Becca Levy PhD

Associate Professor of Epidemiology (Chronic Diseases) and of Psychology; Director, Social and Behavioral Sciences Division

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchSchool of Public Health: Chronic Disease Epidemiology: Social & Behavioral Sciences

Research Interests

Psychosocial influences on aging more...


  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 1995

Selected Publications

  • Levy, B. R., Pilver, C., Chung, P., & Slade, M .D. (2014). Subliminal Strengthening Improving Older Individuals’ Physical Function Over Time With an Implicit-Age-Stereotype Intervention. Psychological Science, 25, 2127-2135. doi: 10.1177/0956797614551970
  • Levy, B. R., Pilver, C. E., Pietrzak, R. H. (2014). Lower Prevalence of Psychiatric Conditions when Negative Age Stereotypes are Resisted. Social Science & Medicine, 119, 170-174.
  • Levy, B. R., Slade, M. D., Murphy, T. E., & Gill, T. M. (2012). Association between Positive Age Stereotypes and Recovery from Disability in Older Persons. JAMA, 308, 1972-1973.



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