Maggie Lowenstein, MD, MPhil, MSHP

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Assistant Professor of Medicine (General Internal Medicine) at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Co-Chair Opioid Use Disorder Workgroup, Penn Medicine Opioid Task Force
Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Senior Scholar, Penn Injury Science Center
Research Director, Penn Center for Addiction Medicine and Policy
Co-Director, Dissemination and Policy Core, Center for Health Economics of Treatment Interventions for Substance Use Disorder, HCV, and HIV (CHERISH)
Department: Medicine

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423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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

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 35: 662-671, 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 3: e205852, 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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