Assistant Professor of Occupational Therapy
Division of Occupational Therapy
Office: Blake Law Center Room 203
- BS in Occupational Therapy, University of Pennsylvania
- Ph.D. in Psychology, Brandeis University
Dr. Minna Levine graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with a BS in Occupational Therapy. She earned a PhD in Psychology at Brandeis University. Her experience prior to joining the faculty at Western New England University included work as an Occupational Therapist with adults with physical disabilities and work in information systems innovation and development in medicine/academia and in business. She authored the first clinical database for day-to-day tracking of patient pain symptoms in 1991 at Children’s Hospital, Boston, and managed a campus-wide, pre-Internet, e-mail and class bulletin board system at Northeastern University. Dr. Levine’s company SymTrend developed an early mobile application for patient self-monitoring and guidance for use in health and special education. She managed SymTrend's three small business grants from the National Institute of Mental Health for research and development of tools for individuals on the autism spectrum. She has published in peer-reviewed journals, contributed chapters in two books, and contributed posters at conferences in the areas of neurology, autism, and medical applications.
Dr. Levine’s teaching responsibilities include Adults and Aging practice, Evaluation Theory and Assessment, Population Health and Research Methods. Her research interests include: benefits of mobile self-monitoring and guidance tools for adolescents and young adults on the Autism Spectrum; and improvement of symptom management and quality of life for adults with neurological conditions through the use of self-monitoring and guidance e-diaries.