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Tené T. Lewis, Ph.D.

Term: January 1, 2013 - August 31, 2016

 Tené T. Lewis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. She received her bachelor’s degree in Honors Psychology with Distinction from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (1996), her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles (2003), and completed postdoctoral training in Psychosocial Epidemiology at Rush University Medical School in Chicago, IL. Dr. Lewis’ primary area of research is in the area of psychosocial epidemiology, with an emphasis on cardiovascular disease (CVD) in women. She has a particular interest in understanding how social and psychological factors contribute to the disproportionately high rates of CVD morbidity and mortality observed in African-American women compared to women of other racial/ethnic groups. Dr. Lewis’ scientific work in this area has received honors from the American Psychosomatic Society and the Health Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association. Her research has been funded by the American Heart Association and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and has been featured in the Washington Post, USA Today and on National Public Radio (NPR). Dr. Lewis has held leadership positions in the American Psychosomatic Society, the American Heart Association and the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program.