Bruce Lubotsky Levin, DrPH, MPH
Education and History
Came to USF
B.S. University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1975
M.P.H. The University of Texas, 1978
Dr.P.H. The University of Texas, 1983
SpecializationMental Health Services Delivery
Behavioral Health Policy
Mental Health Informatics
Managed Behavioral Health Care
Translational Research in Behavioral Health
Other InformationEditor-in-Chief, Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research
Institute for Translational Research in Adolescent Behavioral Health
Graduate Studies in Behavioral Health Program
Child & Family Studies Faculty Profile
Dr. Bruce Lubotsky Levin, an Associate Professor in both the Department of Community & Family Health in the USF College of Public Health and the Department of Child & Family Studies in the USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences, 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.
He is a Multiple Principal Investigator and Curriculum Director for the 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 (5-R25-DA031103-04, Multiple Principal Investigators Julie Baldwin, PhD and Tom Massey, PhD).
He also serves as Head of the Graduate Studies in Behavioral Health Program (Behavioral Health Concentration), a collaborative graduate degree and research program in the Department of Community & Family Health (USF College of Public Health) and in the Department of Child & Family Studies (USF College of Behavioral & Community Sciences). 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 Community Behavioral Healthcare.
Dr. Levin currently serves as Editor of the Journal of Behavioral Health Services & Research, a quarterly, scholarly journal that publishes articles on the organization, financing, delivery, and outcomes of alcohol, drug abuse, and mental health services.
Dr. Levin (& Hanson) authored Mental Health Informatics (Oxford University Press, 2013). Dr. Levin is also Senior Editor of numerous textbooks and textbook chapters, including: 1) Mental Health Services: A Public Health Perspective, 3rd Edition (Oxford University Press, 2010); 2) A Public Health Perspective of Women's Mental Health (Springer, 2010); and 3) 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 Community Behavioral Healthcare.