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Faculty

Minna Levine

Adjunct Faculty
Education:
BS in Occupational Therapy, University of Pennsylvania
Ph.D. in Psychology, Brandeis University
Office: Blake Law Center Room 203
413-782-1445

Dr. 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 also recently finished a small business grant from the National Institute of Aging for which she developed tools for adults to self-manage vascular risk factors such as weight, blood pressure, activity level, and fatigue. 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 in Mental Health, Evaluation Theory and Assessment, and Research Methods. She supervises all second year students' small research projects.

Her research interests include use of mobile applications for self-monitoring, trigger detection, and guidance for: adults with neurological conditions, adolescents and young adults on the Autism Spectrum, and individuals in recovery from substance abuse.