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Michael Levas MD

Associate Professor

Institution: Medical College of Wisconsin
Department: Pediatrics
Division: Emergency Medicine

Member of the Comprehensive Injury Center


Research Experience

  • Quality of Life
  • Violence
  • Publications (31)

  • Implementation and initial analysis of Cardiff Model data collection procedures in a level I trauma adult emergency department. (Nguyen P, Kohlbeck SA, Levas M, Hernandez-Meier J) BMJ Open 2022 01 06;12(1):e052344 PMID: 34992109 PMCID: PMC8739060 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85122947943 01/08/2022    
  • Seasonality of Acute Lyme Disease in Children. (Sundheim KM, Levas MN, Balamuth F, Thompson AD, Neville DN, Garro AC, Kharbanda AB, Monuteaux MC, Nigrovic LE) Trop Med Infect Dis 2021 Nov 09;6(4) PMID: 34842846 PMCID: PMC8628899 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85119110464 11/30/2021    
  • Two-Tier Lyme Disease Serology in Children with Previous Lyme Disease. (Lantos PM, Balamuth F, Neville D, Garro AC, Levas MN, Bennett J, Thompson AD, Kharbanda AB, Branda JA, Nigrovic LE) Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2021 11;21(11):839-842 PMID: 34610255 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85119997153 10/06/2021    
  • Assessing improvements in emergency department referrals to a hospital-based violence intervention program. (Watkins J, Scoggins N, Cheaton BM, Nimmer M, Levas MN, Baumer-Mouradian SH, Melzer-Lange MD) Inj Epidemiol 2021 Sep 13;8(Suppl 1):44 PMID: 34517900 PMCID: PMC8436440 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85114829125 09/15/2021       2 Citations
  • Injury free Coalition for KidsĀ® forges on amid the COVID-19 pandemic. (Levas MN) Inj Epidemiol 2021 Sep 13;8(Suppl 1):48 PMID: 34517914 PMCID: PMC8436028 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85114858019 09/15/2021    
  • Serologic Response to Borrelia Antigens Varies with Clinical Phenotype in Children and Young Adults with Lyme Disease. (Radtke FA, Ramadoss N, Garro A, Bennett JE, Levas MN, Robinson WH, Nigrovic PA, Nigrovic LE, for Pedi Lyme Net) J Clin Microbiol 2021 10 19;59(11):e0134421 PMID: 34379528 PMCID: PMC8525570 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85119458199 08/12/2021    
  • Electrocardiogram as a Lyme Disease Screening Test. (Neville DN, Alexander ME, Bennett JE, Balamuth F, Garro A, Levas MN, Thompson AD, Kharbanda AB, Lewander DP, Dart AH, Nigrovic LE, for Pedi Lyme Net) J Pediatr 2021 Nov;238:228-232.e1 PMID: 34265339 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85112505319 07/16/2021    
  • Adolescent alcohol use predicts cannabis use over a three year follow-up period. (Linakis JG, Thomas SA, Bromberg JR, Casper TC, Chun TH, Mello MJ, Richards R, Ahmad F, Bajaj L, Brown KM, Chernick LS, Cohen DM, Dean JM, Fein J, Horeczko T, Levas MN, McAninch B, Monuteaux MC, Mull CC, Grupp-Phelan J, Powell EC, Rogers A, Shenoi RP, Suffoletto B, Vance C, Spirito A, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network.) Subst Abus 2022;43(1):514-519 PMID: 34236277 PMCID: PMC8759759 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85110218423 07/09/2021       1 Citation
  • Validation of Septic Knee Monoarthritis Prediction Rule in a Lyme Disease Endemic Area. (Grant DS, Neville DN, Levas M, Balamuth F, Garro AC, Bennett JE, Thompson AD, Kharbanda AB, Lyons TW, Nigrovic LE, for Pedi Lyme Net) Pediatr Emerg Care 2022 Feb 01;38(2):e881-e885 PMID: 34160185 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85123969087 06/24/2021       3 Citations
  • Implementing the Cardiff Model for violence prevention: using the diffusion of innovation theory to understand facilitators and barriers to implementation. (Kohlbeck S, Levas M, Hernandez-Meier J, Hargarten S) Inj Prev 2022 02;28(1):49-53 PMID: 33963057 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85105879776 05/09/2021       1 Citation
  • Validation of the Rule of 7's for Identifying Children at Low-risk for Lyme Meningitis. (Garro A, Avery RA, Cohn KA, Neville DN, Balamuth F, Levas MN, Bennett JE, Kharbanda AB, Monuteaux MC, Nigrovic LE, for Pedi Lyme Net) Pediatr Infect Dis J 2021 04 01;40(4):306-309 PMID: 33710975 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85102912566 03/13/2021    
  • Pediatric Lyme Disease Biobank, United States, 2015-2020. (Nigrovic LE, Neville DN, Balamuth F, Levas MN, Bennett JE, Kharbanda AB, Thompson AD, Branda JA, Garro AC, Pedi Lyme Net Working Group) Emerg Infect Dis 2020 12;26(12):3099-3101 PMID: 33219811 PMCID: PMC7706969 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85096814926 11/22/2020       7 Citations
  • Diagnostic Performance of C6 Enzyme Immunoassay for Lyme Arthritis. (Nigrovic LE, Bennett JE, Balamuth F, Levas MN, Neville D, Lyons TW, Branda JA, Maulden AB, Lewander D, Garro A, PEDI LYME NET) Pediatrics 2020 01;145(1) PMID: 31836615 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85077403221 12/15/2019       7 Citations
  • The Lyme Disease Polymerase Chain Reaction Test Has Low Sensitivity. (Nigrovic LE, Lewander DP, Balamuth F, Neville DN, Levas MN, Bennett JE, Garro A) Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 2020 04;20(4):310-313 PMID: 31821110 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85082881626 12/11/2019       4 Citations
  • Reliability and Validity of the Newton Screen for Alcohol and Cannabis Misuse in a Pediatric Emergency Department Sample. (Linakis JG, Bromberg JR, Casper TC, Chun TH, Mello MJ, Ingebretsen H, Spirito A, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network) J Pediatr 2019 07;210:154-160.e1 PMID: 30967250 PMCID: PMC6592736 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85063863625 04/11/2019       3 Citations
  • A minority of children diagnosed with Lyme disease recall a preceding tick bite. (Nigrovic LE, Neville DN, Balamuth F, Bennett JE, Levas MN, Garro AC, for Pedi Lyme Net) Ticks Tick Borne Dis 2019 04;10(3):694-696 PMID: 30853264 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85062405071 03/12/2019       6 Citations
  • Two-Tier Lyme Disease Serology Test Results Can Vary According to the Specific First-Tier Test Used. (Maulden AB, Garro AC, Balamuth F, Levas MN, Bennett JE, Neville DN, Branda JA, Nigrovic LE) J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc 2020 Apr 30;9(2):128-133 PMID: 30793167 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85076961196 02/23/2019       8 Citations
  • Predictive Validity of a 2-Question Alcohol Screen at 1-, 2-, and 3-Year Follow-up. (Linakis JG, Bromberg JR, Casper TC, Chun TH, Mello MJ, Richards R, Mull CC, Shenoi RP, Vance C, Ahmad F, Bajaj L, Brown KM, Chernick LS, Cohen DM, Fein J, Horeczko T, Levas MN, McAninch B, Monuteaux MC, Grupp-Phelan J, Powell EC, Rogers A, Suffoletto B, Dean JM, Spirito A, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network) Pediatrics 2019 03;143(3) PMID: 30783022 PMCID: PMC6398369 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85062765914 02/21/2019       7 Citations
  • Screening for Adolescent Alcohol Use in the Emergency Department: What Does It Tell Us About Cannabis, Tobacco, and Other Drug Use? (Spirito A, Bromberg JR, Casper TC, Chun T, Mello MJ, Mull CC, Shenoi RP, Vance C, Ahmad F, Bajaj L, Brown KM, Chernick LS, Cohen DM, Fein J, Horeczko T, Levas MN, McAninch B, Monuteaux MC, Grupp-Phelan J, Powell EC, Rogers A, Suffoletto B, Linakis JG, Pediatric Emergency Care Research Network (PECARN)) Subst Use Misuse 2019;54(6):1007-1016 PMID: 30727811 PMCID: PMC6476662 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85061078158 02/08/2019       4 Citations
  • Higher C6 enzyme immunoassay index values correlate with a diagnosis of noncutaneous Lyme disease. (Nigrovic LE, Lipsett SC, Molins CR, Wormser GP, Bennett JE, Garro AC, Levas MN, Balamuth F, Neville D, Lingampalli N, Robinson WH, Branda JA) Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis 2019 Jun;94(2):160-164 PMID: 30642722 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85059810141 01/16/2019       8 Citations
  • Positive 2-Tiered Lyme Disease Serology is Uncommon in Asymptomatic Children Living in Endemic Areas of the United States. (Garro A, Bennett J, Balamuth F, Levas MN, Neville D, Branda JC, Maulden AB, Lantos PM, Nigrovic LE, Pedi Lyme Net) Pediatr Infect Dis J 2019 05;38(5):e105-e107 PMID: 30067595 PMCID: PMC6355375 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85062407421 08/02/2018       7 Citations
  • Integrating Population Health Data on Violence Into the Emergency Department: A Feasibility and Implementation Study. (Levas MN, Hernandez-Meier JL, Kohlbeck S, Piotrowski N, Hargarten S) J Trauma Nurs 2018 May/Jun;25(3):149-158 PMID: 29742625 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85048012376 05/10/2018       5 Citations
  • Youth Victims of Violence Report Worse Quality of Life Than Youth With Chronic Diseases. (Levas MN, Melzer-Lange M, Tarima S, Beverung LM, Panepinto J) Pediatr Emerg Care 2020 Feb;36(2):e72-e78 PMID: 29489599 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85078863328 03/01/2018       1 Citation
  • Accuracy of Clinician Suspicion of Lyme Disease in the Emergency Department. (Nigrovic LE, Bennett JE, Balamuth F, Levas MN, Chenard RL, Maulden AB, Garro AC, for Pedi Lyme Net) Pediatrics 2017 Dec;140(6) PMID: 29175973 PMCID: PMC5703778 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85037686188 11/28/2017       18 Citations
  • Methodology and Demographics of a Brief Adolescent Alcohol Screen Validation Study. (Bromberg JR, Spirito A, Chun T, Mello MJ, Casper TC, Ahmad F, Bajaj L, Brown KM, Chernick LS, Cohen DM, Fein J, Horeczko T, Levas MN, McAninch B, Monuteaux M, Mull CC, Grupp-Phelan J, Powell EC, Rogers A, Shenoi RP, Suffoletto B, Vance C, Linakis JG, Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network) Pediatr Emerg Care 2019 Nov;35(11):737-744 PMID: 29112110 PMCID: PMC5752626 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85074553673 11/08/2017       8 Citations
  • Improvement in quality of life among violently injured youth after a brief intervention. (Levas MN, Boyle EA, Melzer-Lange M, Panepinto J) J Trauma Acute Care Surg 2016 10;81(4 Suppl 1):S61-6 PMID: 27032002 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-85027093783 04/01/2016       4 Citations
  • A Randomized Clinical Trial of Jet-Injected Lidocaine to Reduce Venipuncture Pain for Young Children. (Lunoe MM, Drendel AL, Levas MN, Weisman SJ, Dasgupta M, Hoffmann RG, Brousseau DC) Ann Emerg Med 2015 Nov;66(5):466-74 PMID: 25935844 PMCID: PMC4863077 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84946158164 05/04/2015       29 Citations
  • Health literacy affects likelihood of radiology testing in the pediatric emergency department. (Morrison AK, Brousseau DC, Brazauskas R, Levas MN) J Pediatr 2015 Apr;166(4):1037-41.e1 PMID: 25596100 PMCID: PMC4380861 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84933279045 01/18/2015       12 Citations
  • Effect of Hispanic ethnicity and language barriers on appendiceal perforation rates and imaging in children. (Levas MN, Dayan PS, Mittal MK, Stevenson MD, Bachur RG, Dudley NC, Bajaj L, Macias CG, Bennett J, Dowd MD, Thomas AJ, Kharbanda AB, Pediatric Emergency Medicine Collaborative Research Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics) J Pediatr 2014 Jun;164(6):1286-91.e2 PMID: 24565425 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84901499240 02/26/2014       35 Citations
  • Dexamethasone for acute asthma exacerbations in children: a meta-analysis. (Keeney GE, Gray MP, Morrison AK, Levas MN, Kessler EA, Hill GD, Gorelick MH, Jackson JL) Pediatrics 2014 Mar;133(3):493-9 PMID: 24515516 PMCID: PMC3934336 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-84895171522 02/12/2014       67 Citations
  • Effects of the limited English proficiency of parents on hospital length of stay and home health care referral for their home health care-eligible children with infections. (Levas MN, Cowden JD, Dowd MD) Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med 2011 Sep;165(9):831-6 PMID: 21536949 SCOPUS ID: 2-s2.0-80052511862 05/04/2011       34 Citations
  • Last update: 08/03/2022