M.Phil., University of Cambridge, Biological Sciences
B.S., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Biology
Aaron D. Levine teaches and conducts research on science and technology policy. His research focuses on understanding how the policy environment influences the development of ethically-contentious new technologies, particularly in the life sciences. His work has been published or accepted for publication in a number of journals, including Nature Biotechnology, Public Administration Review and Politics and the Life Sciences.
Dr. Levine joined the School of Public Policy after completing his Ph.D. in Public Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. His dissertation examined the impact of the unusually heterogeneous policy environment regulating human embryonic stem cell research on the distribution of scientists and published research in this controversial field. Dr. Levine is also the author of a recent popular science book, Cloning: A Beginner’s Guide (Oneworld Publications, 2007), which explains the science behind cloning and embryonic stem cell research and explores the ethical and policy controversies this science generates.