Dr Levy is a physician and epidemiologist who has written and spoken extensively on public health, human rights, and war.
He is an Adjunct Professor of Public Health at Tufts University School of Medicine and an independent consultant in occupational and environmental health. He has written over 150 articles and book chapters and edited 12 books, including, with Victor Sidel, MD, War and Public Health; Terrorism and Public Health; and Social Injustice and Public Health. Dr Levy has worked as a medical epidemiologist with the Centers for Disease Control, a professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, and in several international health positions, including executive director of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. He has served as president of the American Public Health Association and received, in 2005, its highest honor, the Sedgwick Memorial Medal.