Emily Levitan, ScD

Chair
elevitan@uab.edu
Office: 
Lister Hill 452
Biography: 

Emily B. Levitan, ScD, FAHA, is Interim Chair and Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) School of Public Health. She earned a doctoral degree in epidemiology with a minor in biostatistics from the Harvard School of Public Health and completed further epidemiologic methods training as postdoctoral fellow at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, and the Karolinska Institute. Dr. Levitan joined the faculty of Department of Epidemiology at UAB in 2009 and was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2014 and Interim Chair in 2017. At UAB, she holds appointments in the Comprehensive Center for Healthy Aging, the Nutrition Obesity Research Center, the Diabetes Research and Training Center, the Center for Outcomes and Effectiveness Research and Education, the Comprehensive Cardiovascular Center, and the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Center. Dr. Levitan’s research focuses on the epidemiology of coronary heart disease and heart failure using traditional epidemiologic study designs as well as analysis of administrative data. In addition, she collaborates broadly as a member of the methods and analytics core facilities of the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science and the UAB Center for AIDS Research. She has published over 120 peer-reviewed scientific articles. Dr. Levitan has a strong commitment to teaching and mentoring. She leads a methods course for PhD students and guest lectures in training programs across UAB. She has formally and informally mentored masters students, PhD students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty in the Department of Epidemiology and other departments at UAB.

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