Bruce Lubotsky Levin, DrPH
Dr. Bruce Lubotsky Levin, an Associate Professor in both the Department of Child & Family Studies in the USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences and the Department of Community & Family Health 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 program director of the CFS Master of Science Degree in Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health program, which prepares professionals to serve in public and non-profit organizations that serve children and adolescents experiencing behavioral health challenges and their families.
He is Co-Principal Investigator of the USF Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health, a five year grant to develop, cultivate, and disseminate an innovative model of research education that addresses best practices for translational research in the field of adolescent behavioral health, as it relates to substance 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 for another five years (2017 – 2022).
He also serves as Head of the Graduate Studies in Behavioral Health Program (Behavioral Health Concentration), a collaborative graduate degree, teaching, and research program between the Department of Child & Family Studies (USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences) and the Department of Community & Family Health (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.
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 Nature.
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 Nature, 2019); 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.