B.A., summa cum laude in Psychology,
Fordham University L.C.
M.A. Psychology, Hunter College
M. Philos., Graduate Center of CUNY
Ph.D. Graduate Center, CUNY.
“This work always felt like a privilege. Especially meaningful was the opportunity to push the boundaries and perimeters of my degree in social and personality psychology and spend most of my career in broader spheres of public health pushing policy and reform”.
My feminist research perspective can be found most notably in the International Journal Violence Against Women (Sage Publications). Developing more layered, inclusive and egalitarian approaches to health care resource allocation and culturally competent programming was extremely important to me; I was privileged to share this work at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, NYS Dept of Health AIDS Institute, National HIV Prevention Conference, American Psychological Association Conferences, and the American Public Health Association (for details see ).
Lewis, C. (2006). Gender-based violence, young women and the intersection with HIV/AIDS. Presented
at Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, Women’s HIV Collaborative of New York, Gay Men's Health
Lewis, C (May 15, 2010). Creating a Framework to Incorporate Social Determinants: A Developmental Ecological Framework. Presented at National Women’s and AIDS Collective Conference on The Model City: A Strategy for a More Comprehensive and Effective HIV Surveillance System for Women and other Vulnerable Populations, Stony Point, New York.
Lewis, C., et al., (2006). Coping and Violence Exposure as Predictors of Psychological Functioning in Domestic Violence Survivors. Violence against Women: An International Journal, l 2 (4)340-354.
Lewis, C. et al., (2007). Childhood Maltreatment, Familial Violence, and Retraumatization: Assessing Inner-City Battered Women. Journal of Emotional Abuse: Interventions, Research & Theories of Psychological Maltreatment, Trauma, and Nonphysical Aggression, 6(4), 47-63.
Lewis, C. (2005). Gender inequality, Domestic Violence and HIV: Connecting the Dots. Presented to Women and Children’s Workgroup, NYC Department Of Health and Mental Hygiene Community Planning Unit.
Lewis, C. (2004). Research and Evaluation in a Domestic Violence Shelter: A Grassroots Feminist Model. Presented at the National Coalition against Domestic Violence Annual Conference. July 10-14, .Denver, Colorado.
Lewis, C. et al. (2003). Community Domestic Violence Survivors and Psychosocial Health Change in an Emergency Domestic Violence Shelter. Presented at American Public Health Association Annual Conference, San Francisco.
Lewis, C. et al. (2003). Coping and Domestic Violence: Clinical implications for trait vs. Situational determinants. Presented at the Annual Conference of American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario.
Lewis, C. (2006). Behavioral Science Theories as Applied to HIV Prevention. Presented to the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Prevention Planning Women and Children’s Workgroup.
Lewis, C. (2005). Gender inequality, Domestic Violence and HIV: Connecting the Dots. Presented at General Membership Meeting of the Women’s HIV Collaborative. Gay Men's Health Crisis, NYC.
Lewis, C. (2006). Overview and Highlights: HIV/AIDS Nutrition Survey Presented to Asst Commissioner Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
Lewis, C., Wiewel, E. & Fernando, D. (August 24 2009). Prioritizing Populations for HIV Prevention
Planning using a Socio-Epidemiological Approach. Presented at CDC’s National HIV Prevention
Conference: Promoting Synergy between Science and Program Innovation and Action, Atlanta, GA.
Lewis, C. (2011). Enhanced Community Health Care Homes as Structural Interventions for Hi-Risk Urban and Rural Children. American Public Health Association Annual Meeting (October 29 - November 2, 2011), Washington, DC.
Lewis, C. and Grant, R. (June 1-14, 2011). Strategies to Provide Primary Care in an Enhanced Medical Home Model to Underserved Children. Presented at Academy Health, Children's Health Services Research Conference and Annual Research Meeting, Seattle Washington.
Lewis, C. and Taylor, R. (May 27th 2009). Population Prioritization: A Socio-epidemiological Perspective. Presented to the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention Translating Research into Prevention Working group, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, GA.
Lewis, C. (2006). Behavior Change Theories as Applied to HIV Prevention. Presented to the Executive Committee of the NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene Prevention Planning Group.
Lewis, C. (2014) Obedience to Authority Conference Dec 9-11th. Stanley Milgram the Man. Russian-American Psychology Videoconference presenter, Kololmna, Russia .
Griffing, S., Lewis, C., Chu, M. et al. (2006). Exposure to interpersonal violence as a predictor of PTSD symptomatology in domestic violence survivors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 21, 936-954.
Griffing, S., Lewis, C.L., Chu, M., Sage, R.E., Madry, L. & Primm, B.J (2006). The process of coping with domestic violence survivors in adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Journal of Childhood Sexual Abuse. 15, 23-41.
Griffing, S., Lewis, C.L., Chu, M., Sage, R.E., Madry, L. & Primm, B.J. (2002, August). Predictors and correlates of revictimization in abused women. Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Griffing, S., Lewis, C.L., Chu, M., Sage, R.E., Madry, L. & Primm, B.J. (2002, August). Previous experiences of witnessing domestic violence in battered women. Annual Conference of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
Griffing, S., Lewis, C.L., Chu, M., Sage, R.E., Madry, L. & Primm, B.J. (2002, June).
Parental substance abuse and childhood victimization in a sample of battered women. Paper presentation at the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Quebec.
Lewis, C. and Cohen, P. Stressful life events and adolescents. Paper presented at the Psychiatric Epidemiology Training Program Seminar. Columbia University, April 1988.
Lewis, C. et al. (1992). Studying crack abusers: Strategies for recruiting the right tail of an ill-defined population. Journal of Psychoactive Drugs, Vol. 24, (4) Oct-Dec 1992).
Brunswick, A., Lewis, C. & Messeri, P. (1992). Drug use and life stress: Coping model test in an urban African American sample. Journal of Community Psychology, Vol. 20,148-162.
Brunswick, A. Lewis, C., & Messeri, P. (1991). A life span perspective on drug use and affective distress in an African American sample. Journal of Community Psychology, Vol. 19, 123-135.
Johnson, B. Lewis, C. and Golub, A. (1992). Crack onset in the 1980s in New York City. Proceedings of the XIV World Conference of Therapeutic Communities. P. Vamos & P. Corriveau (Eds.) Montreal: The Portage Program for Drug Dependencies.
Magura S, Rosenblum A. Lewis C, Joseph H. (1993). The effectiveness of in-jail methadone maintenance. The Journal of Drug Issues, 23(1):75-99.
Rosenblum, A., Magura, S. & Lewis, C. Social Ties and Drug Injection. American Public Health Association. Annual Meeting, Washington, November 1992.
De Leon, G. Lewis C. (1995). A preliminary evaluation of the Department of Rehabilitation and Correction Therapeutic Community Treatment Program for Substance Abusers (Report to ODADAS) by National Development and Research Institutes.
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