Frances Rudnick Levin, M.D.

Frances Rudnick Levin, M.D., is the Kennedy Leavy Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University. Director of Clinical and Educational Activities for the Division on Substance Abuse and Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute and Director of the Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship Program at Columbia University/New York Presbyterian Hospital. Dr. Levin received her medical degree from Cornell University Medical College and completed her residency at the New York Hospital-Payne Whitney Clinic.

She is the principal investigator on several federally funded grants, a T32 NIDA funded Substance Abuse Research Fellowship, a K24 Mid Career Investigator Award and collaborates on several other grants. She is also a recipient of an independent scientist grant from the National Institute of Drug Abuse. Her research interests include pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatment interventions for cocaine and marijuana abuse, and treatment approaches for substance abusers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and other psychiatric illnesses.

Dr. Levin has numerous presentations and publications to her credit in the area of substance abuse and/or dual diagnosis. She serves on several advisory panels is a member of the NIDA -- Initial Review Group: Training and Career Development Subcommittee, and has been a member of consensus panels sponsored by the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment.