Jessica C Levenson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

University of Pittsburgh, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Clinical Psychology
University of Pittsburgh, Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences Clinical Psychology
University of Wisconsin School of MedicineClinical Psychology
University of PittsburghTranslational Research Training in Sleep Medicine

Specialty Certifications

Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Psychology

Research Interests

Development of interventions for disturbed sleep; Role of sleep in bipolar disorder
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Levenson, J.C., Miller, E., Hafer, B., Reidell, M.F., Buysse, D.J., Franzen, P.L. (2016). Pilot study of a sleep health promotion program among college students. Sleep Health, 2(2), 167-174. PMID: 27525300, PMCID: PMC4978431
  2. Levenson, J.C., Soehner, A., Rooks, B.T., Merranko, J., Goldstein, T.R., Axelson, D.A., Goldstein, B.I., Brent, D.A., Diler, R., Hafeman, D., Hickey, M.B., Monk, K., Sakolsky, D., Kupfer, D.J., Birmaher, B. (2017). Sleep phenotypes among offspring of bipolar parents and community controls: a latent transition analysis and association with conversion to bipolar disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 215, 30-36. PMID: 28315578 DOI: 10.1016/j.jad.2017.03.011
  3. Levenson, J.C., Rollman, B.L., Ritterband, L., Strollo, P.J., Smith, K.J., Yabes, J.G., Moore, C.G., Harvey, A.G., Buysse, D.J. (2017). Hypertension with Unsatisfactory Sleep Health (HUSH): Study Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial. Trials, 18(1). PMID: 28587609 PMCID: PMC5461741
  4. Levenson, J.C., Shensa, A., Sidani, J.E., Colditz, J.B., Primack, B.A. (Accepted). Social Media Use before Bed and Sleep Disturbance among Young Adults in the United States: A Nationally-Representative Study. SLEEP.
  5. Levenson, J.C., Kay, D.B., Buysse, D.J. (2015). The pathophysiology of insomnia. CHEST. 147, 4, 1179-1192. PMID: 25846534 PMCID: PMC4388122

Clinical Interests

Sleep disorders; Interpersonal psychotherapy
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Frank, E., & Levenson, J.C. (2010). Interpersonal Psychotherapy. American Psychological Association.
  2. Swartz, H.A., Levenson, J.C., & Frank, E. (2012). Psychotherapy for bipolar II disorder: the role of interpersonal and social rhythm therapy. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 43(2), 145-153.*
  3. Frank, E., Ritchey, F.C., & Levenson, J.C. (2014). Is Interpersonal Psychotherapy infinitely adaptable? A compendium of the multiple modifications of IPT. American Journal of Psychotherapy. PMID: 26453344 PMCID: PMC4602162