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Dr. Anthony J. Levinson is a full-time Associate Professor, member of the Program for Educational Research and Development (PERD) and the Director, Division of e-Learning Innovation for the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University. His work as the John R. Evans Chair in Health Sciences Educational Research focuses on the integration and testing of new learning technologies to improve knowledge translation, health education and training for health care professionals. He holds several grants and awards, and has co-authored one of the seminal systematic reviews of web-based learning published in JAMA, in addition to other publications on medical education. He is a member of the Association of Faculties of Medicine of Canada’s Informatics Resource Group and Health Education Commons Steering Committee, as well as the Royal College’s new ePortfolio National Advisory Steering Committee. He also directs the School of Medicine’s medportal, the online Continuing Health Education portal, and is a co-lead on McMaster’s new Optimal Aging Portal. Dr. Levinson maintains an active clinical practice in the area of medical psychiatry with a specialization in complex neuropsychiatric disorders.

Featured Publications

  • Cook DA, Levinson AJ, Garside S, Dupras DM, Erwin PJ, Montori VM. Instructional Design Variations in Internet-Based Learning for Health Professions Education: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. JAMA, 2008;300(10):1181-1196.
  • Levinson AJ. Where is evidence-based instructional design in medical education curriculum development? Medical Education, Volume 44, Issue 6 (pp 536-537) 2010.
  • Cook DA, Levinson AJ, Garside S, Dupras D, Erwin P, Montori V. Instructional Design Variations in Internet-Based Learning for Health Professions Education: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Academic Medicine, Volume 85, Issue 5, May 2010.
  • Levinson AJ, Weaver B, Garside S, McGinn  H, Norman G. Virtual Reality and Brain Anatomy: A Randomized Trial of e-Learning Instructional Designs. Medical Education 2007: 41: 495-501.
  • Triola M, Huwendiek S, Levinson AJ, Cook DA. New Directions in e-Learning Research in Health Professions Education: Report of Two Symposia. Medical Teacher. 34(1), 15-20. 2012


  • Clinical and Research Fellow, McMaster University, 2002-04
  • Clinician Investigator Training Program, McMaster University, 2002-04
  • MSc. Clinical Health Sciences (Health Research Methodology), McMaster University, 2001-04
  • Psychiatry Residency Programme, McMaster University, 1997-2002
  • MD, McMaster University, 1997              
  • Enrichment Year in Neuropsychiatry and Neuroscience, McMaster University, 1995
  • MA in Critical Theory, University of Sussex, 1991-92
  • BA Joint Honours in Philosophy and English Literature, McGill University, 1988-91

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