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Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD
Works at Freelance Health/Medical Research/Writing
Attended Northwestern University
Lives in Glenview, IL
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Stewart B. Leavitt, MA, PhD, was educated in biomedical communications at the University of Illinois Medical School, Chicago, and then served as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Public Health Service at the National Institutes of Health, Clinical Center, in Bethesda, Maryland. During that time, he also studied medical journalism at American University, Washington, DC. He went on to earn Masters and Doctorate degrees specializing in health/medical education at Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois, where he also was an instructor and a Ford Fellow researching urban healthcare delivery systems.

Dr. Leavitt has more than 30 years of experience in healthcare education and medical communications serving numerous government agencies, private organizations, and pharmaceutical companies nationwide. Through the years, he has served as a consultant to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (SAMHSA/CSAT), Rockville, Maryland, and has been a frequent speaker at association conferences. He also is certified in industrial ergonomics and has authored numerous publications focusing on occupational safety and health.

Besides founding Pain Treatment Topics ( in 2005 and serving as chief editor/researcher, as well as Executive Director, Dr. Leavitt was the founding editor (and principal researcher/writer) of Addiction Treatment Forum ( in 1992, and directed that project for 15 years. In addition to his work at AT Forum, authoring more than 260 articles and peer-reviewed research reports, he created more than 45 articles appearing in various medical and healthcare journals and websites, many of them focusing on pain management issues. He has participated as a member of the American Academy of Pain Management, the American Pain Society, the International Association for Pain & Chemical Dependency, and the U.S. Pain Care Forum.

  • Northwestern University
    Health/Medical Communications
  • University of Illinois College of Medicine
    Biomedical Communications
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Science/Fine Arts
  • Washington University in St. Louis
Health/Medical Communications & Education
  • Freelance Health/Medical Research/Writing
    Medical Education, 2013 - present
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Glenview, IL
Chicago, IL