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Ned Levine

Nonresident Fellow


Ned Levine, Ph.D., is a nonresident fellow for the Center for Health and Biosciences and an urban researcher from Houston. He has more than 50 years of academic, professional and governmental experience. He has taught at universities in England, Turkey, Israel and Sweden as well as in the United States, including 15 years in the urban planning program at UCLA.

Levine’s specialty is GIS and spatial analysis involving such subjects as homicides and suicides, the role of alcohol-serving businesses in drunk driving crashes, child swimming pool submersions, motor vehicle crashes, gunshot detection technology and regional growth. He developed the first GIS-based motor vehicle crash information system in the U.S. while working in Hawaii and the first GIS-based crash system in Texas. He has more than 100 publications.

Levine is the developer of the CrimeStat spatial statistics program, distributed by the National Institute of Justice. In 2000, he received a Vice Presidential National Partnership for Reinventing Government award for the CrimeStat program’s contribution to the National Spatial Data Infrastructure Demonstration Project.

He holds a B.A. in psychology from the University of California, Berkeley, and a Ph.D. in social psychology and sociology from the London School of Economics.

Contact him at ned@nedlevine.com or (713) 348-4683.