Dan R. Berlowitz, MD

Professor, Health Law, Policy & Management

Dan Berlowitz
(781) 687-2962


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



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


    • Published on 11/23/2017

      Berlowitz DR, Pajewski NM, Kazis LE. Intensive Blood-Pressure Treatment and Patient-Reported Outcomes. N Engl J Med. 2017 11 23; 377(21):2097. PMID: 29166234.

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    • Published on 11/9/2017

      Palmer JA, Parker VA, Berlowitz D, Snow AL, Hartmann CW. Resident Choice: A Nursing Home Staff Perspective on Tensions and Resolutions. Geriatr Nurs. 2017 Nov 09. PMID: 29129450.

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    • Published on 9/1/2017

      Jasuja GK, Bhasin S, Rose AJ, Reisman JI, Hanlon JT, Miller DR, Morreale AP, Pogach LM, Cunningham FE, Park A, Wiener RS, Gifford AL, Berlowitz DR. Provider and Site-Level Determinants of Testosterone Prescribing in the Veterans Healthcare System. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2017 Sep 01; 102(9):3226-3233. PMID: 28911150.

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    • Published on 8/24/2017

      Bress AP, Bellows BK, King JB, Hess R, Beddhu S, Zhang Z, Berlowitz DR, Conroy MB, Fine L, Oparil S, Morisky DE, Kazis LE, Ruiz-Negrón N, Powell J, Tamariz L, Whittle J, Wright JT, Supiano MA, Cheung AK, Weintraub WS, Moran AE. Cost-Effectiveness of Intensive versus Standard Blood-Pressure Control. N Engl J Med. 2017 08 24; 377(8):745-755. PMID: 28834469.

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    • Published on 8/24/2017

      Berlowitz DR, Foy CG, Kazis LE, Bolin LP, Conroy MB, Fitzpatrick P, Gure TR, Kimmel PL, Kirchner K, Morisky DE, Newman J, Olney C, Oparil S, Pajewski NM, Powell J, Ramsey T, Simmons DL, Snyder J, Supiano MA, Weiner DE, Whittle J. Effect of Intensive Blood-Pressure Treatment on Patient-Reported Outcomes. N Engl J Med. 2017 08 24; 377(8):733-744. PMID: 28834483.

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    • Published on 5/11/2017

      Snow AL, Jacobs ML, Palmer JA, Parmelee PA, Allen RS, Wewiorski NJ, Hilgeman MM, Vinson LD, Berlowitz DR, Halli-Tierney AD, Hartmann CW. Development of a New Tool for Systematic Observation of Nursing Home Resident and Staff Engagement and Relationship. Gerontologist. 2017 May 11. PMID: 28499032.

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    • Published on 4/1/2017

      Odden MC, Peralta CA, Berlowitz DR, Johnson KC, Whittle J, Kitzman DW, Beddhu S, Nord JW, Papademetriou V, Williamson JD, Pajewski NM. Effect of Intensive Blood Pressure Control on Gait Speed and Mobility Limitation in Adults 75 Years or Older: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2017 Apr 01; 177(4):500-507. PMID: 28166324.

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    • Published on 12/19/2016

      Jasuja GK, Bhasin S, Reisman JI, Hanlon JT, Miller DR, Morreale AP, Pogach LM, Cunningham FE, Park A, Berlowitz DR, Rose AJ. Who Gets Testosterone? Patient Characteristics Associated with Testosterone Prescribing in the Veteran Affairs System: a Cross-Sectional Study. J Gen Intern Med. 2017 Mar; 32(3):304-311. PMID: 27995426.

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    • Published on 11/1/2016

      Boehmer U, Glickman M, Jones JA, Orner MB, Wheler C, Berlowitz DR, Kressin NR. Dental Care in an Equal Access System Valuing Equity: Are There Racial Disparities? Med Care. 2016 Nov; 54(11):998-1004. PMID: 27219638.

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    • Published on 9/19/2016

      Berlowitz DR, Breaux-Shropshire T, Foy CG, Gren LH, Kazis L, Lerner AJ, Newman JC, Powell JR, Riley WT, Rosman R, Wadley VG, Williams JA. Hypertension Treatment and Concern About Falling: Baseline Data from the Systolic Blood Pressure Intervention Trial. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016 Nov; 64(11):2302-2306. PMID: 27640987.

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