Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Benjamin Levi, MD, PhD

Benjamin Levi, MD, PhD

University Professorship, Department of Humanities
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Scientific Program:Cancer Control
bhl3@psu.edu

Research Interests

  • Advance Care Planning
  • Child Abuse
  • Physicians
  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Advance Directives
  • Neoplasms
  • Child
  • Software
  • Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Decision Making
  • Education
  • Ethics

Recent Publications

2020

Yang, C, Panlilio, C, Verdiglione, N, Lehman, EB, Hamm, RM, Fiene, R, Dore, S, Bard, DE, Grable, B & Levi, B 2020, 'Generalizing findings from a randomized controlled trial to a real-world study of the iLookOut, an online education program to improve early childhood care and education providers' knowledge and attitudes about reporting child maltreatment', PloS one, vol. 15, no. 1, e0227398. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0227398

2019

Schubart, JR, Levi, B, Bain, MM, Farace, E & Green, M 2019, 'Advance Care Planning Among Patients With Advanced Cancer', Journal of Oncology Practice, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. e65-e73. https://doi.org/10.1200/JOP.18.00044
Levi, B, Belser, A, Kapp, K, Verdiglione, N, Mincemoyer, C, Dore, S, Keat, J & Fiene, R 2019, 'Ilookout for child abuse: conceptual and practical considerations in creating an online learning programme to engage learners and promote behaviour change', Early Child Development and Care. https://doi.org/10.1080/03004430.2019.1626374
Foy, A, Levi, B, Van Scoy, L, Bucher, A, Dimmock, A & Green, M 2019, 'Patient preference to accept medical treatment is associated with spokesperson agreement', Annals of the American Thoracic Society, vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 518-521. https://doi.org/10.1513/AnnalsATS.201806-428RL
Green, MJ, Van Scoy, LJ, Foy, AJ, Dimmock, AEF, Lehman, E & Levi, BH 2019, 'Patients With Advanced Cancer Choose Less Aggressive Medical Treatment on Vignettes After Using a Computer-Based Decision Aid', American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909119892596
Krawiec, C, Gerard, S, Iriana, S, Berger, R & Levi, B 2020, 'What We Can Learn From Failure: An EHR-Based Child Protection Alert System', Child Maltreatment, vol. 25, no. 1, pp. 61-69. https://doi.org/10.1177/1077559519848845

2018

Stewart, RR, Dimmock, AEF, Green, MJ, Van Scoy, LJ, Schubart, JR, Yang, C, Farace, E, Bascom, R & Levi, BH 2019, 'An Analysis of Recruitment Efficiency for an End-of-Life Advance Care Planning Randomized Controlled Trial', American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, vol. 36, no. 1, pp. 50-54. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909118785158
Van Scoy, LJ, Watson-Martin, E, Bohr, TA, Levi, BH & Green, MJ 2018, 'End-of-Life Conversation Game Increases Confidence for Having End-of-Life Conversations for Chaplains-in-Training', American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, vol. 35, no. 4, pp. 592-600. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909117723619
Schubart, JR, Reading, JM, Penrod, J, Stewart, RR, Sampath, R, Lehmann, LS, Levi, BH & Green, MJ 2018, 'Family Caregivers’ Characterization of Conversations Following an ACP Event', American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, vol. 35, no. 9, pp. 1161-1167. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909118760302
Krawiec, C & Levi, B 2018, 'How should clinicians address a parent’s false belief generated by denial or grief about how to care well for a child?', AMA Journal of Ethics, vol. 20, no. 11, pp. 1017-1024. https://doi.org/10.1001/amajethics.2018.1017

2017

Green, MJ, Van Scoy, LJ, Foy, AJ, Stewart, RR, Sampath, R, Schubart, JR, Lehman, EB, Dimmock, AEF, Bucher, AM, Lehmann, LS, Harlow, AF, Yang, C & Levi, BH 2018, 'A Randomized Controlled Trial of Strategies to Improve Family Members’ Preparedness for Surrogate Decision-Making', American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, vol. 35, no. 6, pp. 866-874. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909117744554
Levi, BH, Simmons, Z, Hanna, C, Brothers, A, Lehman, E, Farace, E, Bain, M, Stewart, R & Green, MJ 2017, 'Advance care planning for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis', Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Frontotemporal Degeneration, vol. 18, no. 5-6, pp. 388-396. https://doi.org/10.1080/21678421.2017.1285317
Schubart, JR, Camacho, F, Green, MJ, Rush, KA & Levi, BH 2017, 'Assessing the internal consistency and temporal stability of advance directives generated by an interactive, online computer program', BMJ Supportive and Palliative Care, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 67-72. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjspcare-2014-000814
Van Scoy, LJ, Green, MJ, Reading, JM, Scott, AM, Chuang, CH & Levi, BH 2017, 'Can Playing an End-of-Life Conversation Game Motivate People to Engage in Advance Care Planning?', American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, vol. 34, no. 8, pp. 754-761. https://doi.org/10.1177/1049909116656353
Van Scoy, LJ, Reading, JM, Hopkins, M, Smith, B, Dillon, J, Green, MJ & Levi, BH 2017, 'Community Game Day: Using an End-of-Life Conversation Game to Encourage Advance Care Planning', Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, vol. 54, no. 5, pp. 680-691. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2017.07.034
Mathews, B, Yang, C, Lehman, EB, Mincemoyer, C, Verdiglione, N & Levi, BH 2017, 'Educating early childhood care and education providers to improve knowledge and attitudes about reporting child maltreatment: A randomized controlled trial', PloS one, vol. 12, no. 5, e0177777. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0177777
Holland, DIE, Vanderboom, CE, Dose, AM, Ingram, CJ, Delgado, A, Austin, CM, Green, M & Levi, B 2017, 'Nurse-Led Patient-Centered Advance Care Planning in Primary Care', Journal of Hospice and Palliative Nursing, vol. 19, no. 4, pp. 368-375. https://doi.org/10.1097/NJH.0000000000000358
Shapiro, DE, Abbott, LM, Wolpaw, DR, Green, MJ & Levi, BH 2018, 'Using a Simulation of a Frustrated Faculty Member during Department Chair Searches: A Proof of Concept Project', Academic Medicine, vol. 93, no. 2, pp. 224-228. https://doi.org/10.1097/ACM.0000000000001788

2016

Van Scoy, LJ, Reading, JM, Scott, AM, Green, MJ & Levi, BH 2016, 'Conversation Game Effectively Engages Groups of Individuals in Discussions about Death and Dying', Journal of palliative medicine, vol. 19, no. 6, pp. 661-667. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2015.0390
Van Scoy, LJ, Reading, JM, Scott, AM, Chuang, C, Levi, BH & Green, MJ 2016, 'Exploring the Topics Discussed During a Conversation Card Game About Death and Dying: A Content Analysis', Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, vol. 52, no. 5, pp. 655-662. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2016.03.021
Van Scoy, LJ, Scott, AM, Reading, JM, Chuang, CH, Chinchilli, VM, Levi, BH & Green, MJ 2017, 'From Theory to Practice: Measuring end-of-life communication quality using multiple goals theory', Patient Education and Counseling, vol. 100, no. 5, pp. 909-918. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.pec.2016.12.010
Van Scoy, LJ, Green, MJ, Dimmock, AEF, Bascom, R, Boehmer, JP, Hensel, JK, Hozella, JB, Lehman, EB, Schubart, JR, Farace, E, Stewart, RR & Levi, BH 2016, 'High satisfaction and low decisional conflict with advance care planning among chronically ill patients with advanced chronic obstructive pulmonary disease or heart failure using an online decision aid: A pilot study', Chronic Illness, vol. 12, no. 3, pp. 227-235. https://doi.org/10.1177/1742395316633511
Schubart, JR, Green, MJ & Levi, BH 2016, 'Response to letter "End-of-Life Preferences in Advanced Cancer Patients"', Journal of palliative medicine, vol. 19, no. 1. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2015.0467

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