Researcher Profile

Researcher Profile

Benjamin Levi, MD, PhD

Benjamin Levi, MD, PhD

Professor, 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
  • Randomized Controlled Trials
  • Advance Directives
  • Child
  • Decision Making
  • Software
  • Education
  • Primary Health Care
  • Ethics

Recent Publications

2022

Van Scoy, LJ, Scott, AM, Green, M, Witt, PD, Wasserman, E, Chinchilli, VM & Levi, BH 2022, 'Communication Quality Analysis: A User-friendly Observational Measure of Patient–Clinician Communication', Communication Methods and Measures. https://doi.org/10.1080/19312458.2022.2099819

2021

Humphreys, KL, Piersiak, HA, Panlilio, CC, Lehman, EB, Verdiglione, N, Dore, S & Levi, BH 2021, 'A randomized control trial of a child abuse mandated reporter training: Knowledge and attitudes', Child Abuse and Neglect, vol. 117, 105033. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chiabu.2021.105033
Levi, BH, Mundy, M, Palm, C, Verdiglione, N, Fiene, R & Mincemoyer, CC 2021, 'An interactive online learning program on child abuse and its reporting', Journal of Educators Online, vol. 18, no. 2.
Kunzler, BR, Foy, AJ, Levi, BH, Van Scoy, LJ, Lehman, EB, Smith, TJ & Green, MJ 2022, 'Does Caregiver Participation in Advance Care Planning Using a Decision Support Tool Together With Patients Reduce Caregiver Strain, Burden and Anxiety Over Time? A Post-Hoc Analysis of a Randomized Controlled Trial', American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, vol. 39, no. 7, pp. 757-761. https://doi.org/10.1177/10499091211040233
Thiede, E, Levi, BH, Lipnick, D, Johnson, R, Seo La, I, Lehman, EB, Smith, T, Wiegand, D, Green, M & Van Scoy, LJ 2021, 'Effect of Advance Care Planning on Surrogate Decision Makers' Preparedness for Decision Making: Results of a Mixed-Methods Randomized Controlled Trial', Journal of palliative medicine, vol. 24, no. 7, pp. 982-993. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2020.0238
Van Scoy, LJ, Green, MJ, Creswell, J, Thiede, E, Wiegand, D, La, IS, Lipnick, D, Johnson, R, Dimmock, AE, Foy, A, Lehman, E, Chinchilli, VM & Levi, BH 2021, 'Generating a New Outcome Variable Using Mixed Methods in a Randomized Controlled Trial: The Caregiver Study—An Advance Care Planning Investigation', Journal of Mixed Methods Research, vol. 15, no. 4, pp. 567-586. https://doi.org/10.1177/1558689820970686
Jhaveri, P, Abdulahad, D, Fogel, B, Chuang, C, Lehman, E, Chawla, L, Foley, K, Phillips, T & Levi, B 2022, 'Impact of Scribe Intervention on Documentation in an Outpatient Pediatric Primary Care Practice', Academic Pediatrics, vol. 22, no. 2, pp. 289-295. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2021.05.004
Panlilio, CC, Famularo, L, Masters, J, Dore, S, Verdiglione, N, Yang, C, Lehman, E, Hamm, RM, Fiene, R, Bard, D, Kapp, KM & Levi, BH 2021, 'Integrating Validity Evidence to Revise a Child Abuse Knowledge Test for Early Childhood Education Providers: A Mixed Methods Approach', American Journal of Evaluation. https://doi.org/10.1177/10982140211002901
Van Scoy, LJ, Witt, PD, Bramble, C, Richardson, C, Putzig, I, Currin, L, Wasserman, E, Tucci, A, Levi, BH & Green, MJ 2022, 'Success of a Community-Based Delivery at Recruiting Individuals from Underserved Communities for an Observational Cohort Study of an Advance Care Planning Intervention', Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, vol. 63, no. 2, pp. e149-e154. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2021.09.021
Simmons, DB, Levi, BH, Green, MJ, La, IS, Lipnick, D, Smith, TJ, Thiede, ER, Wiegand, DL & Van Scoy, L 2022, 'What Surrogates Understand (and Don’t Understand) About Patients’ Wishes After Engaging Advance Care Planning: A Qualitative Analysis', American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, vol. 39, no. 4, pp. 427-432. https://doi.org/10.1177/10499091211026674

2020

Van Scoy, LJ, Levi, BH, Witt, P, Bramble, C, Richardson, C, Putzig, I, Levi, AR, Wasserman, E, Chinchilli, V, Tucci, A & Green, MJ 2020, 'Association of Participation in an End-of-Life Conversation Game With Advance Care Planning Behavior and Perspectives Among African American Individuals', JAMA network open, vol. 3, no. 5, pp. e204315. https://doi.org/10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2020.4315
Abdulahad, D, Ekpa, N, Baker, E, Foley, KA, Fogel, B, Phillips, TA & Levi, B 2020, 'Being a Medical Scribe: Good Preparation for Becoming a Doctor', Medical Science Educator, vol. 30, no. 1, pp. 569-572. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40670-020-00937-w
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
Van Scoy, LJ, Green, MJ, Witt, PD, Bramble, C, Richardson, C, Putzig, I, Toyobo, O, Wasserman, E, Chinchilli, VM, Tucci, A & Levi, BH 2021, 'Low Skepticism and Positive Attitudes About Advance Care Planning Among African Americans: a National, Mixed Methods Cohort Study', Journal of general internal medicine, vol. 36, no. 3, pp. 705-712. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11606-020-06224-z
Lipnick, D, Green, M, Thiede, E, Smith, TJ, Lehman, EB, Johnson, R, La, IS, Wiegand, D, Levi, BH & Van Scoy, LJ 2020, 'Surrogate Decision Maker Stress in Advance Care Planning Conversations: A Mixed-Methods Analysis From a Randomized Controlled Trial', Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, vol. 60, no. 6, pp. 1117-1126. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.07.001
Phillips, TA, Foley, KA, Levi, BH, Jhaveri, P, Chuang, CH, Abdulahad, D, Lehman, E & Fogel, BN 2021, 'The Impact of Medical Scribes on Relative Value Units in a Pediatric Primary Care Practice', Academic Pediatrics, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 542-547. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.acap.2020.05.009

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, BH, Belser, A, Kapp, K, Verdiglione, N, Mincemoyer, C, Dore, S, Keat, J & Fiene, R 2021, '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, vol. 191, no. 4, pp. 535-544. 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 2020, '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, vol. 37, no. 7, pp. 537-541. 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

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