University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Michele Levine, PhD

Michele Levine
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology
Co-Director, Clinical Psychology Internship Program

Contact Information

Contact Information

Health Behavior Research
Suite 606 Iroquois Bldg
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Email: levinem@upmc.edu

Research Keywords

Research Keywords

Smoking; obesity; women's health behaviors; psychosocial factors in health behaviors; health behavior interventions; smoking cessation

Research Summary

Research Summary

Dr. Levine is interested, broadly, in health behaviors among women and the conduct of clinical trials for behavior change. In particular, Dr. Levine’s research focuses on smoking and obesity-related behaviors during pregnancy and the postpartum periods. Recent NIH-funded work focuses on understanding and preventing postpartum relapses to cigarette smoking, and the relationship between smoking cessation and postcessation weight gain.

Selected Publications

Selected Publications

  • Levine MD, Perkins KA, Kalarchian MA, Cheng Y, Houck PR, Slane JD, Marcus MD. Bupropion and cognitive behavioral therapy for weight concerned women smokers. Arch Intern Med. 2010; 170:543-550. PubMed Link
  • Levine MD, Klem ML, Kalarchian MA, Wing RR, Weissfeld L, Qin L, Marcus MD. Weight gain prevention among women. Obesity. 2007;15:1267-1277. PubMed Link
  • Levine MD, Marcus MD, Kalarchian MA, Weissfeld L, Qin L. Weight concerns affect motivation to remain abstinent from smoking postpartum. Ann Behav Med. 2006;32:147-153. PubMed Link
  • Levine MD, Cheng Y, Marcus MD, Kalarchian MA. Relapse to smoking and postpartum weight retention among women who quit smoking during pregnancy. Obesity. 2012; 20:457-459. PubMed Link
  • Levine MD, Cheng Y, Kalarchian MA, Perkins KA, Marcus MD. Dietary intake after smoking cessation among weight concerned women smokers. Psychol Addict Behav. 2012; 26:969-973. PubMed Link
  • Levine MD, Bush T, Magnusson B, Cheng Y, Chen X. Smoking-related weight concerns and obesity: differences among normal weight, overweight and obese smokers using a telephone tobacco quitline. Nicotine Tob Res. 2013; 15:1136-1140. PubMed Link

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