Michele D. Levine, PhD

Michele D Levine, PhD

Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Reproductive Sciences, and Associate Professor of Psychology

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Clinical Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, School of Arts and Sciences
Clinical Psychology, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
Psychology, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC
Clinical Psychology, University of Pittsburgh

Current Appointments

Co-Director, Clinical Psychology Internship and Postdoctoral Training Program

Professional Affiliations

Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine
Fellow, The Obesity Society
Member, Executive Committee, Academy of Psychological Clinical Science
Member, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Selected Honors & Awards

Best Abstract, Women's Health, Society of Behavioral Medicine
Junior Scholar Award for Biobehavioral Health Research, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Research Interests

Pregnant/postpartum women's health; Binge eating and obesity; Women's smoking behavior
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Kolko RP,* Emery RL, Marcus MD & Levine MD. Loss of control over eating prior to and during early pregnancy among community women with overweight and obesity. Int J Eat Disord. In Press.
  2. Emery RL* & Levine MD. The relative contribution of personality and behavioral task measures of impulsivity in predicting body mass index: A comprehensive meta-analysis. Psych Bull. In Press.
  3. Levine MD, Cheng Y, Marcus MD & Emery RL. Psychiatric disorders and gestational weight gain among women who quit smoking during pregnancy J Psychosom Res. 2015; 78(5):504-8. PMCID: PMC4380755
  4. Levine MD, Cheng Y, Marcus MD, Kalarchian MA, Emery RL. Preventing postpartum smoking relapse: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Intern Med. 2016;176:443-52. PMID:26998789.
  5. Levine MD, Bush T, Magnusson B, Cheng Y, Chen X. Smoking-related weight concerns and obesity: Differences among normal weight, overweight and obese smokers using a telephone tobacco quitline. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013; 15:1136-1140. PMCID: PMC3693501

Clinical Interests

Perinatal women's health; Eating behaviors and disorders
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. 74.Emery RL*, Grace JL, Kolko RP, Levine MD. Adapting the Eating Disorder Examination for use during pregnancy: preliminary results from a community sample of women with overweight and obesity. Int J Eat Disord. In Press.
  2. Perkins KA, Conklin CA, Levine MD. Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Smoking Cessation: A Practical Guidebook to the Most Effective Treatments. New York: Taylor & Francis; 2007.
  3. Marcus MD, Levine MD. Obese patients with binge eating disorder. In: Goldstein DJ, ed. The Management of Eating Disorders and Obesity, Second Edition. New Jersey: Humana Press Inc; 2004.

Education Interests

Research mentorship; Training clinical psychologists