlem: Project HEED. American Journal of Public Health, epub 2.10.10;.

Lancaster K, Arniella G, Walker W, Vance T, Kaskel P, Horowitz C. Food for Life/Comida para la Vida: Creating a food festival to raise diabetes awareness. Progress in Community Health Partnerships 2010; 4: 359-363.

McAndrew L, Horowitz C, Lancaster K, Leventhal H. Factors related to perceived diabetes control are not related to actual glucose control for minority patients with diabetes. Diabetes Care 2010; 33: 736-738.

Horowitz C, Brenner B, Lachapelle S, Amara D, Arniella G. Effective Recruitment and Enrollment through Community-led Strategies. American Journal of Preventive Medicine 2009; 37: 195-200.

Horowitz C, Robinson M, Seifer S. Community-Based Participatory Research's Journey From Margins to Mainstream: Are Researchers Prepared?. Circulation 2009; 119: 2633-2642.

Horowitz C, Goldfinger J, Muller S, Pulichino R, Vance T, Arniella G, Lancaster K. A Model for Using Community Based Participatory Research to Address the Diabetes Epidemic in East Harlem. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 2008; 75: 13-21.

Washington D, Bowles J, Saha S, Horowitz C, Moody-Ayers S, Brown A, Stone V, Cooper L. Transforming Clinical Practice to Eliminate Racial-Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2008; 23: 685-691.

Goldfinger J, Arniella A, Wylie-Rossett J, Horowitz C. Project HEAL: Peer education leads to weight loss in Harlem. Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved 2008; 19: 180-192.

Bordeaux B, Wiley C, Tandon S, Horowitz C, Brown P, Bass E. Guidelines for writing manuscripts about community-based participatory research for peer-reviewed journals.. Progress in Community Health Partnerships 2007; 1.3: 281-288.

Sisk J, Hebert P, Horowitz C, McLaughlin M, Wang J, Chassin M. Effects of nurse management on the quality of heart failure care in minority communities: a randomized controlled trial. Annals of Internal Medicine 2006; 145: 273-283.

Horowitz C, Arniella A, James S, Bickell N. Using community-based participatory research to reduce health disparities in Harlem. Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine 2004; 71: 368-374.

Horowitz C, Tuzzio L, Rojas M, Monteith S, Sisk J. How do urban African Americans and Latinos view the influence of diet on their hypertension?. Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved 2004; 15: 631-644.

Horowitz C, Colson K, Lancaster K, Hebert P. Disparities in access to healthy foods for people with diabetes. American Journal of Public Health 2004; 94: 1549-1554.

Horowitz C, Rein S, Leventhal H. A story of maladies, misconceptions and mishaps: Effective management of heart failure. Social Science and Medicine 2004; 58: 631-643.

Horowitz C, Williams L, Bickell N. A community-centered approach to diabetes in East Harlem. Journal of General Internal Medicine 2003; 18: 542-548.

Miller TE, Horowitz C. Disclosing doctors' incentives: Will consumers understand and value the information?. Health Affairs 2000; 19: 149-155.

Goldberg HI, Horowitz C. The computerized firm system as a primary care microcount. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement 1999; 25(10): 529-538.

Dunn AS, Shridharani K, Lou W, Bernstein K, Horowitz C. Physician-patient discussions and controversial cancer screening tests: a survey of attendings and house staff. Journal of General Internal Medicine 1999; 14: 25.

Rein SR, Horowitz C, Chassin MR. Patient self care of congestive heart failure: maladies, misconceptions and mishaps. Journal of General Internal Medicine 1998; 13: 105.

Goldberg HI, Wagner EH, Fihn SD, Martin DP, Horowitz C, Christensen DB, Cheadle AD, Diehr P, Simon GE. A randomized controlled trial of CQI teams and academic detailing: can they alter compliance with guidelines?. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement 1998; 24(3): 130-142.

Horowitz C. The role of the family and the community in the clinical setting. In: In S. Loue. Ed Handbook of Immigrant Health. NY, Plenum Publishing; 1998.

Horowitz C, Jackson JC. Female . Journal of General Internal Medicine 1997; 12: 491-499.

Horowitz C, Goldberg HI, Martin DP, Wagner EH, Fihn SD, Christensen DB, Cheadle AD. Conducting a randomized controlled trial of CQI and academic detailing to implement clinical guidelines. The Joint Commission Journal on Quality Improvement 1996; 22(11): 734-750.

Horowitz C, Jackson JC, Teklemariam M. Female Circumcision. New England Journam of Medicine 1995; 332: 188.

Nathan CF, Kaplan G, Witmer MD, Sherwin SA, Horowitz C, Steinman RM, Cohn ZA. Local and systemic effects of low doses of recombinant interferon-y in patients with lepromatous leprosy. New England Journal of Medicine 1986; 3: 6-15.

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Dr. Horowitz did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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