Jessica C. Levenson, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics
  • Licensed Clinical Psychologist

Dr. Levenson is a Clinical Psychologist and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is conducts clinical work in the Center for Adolescent and Young Adult Health. Dr. Levenson joined the faculty after completing a federally-funded postdoctoral program on Translational Research Training in Sleep Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently funded by a K23 award by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, and she has been awarded a Manners Award from the University of Pittsburgh Center for Center for Social and Urban Research (UCSUR), both of which focus on the development and testing of sleep-focused intervention programs for adolescents. Her research also focuses on understanding the links between sleep and mood, treating sleep problems as a strategy for ameliorating psychopathology, and improving access to behavioral treatments for sleep and psychopathology. Her clinical interest focus is on mood disorders, interpersonal relationships, and sleep.

Professional and Scientific Society Memberships

  • American Psychological Association, 2006-Present
  • Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, 2007-Present
  • Sleep Research Society, 2010-Present
  • Association of Psychological Science, 2010-Present
  • Sigma Xi National Honor Society, 2011-2012
  • Society for Behavoral Sleep Medicine, 2011-Present


Education & Training

  • BA, Psychology, Brandeis University, 2004
  • MS, Clinical Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 2008
  • PhD, Clinical Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 2013
  • Internship in Clinical Psychology, University of Wisconsin, 2012-2013
  • Postdoctoral Scholar (T32), University of Pittsburgh, 2013-2016
  • Postdoctoral Associate, University of Pittsburgh, 2016
  • Behavioral Sleep Medicine Training Fellowship (Accredited), University of Pittsburgh, 2016
  • Certified Practitioner of Human-Centered Design, LUMA Institute, 2019

Selected Publications