Mark D. Schwartz

Mark D. Schwartz

Professor, Department of Population Health

Professor, Department of Medicine

health services research, medical education research, health policy

My health services research focuses on identifying novel risk factors for type 2 diabetes and testing strategies to prevent diabetes among people at risk.

In a national cohort study of all veterans treated at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs facility, we are determining predictors of diabetes, including exposure to antibiotics and post-traumatic stress disorder, among other risk factors.

I also lead a cluster-randomized trial, funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, or NIDDK, of a community health worker intervention to prevent diabetes among patients with prediabetes, at NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue and Veterans Affairs hospitals. Community health workers are lay health coaches that engage, teach, and motivate patients to participate in diabetes prevention programs, and provide direct behavioral counseling.

I lead NYU School of Medicine’s General Internal Medicine Fellowship program, and I was founding director of the educational core for the Clinical Translational Science Institute and directed its Master of Science in Clinical Investigation program. I direct the new population health pillar and a course in health policy in the medical school curriculum, and the graduate courses Clinical Research Methods and Writing for Scientific Publication.

My policy leadership was launched in 2009–10, when, as a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation health policy fellow in Washington, D.C., I served on the professional staff of the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Ways and Means in the U.S. House of Representatives. I worked on negotiating, drafting, and passing the Affordable Care Act, along with various Medicare payment policies.

I now serve on the New York State Council on Graduate Medical Education and will soon be appointed to the U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry.



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Professor, Department of Population Health

Professor, Department of Medicine

Co-Lead for Intergrative Seminar Course, Master of Science in Clinical Investigation

Director, Population Health Pillar

Lead for Clinical Research Methods Course, Master of Science in Clinical Investigation

Vice Chair, Education and Faculty Affairs

Fellowship, Duke University School of Medicine, General Internal Medicine

Fellowship, New York Academy of Medicine , Bowen Brooks Fellowship

Residency, NYU School of Medicine, Primary Care Internal Medicine

Schwartz, Mark D; Jensen, Ashley; Wang, Binhuan; Bennett, Katelyn; Dembitzer, Anne; Strauss, Shiela; Schoenthaler, Antoinette; Gillespie, Colleen; Sherman, Scott

Journal of general internal medicine. 2015 Jul; 30(7):916-923

Gonzalo, Jed D; Dekhtyar, Michael; Starr, Stephanie R; Borkan, Jeffrey; Brunett, Patrick; Fancher, Tonya; Green, Jennifer; Grethlein, Sara Jo; Lai, Cindy; Lawson, Luan; Monrad, Seetha; O'Sullivan, Patricia; Schwartz, Mark D; Skochelak, Susan

Academic medicine. 2017 Jan; 92(1):123-131

Strauss, Shiela M; Jensen, Ashley E; Bennett, Katelyn; Skursky, Nicole; Sherman, Scott E; Schwartz, Mark D

Translational behavioral medicine. 2015 Mar; 5(1):68-76

Jackson, Angela; Baron, Robert B; Jaeger, Jeffrey; Liebow, Mark; Plews-Ogan, Margaret; Schwartz, Mark D

Journal of general internal medicine. 2014 Nov; 29(11):1546-1551

Sedlander, Erica; Barboza, Katherine C; Jensen, Ashley; Skursky, Nicole; Bennett, Katelyn; Sherman, Scott; Schwartz, Mark

Telemedicine journal & e-health. 2018 Mar 27; 24(3):229-235

Loeb, Stacy; Curnyn, Caitlin; Fagerlin, Angela; Braithwaite, R Scott; Schwartz, Mark D; Lepor, Herbert; Carter, H Ballentine; Ciprut, Shannon; Sedlander, Erica

Patient education & counseling. 2017 Sep 1; 101(2):241-247

Loeb, Stacy; Curnyn, Caitlin; Fagerlin, Angela; Braithwaite, Ronald Scott; Schwartz, Mark D; Lepor, Herbert; Carter, Herbert Ballentine; Sedlander, Erica

BJU international. 2017 Jul; 120(1):32-39