Charles Levenstein

Charles Levenstein, Ph.D., MSOH

Professor Emeritus

Research Interests

Politics and economics of occupational disease and injury; international dimensions of workers’ health; integrated approaches to health protection and health promotion; work environment justice; history and ethics of occupational health; sustainable development.

Current Research

  • “Cost Effectiveness of Occupational Health Interventions.” with Prof. Supriya Lahiri (Economics) and collaborators in India and Brazil
  • “Tobacco Industry and Trade Unions, ” NCI-Funded project ar Tufts University, with Dr. Edith Balbach
  • “Behavior Based Safety Systems”, with Beth Rosenberg (Tufts University School of Medicine) and the United Steelworkers (NIEHS funded technical assistance project)
  • “Worker Hazards at the Point of Consumption”, including exploratory research on health and safety and safety hazards in the education industry.


  • M.Sc., Physiology (Occupational Health), Harvard School of Public Health, 1981
  • Ph.D., Economics, MIT, 1976
  • B.Sc., Industrial & Labor Relations, Cornell, 1960