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Lisa Lewis, PhD, Named a Fellow of the American Heart Association

Election as a Fellow in the AHA recognizes scientific and professional accomplishments, as well as volunteer leadership and service.

Lewis is an Associate Professor of Nursing in the Department of Family & Community Health, a Calvin Bland Fellow, and Penn Nursing’s Assistant Dean for Diversity and Inclusivity.  She devotes her scholarship, practice and advocacy to issues affecting the health and well-being of vulnerable individuals.

In her work, Lewis identified the importance of psychosocial, socio-cultural, and clinical factors such as social networks, depression, spirituality, and perceived discrimination on hypertension treatment adherence. Her most recent work explores perceptions of masculinity in the behavioral management of hypertension among Black men, with an emphasis on development and testing of mobile health interventions to improve their blood pressure management.

Lewis was inducted into the AHA during a ceremony at the organizations most recent scientific session in Chicago.