Dawn Levinson, M.S.W.
Behavioral Health Lead
Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services
Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB)
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
5600 Fishers Lane, Room 18N21
Rockville, MD 20857
Phone: (301) 945-0879
Dawn Levinson, M.S.W., is Behavioral Health Lead at the Division of Healthy Start and Perinatal Services, Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). As MCHB’s Behavioral Health Lead, Ms. Levinson provides leadership, coordination, subject matter expertise and recommendations on behavioral health policy, program, and technical assistance across MCHB divisions and programs. She coordinates across HRSA and HHS and provides guidance and oversight to the behavioral health-focused technical assistance for two cooperative agreement programs: the Screening & Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders program, and the Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project. She is the project officer for the 2020 CARES Act award, Maternal Telehealth Access Project (MTAP), and the Supporting Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Screening and Intervention program. Over the past two decades and across various HHS agencies, her experience has spanned behavioral and public health policy planning, development and analysis, grant program management, and administrative operations and management. Ms. Levinson entered federal service through the Public Health Service Commissioned Corps, and later, through the Presidential Management Fellows program. Prior to the government, she worked as a journalist, free-lance writer, and did direct practice social work.