Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
Current Research: Perinatal Stress & Cardiovascular Disease in Black Women
“A common approach to health disparities research is to take a sample of Black women, and a sample of white women, and compare them,” said Alison Hipwell, PhD, of a recent National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute-funded R01 focused on the association between perinatal stress and cardiovascular disease (CVD) in Black women, which she co-leads with Michele Levine, PhD. “But the current crisis in maternal health and...
New Research in the Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Shows Risk Factors for Excessive Gestational Weight Gain in Early Pregnancy
Excessive gestational weight gain is associated with deleterious health consequences for both mothers and children. However, women who experience excessive gestational weight gain early in their pregnancies are at unique risk for serious health conditions including gestational hypertension, preeclampsia, hyperglycemia, gestational diabetes, and fetal macrosomia. In a recent Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology...
University of Pittsburgh Awards Tenure to Michele Levine, PhD
We are delighted to announce that Michele Levine, PhD, has been appointed Tenured Associate Professor of Psychiatry by the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Levine is a highly regarded and internationally recognized expert in perinatal women’s health. Her research focuses on the intersection of mood, weight and health behavior. She is currently investigating the role of impulsive phenotypes on weight trajectories and...
Now in Pediatrics: New Research in Suicidality Disparities Between Transgender and Cisgender Adolescents
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among adolescents in the United States. Yet research has shown that transgender adolescents (adolescents whose true gender identity diverges from the gender assigned at birth) have higher rates of suicidal ideation and attempt than cisgender adolescents (adolescents whose gender identity is the same as the gender assigned at birth). In a recent study published in...