Mara Horwitz, MD, MPH

Assistant Professor, Medicine

Mara Horwitz
801 Massachusetts Ave

Biography

I am an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Chobanian and Avedisian School of Medicine and a primary care physician in the Women’s Health Unit at Boston Medical Center (BMC).

My research focuses on the integration of sexual and reproductive health care into primary care. I am particularly interested in improving primary care after pregnancy complications associated with future chronic diseases (e.g. preeclampsia associated with chronic hypertension and cardiovascular disease, CVD). Previously I have used administrative data to characterize postpartum health risks and acute care use after hypertensive pregnancies. My current work focuses on: (1) defining the role of the primary care clinicians in postpartum care, (2) understanding patterns of pregnancy-related CVD risk and follow-up at BMC, and (3) identifying multilevel barriers to postpartum follow-up at BMC. In the future, I hope to develop interventions that improve postpartum care coordination and primary care follow-up for BMC patients with elevated chronic disease risks.

Areas of Interest:
Primary care; Chronic disease prevention and management; Pregnancy-related CVD risk; Family planning; Care coordination; Health services research

Education

  • University of California, San Francisco, MD
  • Harvard School of Public Health, MPH
  • University of California, San Francisco, BA

Publications

  • Published on 6/2/2023

    Murray Horwitz ME, Tabani A, Br├ędy GS, Flynn DB, Edwards CV, Curran NJ, Parikh NI. The effect of postpartum lifestyle interventions on blood pressure: a systematic literature review. J Hypertens. 2023 Aug 01; 41(8):1231-1238. PMID: 37404053.

    Read at: PubMed
  • Published on 4/5/2023

    Horwitz MEM, Edwards CV, Athavale P, McCloskey L, Cabral HJ, Benjamin EJ, Handley MA. The STAR-MAMA RCT: Bilingual Mobile Health Coaching for Postpartum Weight Loss. Am J Prev Med. 2023 Oct; 65(4):596-607. PMID: 37028566.

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  • Published on 2/28/2023

    Edwards CV, Hassan H, Yildirim C, Ferri G, Verma KP, Murray Horwitz ME, Fillmore NR, Munshi NC. Peripheral blood monocyte count is a dynamic prognostic biomarker in multiple myeloma. Blood Adv. 2023 Feb 28; 7(4):482-490. PMID: 36409606.

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  • Published on 2/23/2023

    Murray Horwitz ME, Prifti CA, Battaglia TA, Ajayi AT, Edwards CV, Benjamin EJ, Yarrington CD, Parker SE. Prepregnancy Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes in a Safety-Net Hospital. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2023 Apr; 32(4):401-408. PMID: 36827080.

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  • Published on 1/6/2022

    Murray Horwitz ME, Fisher MA, Prifti CA, Rich-Edwards JW, Yarrington CD, White KO, Battaglia TA. Primary Care-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management After Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes: a Narrative Review. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 03; 37(4):912-921. PMID: 34993867.

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  • Published on 9/13/2021

    Murray Horwitz ME, Prifti CA, Fisher MA, Battaglia TA. Pregnancy-Related Weight Gain and the Obesity Epidemic-a Missed Opportunity: Systematic Review of Clinical Practice Recommendations. J Gen Intern Med. 2022 May; 37(6):1572-1574. PMID: 34518979.

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  • Published on 5/1/2021

    Murray Horwitz ME, Rodriguez MI, Dissanayake M, Carmichael SL, Snowden JM. Postpartum health risks among women with hypertensive disorders of pregnancy, California 2008-2012. J Hypertens. 2021 05 01; 39(5):1009-1017. PMID: 33230021.

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  • Published on 3/29/2021

    Murray Horwitz ME, Molina RL, Battaglia TA. Preventing Chronic Diseases After Complicated Pregnancies in the COVID-19 Era: a Call to Action for PCPs. J Gen Intern Med. 2021 07; 36(7):2127-2129. PMID: 33782883.

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  • Published on 3/18/2021

    Murray Horwitz ME, Pace LE, Schwarz EB, Ross-Degnan D. Use of contraception before and after a diabetes diagnosis: An observational matched cohort study. Prim Care Diabetes. 2021 08; 15(4):719-725. PMID: 33744164.

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  • Published on 12/1/2020

    Wong J, Murray Horwitz M, Bertisch SM, Herzig SJ, Buysse DJ, Toh S. Trends in Dispensing of Zolpidem and Low-Dose Trazodone Among Commercially Insured Adults in the United States, 2011-2018. JAMA. 2020 12 01; 324(21):2211-2213. PMID: 33258882.

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