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Cheri A. Levinson

Associate Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Louisville
Chapter Member: Kentucky SSN
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About Cheri

Dr. Levinson’s research focuses on building new treatments for eating disorders, primarily using new technologies. To do this work she uses advanced analytics and technologies, such as individual network analysis, ecological momentary assessment, and wearable sensor technologies. Dr. Levinson has published more than 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts and chapters and has been the primary investigator on several national grants and awards, including three active clinical trials testing exposure therapy and personalized treatments for eating disorders. She has received several awards for her work including the 2021 Association for Psychological Science Rising Star Award, 2020 APA Theo Blau Award, and the Academy for Eating Disorders 2015 Outstanding Scientific Contribution Award.


"Personality: Better Understanding the Socially Anxious Temperament" (with Simona C. Kaplan and Thomas L. Rodebaugh), in The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Social Anxiety Disorder, edited by Justin W. Weeks, 111-132.

Emphasizes the growing recognition of personality factors in understanding social anxiety, and proposes a model of personality that integrates trait affect theory and the five-factor theory of personality. Explores various theories that may influence the connection between social anxiety and personality, and discusses clinical implications and potential directions for future research.