Bruce Lubotsky Levin, DrPH, MPH
Dr. Bruce Lubotsky Levin, an Associate Professor in the Department of Child & Family Studies in the USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences and the Behavioral Health Concentration in the USF College of Public Health, has teaching and research interests in mental health and substance abuse services delivery, behavioral health policy, mental health informatics, managed behavioral health care, and translational research in adolescent behavioral health.
He is Co-Principal Investigator of the USF Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health, a second consecutive five year grant to develop, cultivate, and disseminate an innovative model in research education that addresses best practices for translational research in the field of adolescent behavioral health as it relates to drug abuse and co-occurring disorders. This grant is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (1R25DA031103-01A1) and has been re-funded by NIDA through 2022.
Dr. Levin also serves as Head of the Behavioral Health Concentration (BHC) in the USF College of Public Health. BHC is a collaborative graduate degree, teaching, and research program between the Department of Child & Family Studies and Department of Mental Health Law & Policy at the USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences and the USF College of Public Health. He also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor of Health Services Research at The University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston.
Dr. Levin received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his graduate degrees from The University of Texas. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in psychiatric epidemiology in the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Texas Medical School at Houston. He also holds a certification in Behavioral Health Management from the Association of Behavioral Healthcare Management, National Council for Behavioral Health (National Council).
Dr. Levin currently serves as Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research (JBHS&R), a quarterly, scholarly journal that publishes articles on the organization, financing, delivery, and outcomes of alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health services. The JBHS&R is the official publication of the National Council for Behavioral Health and is published by Springer.
Dr. Levin (with Dr. Ardis Hanson) authored Mental Health Informatics (Oxford University Press, 2013). Dr. Levin is also Senior Editor of numerous textbooks and textbook chapters, including: 1) Introduction to Public Health in Pharmacy, Second Edition (Oxford University Press, 2018); 2) Foundations in Behavioral Health (Springer, In press); 3) Mental Health Services: A Public Health Perspective, 3rd Edition (Oxford University Press, 2010); 4) A Public Health Perspective of Women's Mental Health (Springer, 2010); and 5) Introduction to Public Health in Pharmacy (Jones & Bartlett Publishers, 2008).
In 2001, Dr. Levin received the Harold C. Piepenbrink Award for “Outstanding Contributions to Behavioral Health Services” from the Association of Behavioral Healthcare Management, National Council for Behavioral Health.