Carol R Horowitz

Carol R Horowitz, MD, MPH

  • PROFESSOR | Population Health Science and Policy
  • PROFESSOR | Medicine, General Internal Medicine


Internal Medicine, Primary Care

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 the founding Director of Mount Sinai’s Institute for Health Equity Research and the 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 a continuously funded NIH investigator, her special interests are in chronic disease prevention and control, and the intersection of social, structural, biological and clinical determinants of health. All of Dr. Horowitz’s clinical trial, secondary data, qualitative and mixed method research directly engages stakeholders, including community leaders, and advocates, clinicians, policymakers and entrepreneurs. The diverse and durable partnerships she helped build over three decades have informed and impacted health, policies, systems and environments, related to diabetes, obesity, kidney and cardiovascular disease, genomics, environmental health, youth, cancer, and COVID-19. Dr. Horowitz mentors diverse trainees and faculty in the US and in low and middle income countries. She is active on NIH study sections, leading NIH consortia 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. Her numerous awards include the US Department of Health and Human Services Award for Excellence for Contributions to Diabetes; Madrina (Godmother) of the NYC Three Kings Day Parade, Spencer Forman Award for Outstanding Community Service, The Rudin NYC Prize in Medicine and Health, The Jacobi Medallion and Crain’s New York Business Notable in Healthcare.

Multi-Disciplinary Training Areas

Cancer Biology [CAB], Immunology [IMM]


MD, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

MPH, University of Washington (Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program)

Residency, Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Yeshiva University

Residency, Internal Medicine, Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Yeshiva University

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