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Megan A. Lewis

Program Director, Patient & Family Engagement Research

Megan A. Lewis, PhD, has more than 20 years of experience in both quantitative and qualitative research, specializing in applied social science and health behavior research as well as comprehensive program evaluations. She has unique expertise in health-related interpersonal communication focusing on health promotion and disease management and the use of health behavior theory in guiding research and intervention development. Dr. Lewis is experienced in multiple quantitative methods, including short-term and longitudinal observational studies, experiments, and experience sampling methods as well as qualitative methods such as semi-structured interviewing techniques and focus group moderation. She has worked on public health subjects such as physical activity, nutrition, cancer prevention, HIV, Type 1 and 2 diabetes, arthritis and chronic disease management. Dr. Lewis publishes in leading health, social, and psychological journals, and her work has been funded by multiple NIH institutes, including the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases.


PhD, Social Ecology, University of California at Irvine; MA, Social Ecology, University of California at Irvine; BA, Psychology, University of California at Santa Barbara.

Latest Publications

Lewis, M.A., Bann, C.M., Karns, S.A., Hobbs, C.L., Holt, S., Brenner, J., Fleming, N., Johnson, P., Langwell, K., Peek, M.E., Burton, J.A., Hoerger, T.J., Clark, N.M., & Kamerow, D.B. (2014). Cross-site evaluation of the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes: Clinical and patient-reported outcomes. Health Promotion Practice, 15 (2 Suppl):92S-102S.
Lewis, M.A., Williams, P.A., Fitzgerald, T.M., Heminger, C.L., Hobbs, C.L., Moultrie, R.R., Taylor, O.M., Holt, S., Karns, S.A., Burton, J.A., et al. (2014). Improving the implementation of diabetes self-management: Findings from the Alliance to Reduce Disparities in Diabetes. Health Promotion Practice, 15 (2):83S-91S.
Kane, H., Lewis, M.A., Williams, P.A., & Kahwati, L.C. (2014). Using qualitative comparative analysis to understand and quantify translation and implementation. Transl Behav Med, 4 (2):201-208.
Sperber, N., Hall, K.S., Allen, K., DeVellis, B.M., Lewis, M., & Callahan, L.F. (2014). The Role of Symptoms and Self-Efficacy in Predicting Physical Activity Change Among Older Adults With Arthritis. Journal of Physical Activity & Health, 11 (3):528-535.
Bailey, D.B., Lewis, M.A., Roche, M., & Powell, C.M. (2014). Family Relations in the Genomic Era: Communicating about Intergenerational Transmission of Risk for Disability. Family Relations, 63 (1):85-100.
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