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Becca Levy is Director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Division and an associate professor (with tenure) at the Yale School of Public Health. She has a joint appointment with the Department of Psychology. Dr. Levy’s research explores psychosocial factors that influence elders’ cognitive and physical functioning, as well as their longevity. She is credited with creating a field of study that focuses on how positive and negative age stereotypes, which are assimilated from the culture, can have beneficial and adverse effects, respectively, on the health of older individuals.