Prof David Levy

Professor of Oncology

Lombardl Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University


David Levy has a PhD in Economics from UCLA and is currently a Professor of Oncology at Georgetown. He has published over 300 papers, including articles in the American Economic Review, American Journal of Public Health, JAMA, Lancet, Medical Care, American Journal of Preventive Medicine, Tobacco Control, Nicotine and Tobacco Research and the Review of Economics and Statistics. His work spans topics in public health and industry behavior.  Dr. Levy has been the 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.  He is currently the principal investigator of an FDA TCORS, and is a principal investigator on grants from the National Cancer Institute to the ITC project and to the CISNET Lung group.  Dr. Levy 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, media campaigns, youth access policies, and cessation treatment policies, on smoking rates and tobacco-related deaths. He has developed models for 12 states and more than 60 countries. A version of the SimSmoke that incorporated the use of smokeless tobacco. He is currently developing simulation models that incorporate the use of e-cigarettes, including his most recent Smoking and Vaping Model (SAVM).

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