Adam Leventhal works as a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor in Division of Health Behavior Research, the Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, Calif, USA. His primary research interests include the affective underpinnings of addiction, psychopharmacology of drug dependence, comorbidity between depression and substance use disorders, and smoking cessation. Dr. Leventhal has been recognized for his contributions to the field as the recipient of the APA Division of Psychopharmacology and Substance Abuse´s Young Psychopharmacologist Award for excellence in research at the interface between the disciplines of pharmacology and psychology, the APA Society for Clinical Psychology´s David Shakow Early Career Award for distinguished scientific contributions to clinical psychology, and the American Academy of Health Behavior´s Judy K. Black Early Career Research Award for innovative and rigorous research that makes an important contribution to health behavior science or practice. Dr. Leventhal received his B.A. degree in psychology at the University of California, Santa Barbara; his M.A. degree in psychology at the University of Houston; his Ph.D. degree in clinical psychology at the University of Houston. He completed a predoctoral fellowship in tobacco research at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a postdoctoral fellowship in substance abuse research at the Brown University Center for Alcohol and Addiction Studies.
Biography Updated on 8 September 2012