Center for Social Policy

at the University of Massachusetts Boston

Faculty & Staff

photo of Helen Levine

Helen Levine, PhD

  • Senior Research Associate, Center for Social Policy
  • Telephone: 617.287.4025


PhD, Sociology, Boston College

Additional Information

Helen Levine received her PhD in sociology from Boston College. She was an Associate Professor at the Heller School, Brandeis University for many years and, more recently, a Senior Research Scientist at John Snow, Inc. Working in health services research for over twenty years, her special areas of interest include substance abuse, organ donation, and disability. She is an author of numerous papers, most recently reports about the national substance abuse treatment system, methadone treatment, and access to substance abuse treatment on Cape Cod and the Islands. She has taught undergraduates and graduates introductory sociology, quantitative and qualitative research methods, survey research, research design, and the social consequences of substance abuse. Recent Center Work: Homeless Prevention; Alternative Staffing.