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 on communication, journaling and 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 recognizes the importance that trust plays in relationships as individuals struggle with their illnesses or garner supports to fuel their recoveries. She is also Interim Director of the Office of Professional Mental Health. In her work as a psychiatrist, she values the importance of trust and our need to understand how trust can be strengthened or the fallout when it is betrayed. Previously her interests have led her to function as an editor for two different books dealing with Beauty and one that dealt with Interpersonal Relationships. Trust can define our relationships and our view of the world. Dr. Levine welcomes proposals on all topics that intersect with the theme of the Psychology of Trust.