David Levy is a professor of oncology in Georgetown's School of Medicine, specializing in population health, and a member of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is a member of the Global Health Initiative faculty committee.
International activities include:
- Has published over 200 papers, including articles in the American Economic Review, American Journal of Public Health, and the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
- Served as principal investigator of grants from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the World Health Organization, the National Cancer Institute, the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Bloomberg/Gates Foundation, European Union, and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
- Oversees the design and development of the SimSmoke tobacco policy simulation model, which predicts the effect of tobacco policies, such as tax increases, smoke-free air laws, and media campaigns. He has developed models for 10 states and for over 40 countries.