Reception hours: By appointment
2004 Ph.D. Psychology, University of Surrey, UK
1998 MSc. Occupational Psychology, LGU, UK
1996 BSc. Psychology, LGU, UK
My research interests are in schizophrenia, autism spectrum disorders, dementia, cognition and psychiatric epidemiology which are examined with advanced psychometric and biostatistic techniques mostly in R or SAS, using observational and clinical trial study designs.
Sandin S, Kolevzon A, Levine S. Z., Hultman CM, Reichenberg A. (2012). Parental and Perinatal Risk Factors for Autism: Epidemiological Findings and Potential Mechanisms. In J. D. Buxbaum & P. R. Hof (Eds.), The Neuroscience of Autism Spectrum Disorders. San Diego: Academic Press.
*Yonai, S., Ashira, Z., & Levine, S. Z. (2009). Creating a deterrence effect by DNA testing among criminals The Fundamentals of Research 2009: Research and Literature Reviews of the Activities of the Israeli Police Force. A Collection of Articles. Jerusalem: Israeli Police Force (In Hebrew).
*Ziv, N., Levine, S. Z., & *Yonai, S. (2009). The effect of geographical distance from the war-zone on the crime rate. The Fundamentals of Research 2009: Research and Literature Reviews of the Activities of the Israeli Police Force. A Collection of Articles. Jerusalem: Israeli Police Force (In Hebrew).
Werner, S., Levine, S. Z., & Rabinowitz, J. (2008). The course of schizophrenia: The natural course of schizophrenia: progressive deterioration, amelioration or both? In Y. Teller (Ed.), Upwards: Chapters in Community Mental Health. Haifa: Ahvah Publishers (In Hebrew).
Rabinowitz, J., & Levine, S. Z. (2007). Epidemiología de la esquizofrenia: inicio y curso: Elsevier-Masson. In J. L.Vázquez-Barquero & B. Crespo-Facorro (Eds.), Nuevos enfoques para la intervención en primeros episodios de psicosis. Milan: Elsevier Masson (In Spanish).
Petrides, K. V., Jackson, C. J., Furnham, A., & Levine, S. Z. (2004). Development of a Short Form of the Eysenck Personality Profiler via Structural Equation Modelling. In K. van Monford, J. Oud & A. Satorra (Eds.), Recent developments in structural equation modeling: Theory and applications. Dordrecht: Kluwer Academic Publishers.
Papers Presented at International and National Conferences
Kodesh, A., Herkovitz, P., Levine, S., Z. (2018). Prevalence and comorbidities of dementia in Israel: A nationally representative study. Annual conference of the ISQ- Israel Society for Quality November 20-21, 2018. David Intercontinental Hotel, Tel Aviv, Israel.
Janecka, M., Kodesh, A., Levine, S., Z., Lusskin, S., Viktorin, A., Rahman, R., Buxbaum, J., Schlessinger, A., Sandin, S., & Reichenberg. (2018). A.Neurotransmitter-Wide Association Study of Prenatal Exposure to Medication With Autism Spectrum Disorder. 73rd Annual Scientific Convention and Meeting. Annual Meeting of the Society of Biological Psychiatry.
Levine, S. Z., Kodesh, A., Viktorin, A., Reichenberg, A., & Sandin, S. (2018). Association of maternal use of folic acid and multivitamin supplements in the periods before and during pregnancy with the risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in offspring. Israeli Psychiatric Association. 31 May, Tel Aviv.
Kodesh, A., & Levine, S.Z. (2018). Association of maternal use of folic acid and multivitamin supplements in the periods before and during pregnancy with the risk of Autism Spectrum Disorder in offspring. National Institute for Health Policy Research. 9 May, Tel Aviv
Levine, S. Z., & Leucht, S. (2017) Network Analysis of the SANS: Analysis of Three Randomized Clinical Trials of Predominant Negative Symptoms. The 15th International Congress for Schizophrenia Research, San Diego, US (Approximately 1 page)
Levine, S. Z., & Leucht, S. (2016). Toward a Negative symptom system of Schizophrenia: A network approach. The Fifth Biannual Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference. Florence, Italy. (Approximately half a page).
Levine, S. Z., Goldberg, Y., Samara, M., Davis, J., & Leucht, S. (2016). Joint modeling of dropout and outcome in three pivotal clinical trials of schizophrenia. The Fifth Biannual Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference. Florence, Italy. (Approximately half a page).
Kodesh, A., Levine, S.Z., Valinsky, L., Hershkowitz-Sikron, F. (2016). The course of diabetes in schizophrenia: An epidemiological study. The Fifth Biannual Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference. Florence, Italy. (Approximately half a page).
Levine, S. Z., Furukawa, T, Tanaka, S., Goldberg, Y., Samara, M., Davis, J., Cipriani A., Leucht S. (2015). Initial severity in the treatment of schizophrenia. Talk at: Fourth International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Spring Falls, USA.
Niu, K., Wilson, J., Heckers, S., & Levine, S.Z (2014, February 15 – 18). Psychometric Properties of the Bush Francis Catatonia Rating Scale. Paper presented at the Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, Washington DC, USA.
Levine, S. Z., Kolevzon, A., & Reichenberg. (2014). Past and Future Trends of Clinical Trials for Autism Spectrum Disorders. Paper presented at the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology 2014 Autumn Conference. Washington DC, USA.
Levine, S. Z., Rabinowitz, J., Caers, I., Mandel, F., Menard, F., Kapur, S. (2013). Item Response Theory analysis of the PANSS from the NewMeds repository from 49 RCTs. Talk presented at the 14th International Congress for Schizophrenia Research, Orlando, US.
Levine, S. Z., Ascher-Svanum, H., Faries, D. E., Lawson, A. H., & Rabinowitz, J. (2012). Comparing Symptom Response among Antipsychotic Medications in CATIE. Paper presented at the 3rd Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Conference, Florence, Italy.
Levine, S. Z. and S. Leucht (2012). What does the SANS mean? Paper presented at the International Society for CNS Clinical Trials and Methodology 2012 Autumn Conference. Marina del Rey, USA.
Levine, S. Z., Yoffe, R., Pugachova, I., & Reichenberg, A. (2012). Familial and genetic factors in the trajectories of the course of serious mental illness: A national population-based twin study. Paper presented at the 3rd Biennial Schizophrenia International Research Conference, Florence, Italy.
Davidson, M., Reichenberg, A., Levine, S. Z., Rabinowitz, J., Keefe, R., Murray, R., Moffitt, T., & Caspi, A. (2011). Modeling the expression and course of developmental abnormalities preceding adult schizophrenia: characterization of a new developmental ultra-high-risk group in 2 birth cohorts. Paper presented at the 13th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Colorado Springs, USA.
Levine, S. Z., Rabinowitz J, Ascher-Svanum H, Faries, D. E., Lawson A. H. (2011). Extent of attaining and maintaining symptom remission by antipsychotic medication in the treatment of chronic schizophrenia: Evidence from the CATIE study. Poster presented at the ISPOR 14th Annual European Congress Madrid, Spain.
Levine, S. Z., Rabinowitz J, Ascher-Svanum H, Faries, D. E., Lawson A. H. (2011). Treatment Response Trajectories and Antipsychotic Medication in the Treatment of Chronic Schizophrenia. The 164th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Rabinowitz, J., Garibaldi, G., Levine, S. Z., Bugarski-Kirola, D., Berardo C., Kapur S. (2011). Negative symptoms have greater impact on functioning than positive sympoms in schizophrenia: Analysis of the CATIE data. Poster presented at the ISPOR 14th Annual European Congress Madrid, Spain.
Russo, M., Levine, S. Z., Demjaha, A., Di Forti, M., Mondelli, V., Belvederi-Murri, M., Wiffen, B., Dazzan, P., Fearon, P., Morgan, C., Murray, R., Reichenberg, A. (2011). The hierarchical organization of symptom dimensions in first episode psychosis and the relationship to diagnostic classification. The 13th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research, Colorado Springs, USA.
Levine, S. Z., Bakst, S., & Rabinowitz, J. (2010). Suicide Attempts at the time of First admission and during Early Course Schizophrenia: A Population Based Study. The Second Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference. Italy.
Rabinowitz, J., Levine, S. Z., & Martinez, G. (2010). Concordance between measures of functioning, symptomatology and change: GAF, CGI-S, CGI-C and PANSS. The Second Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference, Italy.
Ulman, V., Levine, S. Z., & Rabinowitz, J. (2010). A population-based elaboration on premorbid functioning in schizophrenia during the early teenage years: Comparison, incident and onset. The Second Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference, Italy.
Werbeloff, N., Levine, S. Z., & Rabinowitz, J. (2010). Elaboration on the association between immigration and schizophrenia: a population based national study. The 23rd European College of Neuropsychopharamcology Conference. Amsterdam.
Editorial board member: European Neuropsychopharmacology (IF= 4.239).
Academic editorial board member: PLoS One (2018-2022).
International Editorial Advisory Board: International Journal of Criminal Justice Sciences
Ad hoc reviewer (65 + journals): Accident Analysis and Prevention, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Administrative Policy in Mental Health and Mental Health Services Research, African Journal of Pharmacy and Pharmacology, American Journal of Psychiatry, Australian Journal of Psychology, Basic and Applied Psychology, Biological Psychiatry, BMC Psychiatry, BMC Psychology, BMC Medical Research Methodology, BMJ Open, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, British Journal of Psychiatry, Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, Conflict and Health, CNS Spectrums, Crime and Delinquency, Current Research and Medical Opinion, Development and Psychopathology, Epidemiology Open Access, Epidemiology and Psychiatric Sciences, European Psychiatry, European Neuropsychopharmacology, Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, International Journal of Comparative & Applied Criminal Justice, International Journal of Epidemiology, International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research, International Journal of Psychology, International Psychogeriatrics, International Journal of Stress Management, Israeli Journal of Psychiatry and Related Disorders, Molecular Psychiatry, JAMA Neurology, JAMA Psychiatry, Journal of Adolescent Health, Journal of Affective Disorders, Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, Journal of Behavioral Health, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology, Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Journal of Traumatic Stress, Journal of Experimental Criminology, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, Journal of Pediatric Neurology, Journal of Trauma & Disassociation, Justice Quarterly, Military Medicine, Molecular Psychiatry, Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet Psychiatry, Legal and Criminological Psychology, Nordic Journal Of Psychiatry, Personality and Individual Differences, PLOS ONE, Psychiatry Research, Psychopathology, Psychological Assessment, Psychological Medicine, Psychological Reports, Psychopharmacology, Psychosis, Schizophrenia Bulletin, Schizophrenia Research, Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, Stigma and Health, Translational Psychiatry, Violence and Victims, The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry.
Other reviewing activities
Grant reviewer- German Israel Foundation, Hong Kong SAR Government - Health and Health Services Research Fund, Israel National Institute for Health Policy Research, Israel Cancer Association, Israel Science Foundation, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research.
Conferences- Israeli Psychometric Association (Reviewer: 2010-2019; 2014 Reviewer & invited session chair). ISPOR 6th Asia-Pacific Conference, China (2014) - Abstract reviewer.
Current- Israeli Psychometric Association, Schizophrenia International Research Society, International Society for Clinical Trials and Methodology (ISCTM).
Past- International Society for the Study of Individual Differences, European College of Neuropsychopharmacology.
R (since 2006, advanced), SPSS (advanced), SAS (moderate), Microsoft Office.