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Julie Levison, MD, MPhil, MPH, FACP, is an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease. Her clinical interests are in general infectious diseases, HIV medicine, and immigrant health with a focus on a team-based, patient-centered approach to delivering infectious disease specialty care in the community setting.
Her research focuses on understanding and addressing disparities in HIV outcomes in minority populations with specific attention to immigrant populations. She is principle investigator of a K23 career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop and evaluate a community health worker+telenovela intervention to improve engagement in HIV care in Latino immigrants in the greater Boston area. She has developed novel tools to leverage the electronic medical record for HIV outcomes research with immigrant populations. Current efforts, through spatial analysis, focus on identifying geographic "hotspots" that are associated with poor HIV outcomes. Working in partnership with community-based organizations and health care providers, Dr. Levison focuses on developing effective interventions to improve HIV care and treatment in Latino immigrants.
She is an active member of the Infectious Disease Society of America and the American College of Physicians, where she is a Fellow. She is also a Research Scientist in the National Hispanic Science Network. Dr. Levison is the recipient of the Arnold Gold Foundation Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from Harvard Medical School and has spoken nationally and internationally on physician responsibility in the care of survivors of torture.
She is fluent in English and Spanish.
View my most recent publications at PubMed
Health outcomes among HIV-positive Latinos initiating antiretroviral therapy in North America versus Central and South America.
Cesar C, Koethe JR, Giganti MJ, Rebeiro P, Althoff KN, Napravnik S, Mayor A, Grinsztejn B, Wolff M, Padgett D, Sierra-Madero J, Gotuzzo E, Sterling TR, Willig J, Levison J, Kitahata M, Rodriguez-Barradas MC, Moore RD, McGowan C, Shepherd BE, Cahn P; Caribbean, Central and South America Network for HIV epidemiology (CCASAnet) and North American AIDS Cohort Collaboration on Research and Design (NA-ACCORD).
J Int AIDS Soc. 2016 Mar 18;19(1):20684. doi: 10.7448/IAS.19.1.20684. eCollection 2016.
Foreign-born status as a predictor of engagement in HIV care in a large US metropolitan health system.
Levison JH, Regan S, Khan I, Freedberg KA.
AIDS Care. 2016 Jul 28:1-8. [Epub ahead of print]
On June 16, 50 attendees celebrated the 19th annual Claflin Distinguished Scholar Award Luncheon. The Claflin Award supports junior women faculty who have child rearing responsibilities, to help them maintain productivity in the lab while balancing parenthood.
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