About Doug Levy

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Dr. Levy’s primary area of research is focused on studying how policies in the spheres of public health, healthcare finance, and health services can improve primary and higher order prevention to improve population health. The principal application of this overall research agenda is the study of policies to reduce the harms of tobacco use. He has also studied the use of behavioral economics to effect health behavior change, particularly as it applies to food choice. His secondary research interest is using cost-effectiveness methods to help prioritize resource use and understand competing incentives to adopt alternative policies.

Other Current Projects
National Institutes of Health
Health Outcomes and Health Care Spending Among Residents Of Smoke Free Public Housing
Goal:  To evaluate a series of natural experiments arising from the staggered introduction of smoke-free policies in ≥27% of the state’s 241 public housing authorities.
Role:  Principal Investigator

National Institutes of Health
Worksite Social Connections and Food Choice:  Identifying Opportunities for Obesity Prevention
Goal:  To examine the interaction of social connections and purchasing environments on workplace healthy food purchase behavior.
Role:  Principal Investigator

Recent Publications

Design of ChooseWell 365: Randomized controlled trial of an automated, personalized worksite intervention to promote healthy choices and prevent weight gainLevy DE, Gelsomin ED, Rimm EB, Pachucki M, Sandord J, Anderson E, Johnson C, Schutzberg R, Thorndike A. Contemporary Clinical Trials. 2018 Dec; 75; 78-86 doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2018.11.004

Smoking Cessation After Hospital Discharge: Factors Associated With Abstinence.
Streck JM, Chang Y, Tindle HA, Regan S, Park ER, Levy DE, Singer DE, Ylioja T, Rigotti NA. J Hosp Med. 2018 Aug 29:E1-E5. doi: 10.12788/jhm.2997. [Epub ahead of print]