Carol R Horowitz, MD Email Carol Horowitz
- PROFESSOR | Population Health Science and Policy
- PROFESSOR | Medicine, General Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Primary Care
- Hospital Affiliation
- The Mount Sinai Hospital
- General Medicine Associates 212-659-8551212-659-8551
Carol R. Horowitz, MD, MPH, is Professor of Population Health Science and Policy and, Professor of Medicine and a practicing general internist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She is Sinai’s new and founding Dean for Gender Equity in Science and Medicine. Her research focuses on using Stakeholder-Engaged and Community-Based Participatory Research to address health disparities. As Principal and Co-investigator for federally-funded studies, her special interests are in chronic disease prevention and control, and intersection or race, ancestry, genomics and health. Dr. Horowitz mentors diverse trainees and faculty interested in addressing disparities and inequities faced by individuals from underrepresented racial, ethnic, gender and sexual minority groups, as well as women. She partners with community and clinical stakeholders to use lessons learned to inform health, policies, systems and environments. She is active on NIH study sections, as a reviewer for peer-reviewed medical journals and as an international lecturer. She received an MD from Cornell University, was a primary care resident at Albert Einstein, and earned an MPH from the University of Washington as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.
MD, Cornell University Medical College
MPH, University of Washington (Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program)
Residency, Internal Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Residency, Internal Medicine
Albert Einstein College Hospital
Ithaca Mayoral Award, Outstanding Community Service
Outstanding Community Service
Dean's Award, Cornell University, Merit in Independent Research
Merit in Independent Research
US Department of Health and Human Services, Excellence for Contributions to Diabetes
US Department of Health and Human Services
Hartford Rising Star Business Award, Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare
Addressing Racial/Ethnic Disparities in Healthcare
Mount Sinai School of Medicine: Community Service Award
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Madrina (Godmother) Three Kings Day Parade
Spencer Forman Award for Outstanding Community Service (AAMC), Part of Awardee Team
Part of Awardee Team
Partnership Award, Lighthouse International
Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society
National Leadership Award, Academy for the Public’s Health
Academy for the Public’s Health
Cornell Council of Alumni Women
Healthy Communities Promising Practice Award
Rudin NYC Prize in Medicine and Health
Dr. Horowitz conducts mixed method (quantitative and qualitative research), implements community and clinically-based clinical trials to improve health, and works with large datasets locally and globally. Currently, she chairs the NIH-NHGRI CSER consortium within which she is PI of a NYC Grant seeking to study the effectiveness of integrating genome sequencing into the clinical care of diverse and medically underserved individuals; is PI of an NHGRI translational genomics clinical trial network (IGNITE); and is PI and engagement director for Mount Sinai’s Clinical Translational Science Award- Conduits, of a NYC-wide clinical data research network- INSIGHT funded by PCRF, and of an NIH Children’s Environmental Health Grant (TCEEE). She also leads studies returning renal risk variants to African ancestry adults and their providers. Her work has also included NIH and CDC-funded grants focused on prevention and control of diabetes, obesity, hypertension, heart failure and stroke, and on associations between the built environment, genomics and health.
- Health Disparities and Health Equity Research
- Community-Based Participatory Research
- Chronic Disease Prevention and Control
- Community Based Interventions
Vangeepuram N, Mayer V, Fei K, Hanlen-Rosado E, Wright S, Horowitz C. Smartphone ownership and perspectives on health apps among a vulnerable population in East Harlem, New York. mHealth 2018; 4: 31.
Goytia C, Kastenbaum I, Shelley D, Kaushal R, Horowitz C. A Tale of 2 Constituencies: Exploring Patient and Clinician Perspectives in the Age of Big Data. Med Care 2018;.
Orlando LA, Sperber NR, Voils C, Nichols M, Myers RA, Wu RR, Rakhra-Burris T, Levy KD, Levy M, Pollin TI, Guan Y, Horowitz CR, Ramos M, Kimmel SE, McDonough CW, Madden EB, Damschroder LJ. Developing a common framework for evaluating the implementation of genomic medicine interventions in clinical care: the IGNITE Network's Common Measures Working Group. Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics 2018 06; 20(6): 655-663.
Hauser D, Obeng AO, Fei K, Ramos MA, Horowitz CR. Views Of Primary Care Providers On Testing Patients For Genetic Risks For Common Chronic Diseases. Health Aff (Millwood) 2018 05; 37(5): 793-800.
Tabaei BP, Rundle AG, Wu WY, Horowitz CR, Mayer V, Sheehan DM, Chamany S. Associations of Residential Socioeconomic, Food, and Built Environments With Glycemic Control in Persons With Diabetes in New York City From 2007-2013. American journal of epidemiology 2018 Apr; 187(4): 736-745.
Kaplan B, Caddle-Steele C, Chisholm G, Esmond WA, Ferryman K, Gertner M, Goytia C, Hauser D, Richardson LD, Robinson M, Horowitz CR. A Culture of Understanding: Reflections and Suggestions from a Genomics Research Community Board. Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action 2017; 11(2): 161-165.
Balakrishnan R, Kaplan B, Negron R, Fei K, Goldfinger JZ, Horowitz CR. Life after Stroke in an Urban Minority Population: A Photovoice Project. International journal of environmental research and public health 2017 03; 14(3).
Horowitz CR, Shameer K, Gabrilove J, Atreja A, Shepard P, Goytia CN, Smith GW, Dudley J, Manning R, Bickell NA, Galvez MP. Accelerators: Sparking Innovation and Transdisciplinary Team Science in Disparities Research. International journal of environmental research and public health 2017 02; 14(3): 225.
Horowitz CR, Ferryman K, Negron R, Sabin T, Rodriguez M, Zinberg RF, Böttinger E, Robinson M. Race, Genomics and Chronic Disease: What Patients with African Ancestry Have to Say. Journal of Healthcare for the Poor and Underserved 2017; 28(1): 248-60.
Sanderson SC, Brothers KB, Mercaldo ND, Clayton EW, Antommaria AH, Aufox SA, Brilliant MH, Campos D, Carrell DS, Connolly J, Conway P, Fullerton SM, Garrison NA, Horowitz CR, Jarvik GP, Kaufman D, Kitchner TE, Li R, Ludman EJ, McCarty CA, McCormick JB, McManus VD, Myers MF, Scrol A, Williams JL, Shrubsole MJ, Schildcrout JS, Smith ME, Holm IA. Public Attitudes toward Consent and Data Sharing in Biobank Research: A Large Multi-site Experimental Survey in the US. American journal of human genetics 2017 Mar; 100(3).
Naanyu V, Vedanthan R, Kamano JH, Rotich JK, Lagat KK, Kiptoo P, Kofler C, Mutai KK, Bloomfield GS, Menya D, Kimaiyo S, Fuster V, Horowitz CR, Inui TS. Barriers Influencing Linkage to Hypertension Care in Kenya: Qualitative Analysis from the LARK Hypertension Study. Journal of general internal medicine 2016 Mar; 31(3): 304-14.
Nadkarni GN, Horowitz CR. Genomics in CKD: Is This the Path Forward?. Advances in chronic kidney disease 2016 Mar; 23(2): 120-4.
Fei K, Benn EK, Negron R, Arniella G, Tuhrim S, Horowitz CR. Prevalence of Depression Among Stroke Survivors: Racial-Ethnic Differences. Stroke 2016 Feb; 47(2): 512-515.
Vangeepuram N, Townsend K, Arniella G, Goytia C, Horowitz CR. Recruitment in Clinical Versus Community-Based Sites for a Pilot Youth Diabetes Prevention Program, East Harlem, New York, 2011-2012. Preventing chronic disease 2016 Jan; 13.
Weitzel KW, Alexander M, Bernhardt BA, Calman N, Carey DJ, Cavallari LH, Field JR, Hauser D, Junkins HA, Levin PA, Levy K, Madden EB, Manolio TA, Odgis J, Orlando LA, Pyeritz R, Wu RR, Shuldiner AR, Bottinger EP, Denny JC, Dexter PR, Flockhart DA, Horowitz CR, Johnson JA, Kimmel SE, Levy MA, Pollin TI, Ginsburg GS. The IGNITE network: a model for genomic medicine implementation and research. BMC medical genomics 2016 Jan; 9: 1.
Kwon SC, Wyatt LC, Kranick JA, Islam NS, Devia C, Horowitz C, Trinh-Shevrin C. Physical activity, fruit and vegetable intake, and health-related quality of life among older Chinese, Hispanics, and Blacks in New York City. American journal of public health 2015 Jul; 105 Suppl 3: S544-52.
Li K , Cromley E, Fox AM, Horowitz CR. Evaluation of the placement of mobile fruit and vegetable vendors to alleviate food deserts in New York City. Preventing Chronic Disease 2014; 11: 140086.
Kronish IM, Goldfinger JZ, Negron R, Fei K, Arniella G, Horowitz CR. The effect of peer education on stroke prevention: The Prevent Recurrence of All Inner-City Strokes through Education (PRAISE) randomized controlled trial.. Stroke 2014; 45: 3330-6.
Vedanthan R, Kamano JH, Horowitz CR, Ascheim D, Velazquez EJ, Kimaiyo S, Fuster V. Nurse management of hypertension in rural western Kenya: implementation research to optimize delivery. Annals of global health 2014; 80(1): 5-12.
Jarvik GP, Amendola LM, Berg JS, Brothers K, Clayton EW, Chung W, Evans BJ, Evans JP, Fullerton SM, Gallego CJ, Garrison NA, Gray SW, Holm IA, Kullo IJ, Lehmann LS, McCarty C, Prows CA, Rehm HL, Sharp RR, Salama J, Sanderson S, Van Driest SL, Williams MS, Wolf SM, Wolf WA, Horowitz C, Burke W. Return of genomic results to research participants: the floor, the ceiling, and the choices in between. American journal of human genetics 2014 Jun; 94(6): 818-826.
Kaushal R, Hripcsak G, Ascheim DD, Bloom T, Campion TR, Caplan AL, Currie BP, Check T, Deland EL, Gourevitch MN, Hart R, Horowitz CR, Kastenbaum I, Levin AA, Low AF, Meissner P, Mirhaji P, Pincus HA, Scaglione C, Shelley D, Tobin JN. Changing the research landscape: the New York City Clinical Data Research Network. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association : JAMIA 2014; 21(4): 1–4.
Ramos MA, Fox A, Simon EP, Horowitz CR. A community-academic partnership to address racial/ethnic health disparities through grant-making. Public health reports (Washington, D.C. : 1974) 2013 Nov; 128 Suppl 3: 61-7.
Hartzler A, McCarty CA, Rasmussen LV, Williams MS, Brilliant M, Bowton EA, Clayton EW, Faucett WA, Ferryman K, Field JR, Fullerton SM, Horowitz CR, Koenig BA, McCormick JB, Ralston JD, Sanderson SC, Smith ME, Trinidad SB. Stakeholder engagement: a key component of integrating genomic information into electronic health records. Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics 2013 Oct; 15(10): 792–801.
Breland JY, McAndrew LM, Gross RL, Leventhal H, Horowitz CR. Challenges to healthy eating for people with diabetes in a low-income, minority neighborhood. Diabetes care 2013 Oct; 36(10).
Kronish IM, Diefenbach MA, Edmondson DE, Phillips LA, Fei K, Horowitz CR. Key barriers to medication adherence in survivors of strokes and transient ischemic attacks. Journal of general internal medicine 2013 May; 28(5).
Kronish IM, Edmondson D, Goldfinger JZ, Fei K, Horowitz CR. Posttraumatic stress disorder and adherence to medications in survivors of strokes and transient ischemic attacks. Stroke 2012 Aug; 43(8): 2192-7.
James S, Arniella G, Bickell NA, Walker W, Robinson V, Taylor B, Horowitz CR. Community ACTION boards: an innovative model for effective community-academic research partnerships. Progress in community health partnerships : research, education, and action 2011; 5(4): 399-401.
Horowitz CR, Eckhardt S, Talavera S, Goytia C, Lorig K. Effectively translating diabetes prevention: a successful model in a historically underserved community. Translational behavioral medicine 2011 Sep; 1(3): 443-452.
Ross PT, Wiley Cené C, Bussey-Jones J, Brown AF, Blackman D, Fernández A, Fernández L, Glick SB, Horowitz CR, Jacobs EA, Peek ME, Wilkerson L, Lypson ML. A strategy for improving health disparities education in medicine. Journal of general internal medicine 2010 May; 25 Suppl 2.
Cené CW, Peek ME, Jacobs E, Horowitz CR. Community-based teaching about health disparities: combining education, scholarship, and community service. Journal of general internal medicine 2010 May; 25 Suppl 2: S130-5.
Parikh P, Simon EP, Fei K, Looker H, Goytia C, Horowitz CR. Results of a pilot diabetes prevention intervention in East Harlem, New York City: Project HEED. American journal of public health 2010 Apr; 100 Suppl 1: S232-9.
Horowitz CR, Brenner BL, Lachapelle S, Amara DA, Arniella G. Effective recruitment of minority populations through community-led strategies. American journal of preventive medicine 2009 Dec; 37(6 Suppl 1): S195-200.
Horowitz CR, Robinson M, Seifer S. Community-based participatory research from the margin to the mainstream: are researchers prepared?. Circulation 2009 May; 119(19): 2633-2642.
Hebert PL, Sisk JE, Wang JJ, Tuzzio L, Casabianca JM, Chassin MR, Horowitz C, McLaughlin MA. Cost-effectiveness of nurse-led disease management for heart failure in an ethnically diverse urban community. Annals of internal medicine 2008 Oct; 149(8): 540-8.
Sisk JE, Horowitz CR, Wang JJ, McLaughlin MA, Hebert PL, Tuzzio L. The success of recruiting minorities, women, and elderly into a randomized controlled effectiveness trial. The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York; 75(1): 37-43.
Washington DL, Bowles J, Saha S, Horowitz CR, Moody-Ayers S, Brown AF, Stone VE, Cooper LA. Transforming clinical practice to eliminate racial-ethnic disparities in healthcare. Journal of general internal medicine 2008 May; 23(5): 685-91.
Sisk JE, Hebert PL, Horowitz CR, McLaughlin MA, Wang JJ, Chassin MR. Effects of nurse management on the quality of heart failure care in minority communities: a randomized trial. Annals of internal medicine 2006 Aug; 145(4): 273-283.
Horowitz CR, Colson KA, Hebert PL, Lancaster K. Barriers to buying healthy foods for people with diabetes: evidence of environmental disparities. American journal of public health 2004 Sep; 94(9): 1549-54.
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