Faculty Profile: Adam Levine, MD, MPH

Adam Levine
Adam Levine, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Emergency Medicine
Work: +1 401-444-8449
Adam Levine's research focuses on improving the delivery of emergency care in resource-limited settings and during humanitarian emergencies. He also serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review, published annually in Academic Emergency Medicine.

Biography

Adam Levine is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director of the Brown University Global Emergency Medicine Fellowship. He received his Medical Doctorate from the University of California, San Francisco and his Masters of Public Health from the University of California, Berkeley before completing his specialty training in Emergency Medicine at the Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency in Boston.

Dr. Levine has worked clinically and/or conducted research in Mexico, India, Zambia, South Africa, Bangladesh, Rwanda, Haiti, Libya, and South Sudan. He currently serves as the Emergency Medicine Coordinator for the USAID-funded Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program; as a member of the Emergency Response Team for International Medical Corps, a disaster and humanitarian relief organization; and as Associate Faculty for the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, whose goals are to improve the quality and professionalize the delivery of humanitarian and disaster relief. Dr. Levine also serves as the Editor-in-chief for Academic Emergency Medicine's annual Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review. His own research focuses on improving the delivery of acute care in low-income countries and during humanitarian emergencies.

Research Description

My current research focuses on finding new tools for improving the diagnosis of dehydration and resuscitation of children with cholera and other severe diarrheal disease, specifically in the developing world. Dehydration from diarrhea kills over 700,000 children each year, mostly in developing countries. As the severity of the disease can vary widely, accurately assessing dehydration status remains a crucial step in preventing mortality from this disease. Unfortunately, the diagnostic tools available to physicians and other providers to assess the degree of dehydration in children with diarrhea are limited. I am interested in developing new clinical scales, specifically for assessment of children in the developing world, which can be used to accurately assess the degree of dehydration. In addition, I am interested in looking at how other tools, such as ultrasound of the inferior vena cava (IVC), can also be used to improve the diagnosis of dehydration in children. Eventually, these tools could improve the management of dehydration in children with diarrhea, leading to both more effective and more cost-effective care while reducing mortality from this disease.

I am also interested in the management of injuries in patients in the developing world and during humanitarian emergencies. I am working on projects with the Rwanda Ministry of Health and with Doctors Without Borders to identify acute trauma needs in low-income countries and to improve the management of patients with acute injuries during humanitarian emergencies.

Grants and Awards

2008 Maryanne Povinelli Humanism Award, Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency
2012 Humanitarian Service Award, Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
2012 Dean's Excellence in Teaching Award, Brown University Alpert Medical School
2012 Exemplary Service Award, Brown University Department of Emergency Medicine
2013 Community Service Award, American Medical Association Young Physicians Section

Affiliations

Associate Faculty
Harvard Humanitarian Initiative
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Clinical Advisor for Emergency and Trauma Care
Partners In Health - Rwanda
Kigali, Rwanda

Brown University Representative and Founding Member
Professional Association of Academic Training Centers in Humanitarian Health
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Emergency Medicine Program Coordinator
Human Resources for Health Program, Rwanda Ministry of Health
Kigali, Rwanda

Editor-in-Chief
Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review
Academic Emergency Medicine Journal

Funded Research

Active

1. United States Agency for International Development 05/2012-07/2019
Rwanda Human Resources for Health Program
Role: Site Manager $1,468,841 total direct costs

2. NIH Fogarty International Center 09/2012-06/2017
International Research Scientist Development Award (K01)
Assessment of Dehydration in Children with Diarrhea in Resource-Limited Settings
Role: Principal Investigator $619,450 total direct costs

3. NIH National Institute of Child Health and Development 08/2013-07/2018
Impact of Emergency Department Probiotic Treatment of Pediatric Gastroenteritis
Role: Site PI / Co-Investigator $21,254 total direct costs

Completed

1. Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency 07/2008-06/2009
Maryanne Povinelli Humanism Award
International Emergency Ultrasound: Training and Research in Rwanda
Role: Principal Investigator $2000 direct costs

2. Rhode Island Foundation 06/2010-05/2012
Assessment of Severe Dehydration in Children with Diarrhea Using Clinical Exam
Role: Principal Investigator $15,000 total direct costs

3. Thrasher Foundation 06/2010-05/2012
Early Career Award
Assessment of Severe Dehydration in Children with Diarrhea Using Ultrasound
Role: Principal Investigator $25,000 total direct costs

4. Brown University Department of Emergency Medicine 10/2010-04/2012
Junior Faculty Research Development Grant
Assessment of Severe Dehydration in Children with Diarrhea Using Pulse Oximetry Waveform Analysis
Role: Principal Investigator $46,086 total direct costs

Selected Publications

  • Levine AC, Munyaneza RM, Glavis-Bloom J, Redditt V, Cockrell HC, Kalimba B, Kabemba V, Musavuli J, Gakwerere M, Umurungi J, Shah SP, Drobac PC. "Prediction of Severe Disease in Children with Diarrhea in a Resource-Limited Setting." PLOS ONE 2013. (2013)
  • Jacquet GA, Hansoti B, Levine AC, Martin IBK. "Career Paths and Practice Patterns of Global Emergency Medicine Physicians: A Cross-Sectional Survey." Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013. (2013)
  • Martin I, Levine AC, Kayden S, Hauswald M. "More than just a hobby: Building an academic career in Global Emergency Medicine." Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013. (2013)
  • Martin I, Jacquet G, Levine AC, Douglass K, Pousson A, Dunlop S, Khanna K, Bentley S. "Global Health and Emergency Care: A Post-Graduate Medical Education Consensus-Based Research Agenda." Academic Emergency Medicine 2013. (2013)
  • Modi P, Munyaneza RBM, Goldberg E, Choy G, Shailam R, Sagar P, Westra SJ, Nyakubyara S, Gakwerere M, Wolfman V, Vinograd A, Moore M, Levine AC. "Oxygen saturation can predict pediatric pneumonia in a resource-limited setting." Journal of Emergency Medicine 2013; 45(5). Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jemermed.2013.04.041 (2013)
  • Burkle FM, Walls AE, Heck JP, Sorensen BS, Cranmer HH, Johnson K, Levine AC, Kayden S, Cahill B, VanRooyen MJ. "Academic Affiliated Training Centers in Humanitarian Health, Part I: Program Characteristics and Professionalization Preferences of Centers in North America." Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 2013; Apr;28(2):155-62. (2013)
  • Kabeza AB, George N, Nyundo M, Levine AC. "Development of emergency medicine in Rwanda." Afr J Emerg Med; 2013. Available at http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.afjem.2012.11.004 (2013)
  • Runyon M, Sawe H, Levine AC, Pousson A, House D, Agrawal P, Osei-Ampofo M, Weiner S, Douglass K. "Clinical and Translational Research in Global Health & Emergency Care: A Research Agenda." Academic Emergency Medicine 2013. (2013)
  • Levine AC. "Lessons Learned." In: Partridge R and Proano L, editors. Oxford American Handbook of Disaster Medicine, 1st Ed. Oxford University Press, 2012. (2012)
  • Jacquet G, Becker TK, Foran M, Goldberg E, Duber H, Schroeder ED, Bartels S, Cockrell H, Levine AC on behalf of the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review Group. "Global Emergency Medicine: A Review of the Literature From 2012." Academic Emergency Medicine 2013; 20:835–84. (2012)
  • Levine AC, Shetty P. "Managing a front-line field hospital in Libya: Description of case mix and lessons learned for future humanitarian emergencies." African Journal of Emergency Medicine 2012; 2(2): 49-52. (2012)
  • Schroeder ED, Jacquet G, Becker TK, Foran M, Goldberg E, Aschkenasy M, Bertsch K, Levine AC on behalf of the Global Emergency Medicine Literature Review Group. "Global Emergency Medicine: A Review of the Literature From 2011." Academic Emergency Medicine 2012 Oct;19(10):1196-1203. (2011)
  • Pringle K, Shah SP, Umulisa I, Munyaneza RB, Dushimiyimana JM, Stegmann K, Musavuli J, Ngabitsinze P, Stulac S, Levine AC. "Comparing the Accuracy of the Three Popular Clinical Dehydration Scales in Children with Diarrhea." International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2011; 4:58. (2011)
  • Sippel S, Muruganandan KM, Levine AC, Shah S. "Review Article: Use of ultrasound in the developing world." International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2011; 4:72. (2011)
  • Levine AC. "Volume Status." In: Shah, S, editor. Manual of Ultrasound for Resource Limited Settings, 1st Ed. Partners in Health, 2010. (2010)
  • Aschkenasy M, Arnold K, Foran M, Lippert S, Schroeder ED, Bertsch K, Levine AC, on behalf of the International Emergency Medicine Literature Review Group. "International Emergency Medicine: A Review of the Literature from 2010." Academic Emergency Medicine 2011; 18:872–879. (2010)
  • Levine AC, Shah SP, Umulisa I, Munyaneza RB, Dushimiyimana JM, Stegmann K, Musavuli J, Ngabitsinze P, Stulac S, Epino H, Noble VE. "Ultrasound Assessment of Severe Dehydration in Children with Diarrhea and Vomiting." Academic Emergency Medicine 2010; 17(10): 1035-41. (2010)
  • Foran M, Levine AC, Lippert S, Chan J, Aschkenasy M, Arnold K, Rosborough S, on behalf of the International Emergency Medicine Literature Review Group. "International Emergency Medicine: A Review of the Literature from 2009." Academic Emergency Medicine 2011; 18:86–92. (2009)
  • Lippert S, Levine AC, Becker J, Foran M, Rosborough S, Arnold K on behalf of the International Emergency Medicine Literature Review Group. "International Emergency Medicine: A Review of the Literature from 2008." Academic Emergency Medicine 2009; 16(12): 1335-40. (2008)
  • VanRooyen MJ, Leaning J, Johnson K, Hirschfeld K, Tuller D, Levine AC, Hefferman J. "Employment of a livelihoods analysis to define genocide in the Darfur region of Sudan." J Genocide Res 2008; 10:343–358. doi: 10.1080/14623520802305727. (2008)
  • Levine AC, Marsh R, Nelson S, Chapman J, Tyer-Viola L, Burke TF. "Measuring Access to Emergency Obstetric Care in Rural Zambia." International Journal of Emergency Medicine 2008; 1(2):113-9. (2008)
  • Levine AC, Becker J, Lippert S, Rosborough S, Arnold K on behalf of the EMRA International Emergency Medicine Literature Review Group. "International Emergency Medicine: A Review of the Literature from 2007." Academic Emergency Medicine 2008; 15:860-5. (2007)
  • Levine AC, Presser DZ, Rosborough S, Ghebreyesus TA, Davis MA. "Understanding Barriers to Emergency Care in Low-Income Countries: View from the Front Line." Prehospital and Disaster Medicine 2007; 22(5):481-4. (2007)
  • Levine AC, Gadiraju S, Goel A, Johar S, King R, Arnold K. "International Emergency Medicine: A review of the literature." Academic Emergency Medicine 2007; 14(2):182-3. (2007)
  • Levine AC, Goel A, Keay CR, Lay C, Melnick ER, Nielson JA, Becker J, Khaleghi M, Chicharoen N, Johar S, Lippert S, Tebb ZD, Rosborough S, Arnold K. "International Emergency Medicine: A Review of the Literature from 2006." Academic Emergency Medicine 2007; 14(12):1190-3. (2006)
  • Levine AC. "Pediatric Gastroenteritis." In: Medscape for WebMD, Emergency Medicine Journal, 2006. Republished 2008, 2010, 2013. (2006)