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Researcher | Research Overview

Dr. Horwitz is a pediatric emergency physician and mucosal immunologist. He studies viral respiratory illnesses in young children with the goal of developing mechanistically informed therapeutic strategies. Areas of particular interest include RSV-induced bronchiolitis and rhinovirus-induced asthma exacerbations. He co-directs a mucosal immunology research program focused on the regulation of inflammatory responses at mucosal surfaces including the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts.

Researcher | Research Background

Dr. Horwitz received an MD and PhD from Yale University. He completed residency training in Pediatrics and fellowship training in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. He was a fellow in Biology at MIT and established an independent research laboratory at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in 1998. Since 2020 Dr. Horwitz has co-directed a research laboratory in the Division of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at Children’s Hospital, which focuses on mucosal immune responses.

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