Howard Leventhal, PhD
Chair, Division on Health, IHHCPAR; Member IOM, NAS
Phone: (848) 932-7537
Assistant: Carmelen Chiusano
Research Program Alignment
- Non-programmatically Aligned
Membership Type: Associate II
- Study how patients' perceptions and interpretations of symptoms and function affect treatment choices and self management for chronic conditions (asthma, diabetes, cancer).
- Examine the process and health outcomes of patient sharing their objective (symptoms and function) and subjective (worries and outcome expectations) experience with clinicians.
- Maintaining daily life activities, i.e., social, cognitive, and physical, when living with cancer, and making end of life decisions.
Leventhal, H., Breland, J.Y., Mora, P.A., & Leventhal, E.A. (2010). Lay representations of illness and treatment: a framework for action. In A. Steptoe (Ed.), K. Freedland, R. Jennings, M. Llabre, S. Manuck, and E. Susman (Assoc. Eds.). Handbook of Behavioral Medicine: Methods and Applications. New York: Springer.
Mora, P.A., Berkowitz, A., Contrada, R.J., Wisnivesky, J.P., Horne, R., Leventhal, H., & Halm, E. A. (2010, in press). Factor structure and longitudinal invariance of the Medical Adherence Rating Scale-Asthma (MARS-A). Psychology and Health.
Krauskopf, K., McGinn, T.G., Federman, A.D., Halm, E.A., Leventhal, H., McGinn, L.K., Gardenier, D., Oster, A., & Kronish, I.M. (2011). HIV and HCV health beliefs in an inner-city community. Journal of Viral Hepatitis, 18, 785 - 791.
Garrido, M.M., Hash-Converse, J.M., Leventhal, H., Leventhal, E.A. (2010, in press) Stress and chronic disease management. In Contrada RJ, Baum AS, eds. The Handbook of Stress Science: Psychology, Biology, and Health. New York: Springer.
Mora, P.A., Musumeci-Szabo, T., Popan, J., Beamon, T., & Leventhal, H. (2010, in press). Me at my worst: exploring the relationship between the undesired self, health, and mood among older adults. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
Leventhal, H., Leventhal, E.A., & Breland, J.Y. (2010). Cognitive science speaks to the "common-sense" of chronic illness management. Annals of Behavioral Medicine.
Stetson, B., Boren, S., Leventhal, H. Schlundt, D., Glasgow, R., et al. (2011). Embracing the evidence in diabetes self-management education and support. Self Care, 1, 83 -99.
McAndrew, L.M., Horowitz, C. R., Lancaster, K.J., Quigley, K.S., Pogach, L.M., Mora, P.A., & Leventhal, H. (2011) Association between self-monitoring of blood glucose and diet among minority patients with diabetes. Journal of Diabetes, 3, 1-6.
Phillips, L.A., Leventhal, H., & Leventhal, E.A. (2011). Physicians' communication of the
common-sense self-regulation model results in greater reported adherence than physicians' use of interpersonal skills. British Journal of Health Psychology, 1-14.
Phillips, L.A., Leventhal, EA, & Leventhal, H. (2011). Factors associated with the accuracy of physicians' predictions of patient adherence. Patient Education & Counseling, Online (NIH Available PDF).
Kronish, I. M., Leventhal, H., Horowitz, C.R. (2011): Understanding minority patients' beliefs about hypertension to reduce gaps in communication between patients and clinicians. Journal of Clinical Hypertension, 1-7.
Leventhal, H., Bodnar-Deren, S., Breland, J.Y., Hash-Converse, J., Phillips, L.A., & Leventhal, E.A. & Cameron, L.D. (2011) Modeling health and illness behavior: The approach of the commonsense model. In: Baum, A., Revenson, T.A. and Singer, J. Handbook of Health Psychology, Second edition.
Horne, R. Faasse, K., Cooper, V., Diefenbach, M.A., Leventhal, H., Leventhal, E. & Petrie, K.J. The perceived sensitivity to medicines (PSM) scale: An evaluation of validity and reliability. British Journal of Health Psychology, 2012, DOI:10.1111/j.2044-8287.2012.02071
Fraenkel, L., Falzer, P., Fried, T., Kohler, M., Peters, E., Kerns, R., & Leventhal, H. (2011), J. General Internal Medicine, Published Online DOI:10.1007/s11606-011-1926-z
Howell, E.A., Balbierz, A., Wang, J., Parides, M., Zlotnick, C., & Leventhal, H. (2012). Reducing postpartum depressive symptoms among black and Latina mothers. Obstetrics & Gynecology, 119, 1-8.
Breland, J., Fox, A.M., Horowitz, C.R., & Leventhal, H. (2012). A common sense approach to fighting obesity. Journal of Obesity, (Open Article)
Falzer, P., Leventhal, H., Peters, E., Fried, T.R., Kerms, R., Michalskim M., & Fraenkel, L. (2012) The practitioner proposes a treatment change and the patient declines: What to do next? Pain Practice (Online)