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10/28/2013

Dr. Lisa Lewis Receives Award as Emerging Woman Leader

Lisa M. Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor of Nursing has been named a 2013 recipient of The Forum Award for Emerging Women Leaders.

​Lisa M. Lewis, PhD, RN, FAAN, Associate Professor of Nursing has been named a 2013 recipient of The Forum Award for Emerging Women Leaders. 

Dr. Lewis was honored for her work focusing on reducing racial disparities in blood pressure control among underserved African Americans who are living with high blood pressure. Dr. Lewis' program of research focuses on reducing the racial in blood pressure control. Using disparities mostly community-based research methods, she studies determinants of medication adherence in Blacks living with high blood pressure with an emphasis on psychosocial factors such as self-efficacy, social support, depression, spirituality, and perceived discrimination.

Founded in 1977, The Forum of Executive Women is a woman's organization with a network of more than 400 influential women leaders in the Philadelphia region. The Forum actively works to expand the impact of women leaders as part of its mission.