Art Levine

, 3003 Van Ness ST NW, Apt. W-516 Washington, DC 20008

Professional Experience

I'm the author of a well-received new book, Mental Health, Inc.: How Corruption, Lax Oversight and Failed Reforms Endanger Our Most Vulnerable Citizens (, a Newsweek contributing writer ( and a contributing editor of The Washington Monthly. I'm an eclectic writer who has written everything from in-depth narrative investigative articles exposing dangerous treatment programs to fast turn-around news analysis and blog posts to profiles of musicians . As my HuffPost blog profile sums up ( Art Levine, a prize-winning contributing editor of The Washington Monthly and a former Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellow and Nation Institute Investigative Fund grantee, has written for The American Prospect, Salon, The Atlantic, The Daily Beast, Mother Jones, Truthout, AlterNet and numerous other publications.In 2005, as a Health Policy Fellow with the Progressive Policy Institute, he wrote a prescient major report,


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40 Years
40 Years


40 Years
40 Years
40 Years


Book Publishing Consumer
5 Years
Magazine - Large Consumer/National magazines
40 Years
Newspaper - Local/Regional
40 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

40 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Newsweek (6-10), Overlook Press -- author, Mental Health, Inc. (1-2), Washington Monthly, Contributing Editor (10+), AlterNet (10+), Miami New Times (10+), US News & World Report (10+)

Other Work History

Freelance Writer September 2005 to Current Wrote investigative and political articles for Salon, The American Prospect, The Washington Monthly, The Daily Beast, The Atlantic, In These Times, The Huffington Post and other outlets. Completed Nation Institute, Alicia Patterson Foundation and Fund for Investigative Journalism projects for Salon, HuffPost and Miami New Times on jail and residential treatment abuses, deaths and rape allegations. Published book Mental Health, Inc: How Corruption, Lax Oversight and Failed Reforms Endanger Our Most Vulnerable Citizens, Overlook Press, August 2017. Fellow, Progressive Policy Institute September 2004 to September 2005 Researched and wrote a report on mental health reform, and started research on other health policy issues. Also freelanced articles for Slate and The American Prospect. Freelance Writer May 2004 to September 2004 Wrote pieces for The New Repu

Computer Skills

Adept at using online databases and researching quickly online, along with finding videos, movies and obscure documents on the Web. I'm a skilled, quick blogger and I've worked with various platforms.


With my laptop, mobile phone and two different types of Kindle devices, I can access information and be available for communication with clients from anywhere.


Bob Roe, former editor-in-chief, Newsweek: James Fallows, national correspondent, The Atlantic: Additional references and contact details available on request.


Alicia Patterson Foundation Fellowship; Nation Institute Investigative Fund grantee; Florida NAMI Journalist of the Year; Fund for Investigative Journalism grantee


Society of Professional Journalists; Author's Guild; American Society of Authors and Journalists

Work Samples


From Newsweek's press release on my cover story, see below. The cover story included both the main piece on the VA's deadly mishandling of opioid prescribing, the heedless crackdown on pain medication for chronic pain patients, corruption and retaliation at the VA, and, as a sidebar, overmedicating with antipsychotics veterans with PTSD. Oct. 12, 2017, press release: AN EXCLUSIVE NEWSWEEK INVESTIGATION HITTING NEWSSTANDS THIS WEEK PAIN KILLERS: HOW THE VA FUELED THE OPIOID CRISIS AND DESTROYED THE LIVES OF THOUSANDS OF VETS An exhaustive Newsweek investigation has found that undue influence by the drug industry, sloppy oversight and multiple, widespread cover-ups have allowed the national opiate tragedy and other health scandals to spread from the halls of VA facilities in Phoenix to lesser-known scandals in Tomah, Wisconsin and Cincinnati, along with other VA disaster zones. Among the most troubling findings, supplementing the earlier research of Congressional committees and the Center for I