Martha Peaslee Levine
Dr. Levine is an associate professor of Pediatrics, Psychiatry, and Humanities at the Penn State College of Medicine. She teaches Humanities to students through all 4 years of their medical training and encourages them to consider how we perceive others and how this can affect the doctor-patient relationship. Through her work within the field of eating disorders, she often tackles the way women are viewed and the challenging expectations that they struggle against. She also recognizes the importance that interpersonal relationships can have on individuals as they struggle with their illnesses or garner supports to fuel their recoveries. Previously her interests have led her to function as an editor for two different books dealing with Beauty. Yet, in this world, interpersonal relationships are often what can add beauty to our lives or can add pain if they turn ugly. Dr. Levine welcomes proposals on all topics that intersect with the theme of Interpersonal Relationships. By learning more about our relationships, we can learn more about ourselves.