Associate Professor of Nursing
Calvin Bland Fellow
Associate Dean for Equity and Inclusion

About 45% of Blacks in America have hypertension, one of the main contributors to health disparities. Lisa Lewis is committed to identifying the challenges to medication adherence that hypertensive Blacks face and developing tailored interventions to help them better manage their hypertension.

Her current research, conducted under an NIH grant, focuses on medication adherence in Black men, who are more likely than Black women and white people to die from cardiovascular disease.

My research is a way of advocating and providing a voice for hypertensive blacks, who are dying at more than double the rate of their white counterparts.”


  • PhD , University of Missouri‐Columbia, 2002
  • MA, New York University, 1998
  • BSN, Syracuse University, 1991