Faculty Mentors

Julie Levison, MD, MPhil, MPH, FACP

Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Harvard Medical School
Massachusetts General Hospital

Julie Levison, MD, MPhil, MPH, FACP, is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School, and is board certified in internal medicine and infectious disease. Her clinical interests are in general infectious diseases, HIV medicine, and immigrant health with a focus on a team-based, patient-centered approach to delivering infectious disease specialty care in the community setting. She is fluent in English and Spanish.

Her research focuses on understanding and addressing disparities in HIV outcomes in minority populations with specific attention to immigrant populations. She is principle investigator of a K23 career development award from the National Institute of Mental Health to develop and evaluate a community health worker intervention to improve engagement in HIV care in Latino immigrants in the greater Boston area. She has developed novel tools to leverage the electronic medical record for HIV outcomes research with immigrant populations. Working in partnership with community-based organizations and health care providers, Dr. Levison focuses on developing effective interventions to improve HIV care and treatment in Latino immigrants.

She is an active member of the Infectious Disease Society of America and the American College of Physicians, where she is a Fellow. She is also a Research Scientist in the National Hispanic Science Network. Dr. Levison was named to El Planeta’s Powermeter 100, a list of Massachusetts’ 2017 Most Influential People for Latinos. Dr. Levison is the recipient of the Arnold Gold Foundation Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award from Harvard Medical School and has spoken nationally and internationally on physician responsibility in the care of survivors of torture.

Selected Publications:

DeTore, N. R., Sylvia, L., Park, E. R., Burke, A., Levison, J. H., Shannon, A., … & Holt, D. J. (2022). Promoting resilience in healthcare workers during the COVID-19 pandemic with a brief online intervention. Journal of psychiatric research, 146, 228-233. PMID: 34857369; PMCID: PMC8572311.

Levison, J. H., Alegría, M., Wang, Y., Markle, S. L., Fuentes, L., Mejia, D. L., Tarbox, A., Albarracín García, L., Cellerino, L., & El-Bassel, N. (2019). High HIV/STI Test Acceptance Through a Behavioral Health Encounter in Latino Immigrants with Substance Use and Mental Health Problems. AIDS and behavior, 23(4), 835–846. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-019-02413-y. PMID: 30737609; PMCID: PMC6459707.

Levison, J. H., Levinson, J. K., & Alegría, M. (2018). A Critical Review and Commentary on the Challenges in Engaging HIV-Infected Latinos in the Continuum of HIV Care. AIDS and behavior, 22(8), 2500–2512. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-018-2187-1. PMID: 29948334; PMCID: PMC6085100.