Population Health Spotlight: Tene Lewis, PhD
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
2:00 PM-3:15 PM
Discriminatory Stressors and Cardiovascular Disease Risk: Implications for Racial Disparities in Women’s Health
Tené Lewis, PhD
Rollins School of Public Health
Live Stream: March 14, 2:00pm
Tené T. Lewis is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology in the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. Dr. Lewis’ primary area of research is in the area of health psychology/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, and is currently Principal Investigator of two NIH-funded R01 studies (HL092591; AR070898) and one R21 (AG055995) examining the effects of psychosocial factors on various indices of CVD in early middle-aged African-American women. 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 and has been featured in the Washington Post, USA Today, Essence Magazine, JET magazine and on National Public Radio (NPR). She has also held leadership positions in the American Psychosomatic Society, the Health and Society Scholars Program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Ford Foundation Fellowship Program. Dr. Lewis received her bachelor’s degree in Honors Psychology with Distinction from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, her doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and completed postdoctoral training in Psychosocial Epidemiology at Rush University Medical School in Chicago, IL.