About Dr. Levy

Doug Levy, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Health Policy Research Center

Bio
Douglas Levy, PhD is a health policy and health services researcher. His primary area of research is studying how policies around public health, healthcare finance, and health services can improve prevention and population health. Specific areas of focus include tobacco policy and epidemiology as well as behavioral economics to promote healthy foods. He also collaborates widely on studies using methods of economic evaluation to help prioritize resource use and understand competing incentives to adopt and implement alternative policies. This work is consistently undertaken with an eye towards supporting and understanding impacts for underserved communities. Dr. Levy’s research has been funded by grants from the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, among others.

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
Assessing the impact of vaping control policies at the school, local and state levels
Goal:  To evaluate the impact of vaping control policies and their implementation on e-cigarette, cigarette, and cannabis use.
Role:  Principal Investigator

Publications
Dr. Levy on PubMed

Education
BA, Amherst College
MPH, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University
PhD, Health Policy, Harvard University