Our Public Health History in Florida: Interview with Peter J. Levin

Robert J. McDermott
2005 Florida Public Health Review  
Peter J. Levin, ScD was the founding Dean of the University of South Florida College of Public Health (1984-1994). Concurrently with that appointment, he chaired the Florida Hospital Cost Containment Board and served on the boards of two billion dollar non-profit health care systems and an HMO. After leaving the USF COPH, he served for four years as Health Policy Counsel to Senator Connie Mack (R-FL) where he handled issues relating to biomedical research, cancer, academic medical centers, long
more » ... dical centers, long term care, managed care, and Medicare. Prior to coming to the USF COPH he served as Dean of the University of Oklahoma College of Public Health (1982-1984), Associate Vice-President and Executive Director of the Stanford University Medical Center (1977-1981) and Associate Commissioner for program analysis and planning of the New York City Department of Health (1974- 1977). Since July 2001, he has been Dean of the School of Public Health at the State University of New York at Albany. He is a graduate of Harvard University and holds public health degrees from Yale University and the Johns Hopkins University. This interview was conducted between March 23, 2005 and April 1, 2005.
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