Dan R. Berlowitz, MD

Professor, Health 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


  • Published on 12/1/2014

    Berlowitz DR. Hypertension Treatment and Falls: Should We be Concerned? J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Dec; 29(12):1577-8.

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  • Published on 12/1/2014

    Berlowitz DR. Remembering gene stollerman, MD. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2014 Dec; 62(12):2426-7.

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  • Published on 10/22/2014

    Frayne SM, Holmes TH, Berg E, Goldstein MK, Berlowitz DR, Miller DR, Pogach LM, Laungani KJ, Lee TT, Moos R. Mental illness and intensification of diabetes medications: an observational cohort study. BMC Health Serv Res. 2014; 14(1):458.

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  • Published on 6/5/2014

    Ambrosius WT, Sink KM, Foy CG, Berlowitz DR, Cheung AK, Cushman WC, Fine LJ, Goff DC, Johnson KC, Killeen AA, Lewis CE, Oparil S, Reboussin DM, Rocco MV, Snyder JK, Williamson JD, Wright JT, Whelton PK. The design and rationale of a multicenter clinical trial comparing two strategies for control of systolic blood pressure: The Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial (SPRINT). Clin Trials. 2014 Oct; 11(5):532-46.

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  • Published on 5/13/2014

    Efird LM, Mishkin DS, Berlowitz DR, Ash AS, Hylek EM, Ozonoff A, Reisman JI, Zhao S, Jasuja GK, Rose AJ. Stratifying the risks of oral anticoagulation in patients with liver disease. Circ Cardiovasc Qual Outcomes. 2014 May; 7(3):461-7.

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  • Published on 3/12/2014

    Berlowitz DR. Hypertension control in the elderly: too much of a good thing? J Clin Hypertens (Greenwich). 2014 Apr; 16(4):265-6.

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  • Published on 2/19/2014

    Paradise HT, Berlowitz DR, Ozonoff A, Miller DR, Hylek EM, Ash AS, Jasuja GK, Zhao S, Reisman JI, Rose AJ. Outcomes of anticoagulation therapy in patients with mental health conditions. J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Jun; 29(6):855-61.

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  • Published on 9/29/2013

    Horvath KJ, Trudeau SA, Rudolph JL, Trudeau PA, Duffy ME, Berlowitz D. Clinical trial of a home safety toolkit for Alzheimer's disease. Int J Alzheimers Dis. 2013; 2013:913606.

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  • Published on 8/1/2013

    Pugh MJ, Marcum ZA, Copeland LA, Mortensen EM, Zeber JE, Noël PH, Berlowitz DR, Downs JR, Good CB, Alvarez C, Amuan ME, Hanlon JT. The quality of quality measures: HEDIS® quality measures for medication management in the elderly and outcomes associated with new exposure. Drugs Aging. 2013 Aug; 30(8):645-54.

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  • Published on 7/11/2013

    Hartmann CW, Snow AL, Allen RS, Parmelee PA, Palmer JA, Berlowitz D. A conceptual model for culture change evaluation in nursing homes. Geriatr Nurs. 2013 Sep-Oct; 34(5):388-94.

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