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Harvard Medical School
Sharon Levy, MD, MPH is a board certified Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School; she also has a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. She is the Director of the Adolescent Substance Abuse Program at Childrens Hospital Boston, where she has evaluated and treated hundreds of adolescents with substance use disorders, using developmentally appropriate, family-oriented, scientifically-based strategies. She has published extensively on the outpatient management of substance use disorders in adolescents, including screening and brief advice in primary care, the use of drug testing and the outpatient management of opioid dependent adolescents. Dr. Levy is also a researcher in the Division of Developmental Medicine at Childrens Hospital Boston. Her current project is to estimate the efficacy of random urine drug testing as a therapeutic tool. She is also a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Substance Abuse and helps guide policy through this venue.