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Bruce Levine

Assistant Secretary of Health for Clinical Mental Health
Branch: General Welfare
Current Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Hometown: New York, New York

Bruce E. Levine, PhD, is a practicing clinical psychologist in Cincinnati, Ohio, and he writes and speaks widely on how society, culture, politics, and psychology intersect. His latest book is Get Up, Stand Up: Uniting Populists, Energizing the Defeated, and Battling the Corporate Elite (2011). Earlier books include Surviving America’s Depression Epidemic: How to Find Morale, Energy, and Community in a World Gone Crazy (2007) and Commonsense Rebellion (2003). He is a regular contributor to AlterNet, Truthout, CounterPunch, Z Magazine, and the Huffington Post, and his articles and interviews have been published in Salon, Skeptic, Adbusters, The Ecologist and numerous other magazines. Dr. Levine is on the editorial advisory board of the journal Ethical Human Psychology and Psychiatry, and he is on the medical and scientific advisory board of the National Center for Youth Law. A longtime activist in the mental health treatment reform movement, he is a member of Psychologists for Social Responsibility, the International Society for Ethical Psychology and Psychiatry, and MindFreedom. Dr. Levine was born in 1956, grew up in New York City, and he received his PhD in clinical psychology in 1985 from the University of Cincinnati. His website is www.brucelevine.net.