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.
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): 1787-1790,2019.
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): 504-506,2018.
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 : 662-671,2020.
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 : e205852,2020.
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): e279,2017.
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