Dan R. Berlowitz, MD

Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management
Dan Berlowitz
(781) 687-2962dberlow@bu.edu
Talbot – T261W
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Dr. Berlowitz is a professor of health policy and management at Boston University School of Public Health and director of the Center for Health Quality, Outcomes, and Economic Research. He leads a research team dedicated to assessing and improving the quality of health care in both ambulatory and long-term care settings. His research on ambulatory care focuses on the management of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes and hypertension. In the long-term care setting, he is a strong proponent of assessing nursing home care through the use of risk-adjusted outcomes calculated from administrative databases. Using pressure ulcer development as the model, he has demonstrated how these data may address a variety of policy-relevant issues. He received an MD from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an MPH from Boston University.

Other Positions

  • Professor, General Internal Medicine, Medicine, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Bedford VA - Edith Nourse Rogers Memorial VA Hosp


  • Johns Hopkins University, BA
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Yeshiva University, MD
  • Boston University, MPH

Classes Taught

  • SPHPM837


  • Published on 6/28/2016

    Williamson JD, Supiano MA, Applegate WB, Berlowitz DR, Campbell RC, Chertow GM, Fine LJ, Haley WE, Hawfield AT, Ix JH, Kitzman DW, Kostis JB, Krousel-Wood MA, Launer LJ, Oparil S, Rodriguez CJ, Roumie CL, Shorr RI, Sink KM, Wadley VG, Whelton PK, Whittle J, Woolard NF, Wright JT, Pajewski NM. Intensive vs Standard Blood Pressure Control and Cardiovascular Disease Outcomes in Adults Aged =75 Years: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA. 2016 Jun 28; 315(24):2673-82. PMID: 27195814.

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  • Published on 6/1/2016

    Thomas HN, Evans GW, Berlowitz DR, Chertow GM, Conroy MB, Foy CG, Glasser SP, Lewis CE, Riley WT, Russell L, Williams O, Hess R. Antihypertensive medications and sexual function in women: baseline data from the SBP intervention trial (SPRINT). J Hypertens. 2016 Jun; 34(6):1224-31. PMID: 27032074.

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  • Published on 4/1/2016

    Kapoor A, Chew PW, Reisman JI, Berlowitz DR. Low Self-Reported Function Predicts Adverse Postoperative Course in Veterans Affairs Beneficiaries Undergoing Total Hip and Total Knee Replacement. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Apr; 64(4):862-9. PMID: 27100581.

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  • Published on 1/21/2016

    Kressin NR, Long JA, Glickman ME, Bokhour BG, Orner MB, Clark C, Rothendler JA, Berlowitz DR. A Brief, Multifaceted, Generic Intervention to Improve Blood Pressure Control and Reduce Disparities Had Little Effect. Ethn Dis. 2016; 26(1):27-36. PMID: 26843793.

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  • Published on 1/11/2016

    Pajewski NM, Williamson JD, Applegate WB, Berlowitz DR, Bolin LP, Chertow GM, Krousel-Wood MA, Lopez-Barrera N, Powell JR, Roumie CL, Still C, Sink KM, Tang R, Wright CB, Supiano MA. Characterizing Frailty Status in the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial. J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2016 May; 71(5):649-55. PMID: 26755682.

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  • Published on 1/1/2016

    Hartmann CW, Shwartz M, Zhao S, Palmer JA, Berlowitz DR. Longitudinal Pressure Ulcer Rates After Adoption of Culture Change in Veterans Health Administration Nursing Homes. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Jan; 64(1):151-5. PMID: 26782865.

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  • Published on 12/8/2015

    Ding YY, Kader B, Christiansen CL, Berlowitz DR. Hemoglobin Level and Hospital Mortality Among ICU Patients With Cardiac Disease Who Received Transfusions. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2015 Dec 8; 66(22):2510-8. PMID: 26653625.

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  • Published on 10/1/2015

    Makris UE, Pugh MJ, Alvarez CA, Berlowitz DR, Turner BJ, Aung K, Mortensen EM. Exposure to High-Risk Medications is Associated With Worse Outcomes in Older Veterans With Chronic Pain. Am J Med Sci. 2015 Oct; 350(4):279-85. PMID: 26418380.

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  • Published on 9/1/2015

    Jasuja GK, Bhasin S, Reisman JI, Berlowitz DR, Rose AJ. Ascertainment of Testosterone Prescribing Practices in the VA. Med Care. 2015 Sep; 53(9):746-52. PMID: 26196850.

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  • Published on 5/20/2015

    Vimalananda VG, Gupte G, Seraj SM, Orlander J, Berlowitz D, Fincke BG, Simon SR. Electronic consultations (e-consults) to improve access to specialty care: a systematic review and narrative synthesis. J Telemed Telecare. 2015 Sep; 21(6):323-30. PMID: 25995331.

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