Director, Families and Health Care Project
Carol Levine directs the United Hospital Fund's Families and Health Care Project, which focuses on developing partnerships between health care professionals and family caregivers, especially during transitions in health care settings (www.nextstepincare.org). Before joining the Fund in 1996, she directed the Citizens Commission on AIDS in New York City from 1987 to 1991, and The Orphan Project, which she founded, from1991 to 1996. As a senior staff associate of The Hastings Center, she edited the Hastings Center Report.
Ms. Levine is the editor of Always on Call: When Illness Turns Families into Caregivers (2nd ed., Vanderbilt University Press, 2004); co-editor, with Thomas H. Murray, of The Cultures of Caregiving: Conflict and Common Ground Among Families, Health Professionals and Policy Makers (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004); and editor of Living in the Land of Limbo: Fiction and Poetry about Family Caregiving (Vanderbilt University Press, 2014).
In 1993, Ms. Levine was awarded a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship for her work in AIDS policy and ethics. She was named a WebMD Health Hero in 2007.
In 2009, Ms.Levine was named a Purpose Prize fellow, an honor for social entrepreneurs over 60 who are using their experience and passion to take on society’s biggest challenges.
In 2016, Ms. Levine was named one of the Top 50 "2016 Influencers in Aging" by Next Avenue, a digital publication dedicated to covering issues for people 50 and older.
Resources for family caregivers and health care providers are available at our Next Step in Care website.