Benjamin is a professor of pediatrics and humanities at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine. Levi, a practicing pediatrician and highly published expert in the area of mandated reporting of suspected child abuse, recently returned from a yearlong sabbatical overseas examining how other countries protect children from abuse, including how abuse and neglect are reported to law enforcement. In 2012, he assumed the directorship of the Center for the Protection of Children at Penn State Hershey Children's Hospital.
Launched in December 2011, the Center for the Protection of Children brings together an interdisciplinary group of Penn State clinicians and researchers who are well-respected for their achievements in the field of child abuse.For the past 10 years, Levi has worked toward mandated reporting of suspected abuse, including developing the “Look Out for Child Abuse” website—which includes Pennsylvania’s only online tool for reporting suspected abuse—in conjunction with the Center on Children and the Law at Penn State Dickinson School of Law. As center director, he will continue the work of strengthening existing collaborations and building new ones across Penn State and with community partners.