JEFFREY L. LEVIN, MD, MSPH, DrPH, FACOEM, FACP is Professor, Department of Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler. He is a graduate of the UT Medical School at San Antonio. He completed his internal medicine training at the University of Missouri and postgraduate training in occupational medicine at the University of Kentucky. He is board certified in both internal medicine and occupational medicine.
He serves on the Board of Directors for the American Board of Preventive Medicine. He is past-President of the Texas Occupational Medical Association. He holds the Jesse H. Jones Distinguished Professorship of Occupational Health Sciences and the Houston Endowment Inc. Professorship in Environmental Science. He has been Center Director for the NIOSH Southwest Center for Agricultural Health, Injury Prevention, and Education since 2002. He is the 2013 and 2018 recipient of the Marcus Key Award from the Texas College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine.
Dr. Levin is Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost. He has been Dean of the School of Community Health and Health Professions as well as Center Director for the UT Health Northeast Center for Rural Community Health. He is Medical Director of the Texas Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (TIOSH®). He is past-Chair of the Texas Medical Association Council on Science and Public Health, Responsible Official for the Public Health Laboratory of East Texas, and Local Health Authority for Smith County. As a native Texan having spent many formative years along the U.S.-Mexico border and in Central Mexico, he is fluent in Spanish.
Education & Training
Texas A&M University DrPH, Public Health, Epidemiology and Environmental Health, 2018 University of Kentucky, Residency, Occupational Medicine, 1988 University of Kentucky MSPH, Public Health, 1988 University of Missouri Residency, Internal Medicine, 1986 University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio MD, Medicine, 1983 Austin College BA, Biology, 1979
Occupational and Environmental Health Sciences in MPH Program Occupational Medicine Residency
Research InterestsOccupational respiratory diseases Occupational health in agriculture and commercial fishing, with particular attention to vulnerable populations
Levin J, Rouk A, Shepherd S, Hurst G, McLarty, J. Tyler asbestos workers: A mortality update in a cohort exposed to amosite. Journal of Toxicology and Environmental Health, Part B Critical Reviews. 19(5-6): 190-200. Published online: October 5, 2016. PubMed PMID: 27705550. Levin J, Rountree P: Core curriculum for practicing physicians related to asbestos in Dodson R, Hammar S, (eds): Asbestos: Risk Assessment, Epidemiology, and Health Effects, 2nd ed. Boca Raton, Florida: Taylor & Francis Group, 2011, pp. 593-616. Levin J, Gilmore K, Wickman A, Shepherd S, Shipp E, Nonnenmann M, Carruth A. Workplace safety interventions for commercial fishermen of the Gulf. Journal of Agromedicine. 22(2): 178-189, 2016. PubMed PMID: 26788841. Levin J, Bowling J, Wickman A, Harris M. A brief report describing the union of medical training and agricultural health. Journal of Agromedicine. 21(1): 123-126, 2016. PubMed PMID: 26479683. Levin J, Curry W, Shepherd S, Nalbone J, Nonnenmann M. Hearing loss and noise exposure among commercial fishermen in the gulf coast. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. 58(3): 306-313, 2016. PubMed PMID: 26949882. Levin JL, Philips BU. 2018. Improving health in hard-to-reach communities. Texas Medicine. See https://www.texmed.org/Template.aspx?id=46490 .