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Deborah Levine

Office: Howley Hall, Room 206
Email: dlevine2@providence.edu
Phone: (401) 865-2238

Deborah Levine is thrilled to begin her third year on the faculty of the HPM program at Providence College. She came to Providence College in Fall of 2009 after completing a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis in the spring of that year and a PhD in the History of Science from Harvard University in 2008. Dr. Levine's research interests include the history of medicine in the United States, obesity and diet in American culture, and the history of medical technologies in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In addition to teaching HPM 101, American Health Care System and a special topics seminar on  Obesity in American Culture, Dr. Levine participates in the program's team-taught senior seminar. In the Spring of 2012 she will be teaching one of the new DWC colloquia, an interdisciplinary seminar course entitled “In Sickness” with Licia Carlson of the philosophy department. In future years she plans to offer new courses on the history of medical education, nursing, and medical technology in the United States. Dr. Levine is also the faculty mentor for the Health Policy Club, a student group dedicated to issues in health policy and health management and serves on the steering committee for the Providence College Center for Teaching Excellence.

She has published several articles in progress on the history of diet advice in the US, and is currently completing a book project entitled, Managing Bodies in the Land of Plenty: Diet, Nutrition, and Obesity in America. In Spring 2011 Dr. Levine was awarded the Pressman-Burroughs Wellcome Fund award for career development from the American Association for the History of Medicine, a prize recognizing promising book projects by junior scholars.

A native of Pittsburgh, PA, Dr. Levine loves to explore the many charms of Rhode Island and surrounding New England with her husband and son, Ezra.  

Last updated 1/16/2012

Class Schedule: Spring 2012


DWC 202 Colloquium: In Sickness TF 11:30-1:20 Harkins 312

HPM 480 Senior Seminar TR 2:30 Feinstein 114

Office Hours: Spring 2012


Wednesday 10:30-noon; Thursday 12-2 or by appointment.

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