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

Research Interests

  • Advance Care Planning
  • Physicians
  • Child Abuse
  • Decision Support Techniques
  • Advance Directives
  • Neoplasms
  • Decision Making
  • Software
  • Ethics
  • Terminal Care
  • Medical Errors
  • Health Personnel

Recent Publications


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.


Stewart, RR, Dimmock, AEF, Green, M, Van Scoy, L, Schubart, JR, Yang, C, Farace, E, Bascom, R & Levi, B 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.
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.
Schubart, JR, Reading, JM, Penrod, JL, Stewart, RR, Sampath, R, Lehmann, LS, Levi, B & Green, M 2018, 'Family Caregivers’ Characterization of Conversations Following an ACP Event', American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, vol. 35, no. 9, pp. 1161-1167.
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.


Green, M, Van Scoy, L, Foy, A, Stewart, RR, Sampath, R, Schubart, JR, Lehman, EB, Dimmock, AEF, Bucher, AM, Lehmann, LS, Harlow, AF, Yang, C & Levi, B 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Shapiro, D, Abbott, LM, Wolpaw, D, Green, M & Levi, B 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.


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.
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.
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.
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.
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.

Clinical Trials Search

Children (age < 18 years)
Adults (age >= 18 years)