Guest Speaker Bio - Dr. Carol Horowitz

Dr. Carol R. Horowitz is Associate Professor of Health Policy and Medicine at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, and a practicing general internist. With a focus on using Community-Based Participatory Research to address health disparities, she is the Principal Investigator of several NIH funded community-based interventions, and of a Centers for Disease Control, REACH Center grant to eliminate diabetes disparities among African Americans and Latinos. She is director of the East Harlem Diabetes Center of Excellence, the Principal Investigator of the Community Engagement and Research Core for Mount Sinai's Institutes for Clinical and Translational Sciences and co-Director of a new Center for Health Equity and Community Engaged Research. She has implemented numerous community-based health improvement interventions, and mentors students, residents and faculty interested in addressing disparities and partnering with communities on research to improve local health and influence policy. She has an MD from Cornell University, and received an MPH from University of Washington as a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar.