Margaret Lowenstein, MD, MPhil, MSHP

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Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medicine

Contact information
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 607-237-3782
BA (Biology)
Williams College, Williamstown, MA, 2007.
MPhil (Biological Sciences/Biological Anthropology)
University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK, 2009.
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, 2013.
MSHP (Health Policy)
University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, 2019.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Addiction Medicine
Primary Care

Description of Research Expertise

Dr. Lowenstein’s research focuses on novel strategies for implementing evidence-based harm reduction and treatment for opioid and other substance use disorders. She is particularly interested in the use of innovative touchpoints to reduce barriers to care, including emergency departments, public libraries, and mobile outreach. Dr. Lowenstein has also conducted research on state policies related to opioid prescribing and is engaged in research and advocacy to increase uptake of opioid use disorder treatment in general medical settings.

Selected Publications

Margaret Lowenstein, Rachel Feuerstein-Simon, Roxanne Dupuis, Allison Herens, Jeffrey Hom, Meghana Sharma, Risha Sheni, Lonard Encarnacion, Carina Flaherty, Maria Cueller, Carolyn Cannuscio: Overdose Awareness and Reversal Trainings at Philadelphia Public Libraries. American Journal of Health Promotion July 2020.

Lowenstein M., Feuerstein-Simon R., Sheni R., Dupuis R., Whiteman E., Marti X., Cannuscio C. : Public libraries as partners in addressing substance use: A qualitative exploration. Subst Abus. Page: 1-8, Dec 18 2019.

Lowenstein Margaret, Kilaru Austin, Perrone Jeanmarie, Hemmons Jessica, Abdel-Rahman Dina, Meisel Zachary F, Delgado M Kit: Barriers and facilitators for emergency department initiation of buprenorphine: A physician survey. The American Journal of Emergency Medicine 37(9): 1787-1790, Sep 2019.

Lowenstein Margaret, Hossain Erik, Yang Wei, Grande David, Perrone Jeanmarie, Neuman Mark D, Ashburn Michael, Delgado M Kit: Impact of a State Opioid Prescribing Limit and Electronic Medical Record Alert on Opioid Prescriptions: a Difference-in-Differences Analysis. Journal of General Internal Medicine March 2020 Notes: [Epub ahead of print] doi: 10.1007/s11606-019-05302-1.

Lowenstein Margaret, Grande David, Delgado M Kit: Opioid Prescribing Limits for Acute Pain - Striking the Right Balance. The New England Journal of Medicine 379(6): 504-506, Aug 2018.

Austin S Kilaru, Aria Xiong, Margaret Lowenstein, Zachary F Meisel, Jeanmarie Perrone, Utsha Khatri, Nandita Mitra , M Kit Delgado: Incidence of Treatment for Opioid Use Disorder Following Nonfatal Overdose in Commercially Insured Patients. JAMA Network Open May 2020.

Lowenstein Margaret, Bamgbose Olusinmi, Gleason Nathaniel, Feldman Mitchell D: Psychiatric Consultation at Your Fingertips: Descriptive Analysis of Electronic Consultation From Primary Care to Psychiatry. Journal of Medical Internet Research 19(8): e279, Aug 2017.

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