Frances Rudnick Levin, MD, 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, principal investigator on a T32 NIDA funded Substance Abuse Research Fellowship, and co-principal investigator 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 treatment interventions for cocaine abuse, psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic interventions for marijuana dependence, and treatment approaches for substance abusers with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder and other psychiatric illnesses. Dr. Levin has over 100 articles and book chapters to her credit in the area of substance abuse and/or dual diagnosis. She serves on several advisory panels and is a member of the NIDA – Initial Review Group: Training and Career Development Subcommittee.