International Program Officer for Russia, Eurasia, and Arctic Affairs

National Institutes of Health

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Dr. Levintova joined the Division of International Relations, Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH), in May 2006 with responsibilities covering Russia, Eurasia and the Arctic regions.  Prior to joining NIH in 2006, Dr. Levintova was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Alcohol Research Group, School of Public Health, University of Berkeley, where she analyzed the impact of alcohol control policies on alcohol consumption and mortality in the Russian Federation.  For about 5 years, Dr. Levintova has been examining health-related policies, legislation, and programs in the countries of the former Soviet Union, in particular focusing on non-communicable diseases.  Dr. Levintova is a recipient of the Fulbright Scholar award for the study of the impact of the demographic changes on health-related legislation and policies in the Russian Federation.

Dr. Levintova immigrated to the United States from the Soviet Union in 1989.  She holds a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Alliant University/California School of Professional Psychology, and a B.A. from the University of Redlands.  Her research interests include development and implementation of public health policies and legislation; tobacco, alcohol, and drug abuse control, and the interplay of multi-sectoral stakeholders in the policy decision-making process.  Dr. Levintova is fluent in Russian.