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Megan A. Lewis

Senior Research Scientist

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

Family Relations in the Genomic Era: Communicating about Intergenerational Transmission of Risk for Disability — Family Relations
Bailey, D.B., Lewis, M.A., Roche, M., & Powell, C.M. (Feb 2014)
Social Ecology of Asthma: Engaging Stakeholders in Integrating Health Behavior Theories and Practice-Based Evidence Through Systems Mapping — Health Education and Behavior
Gillen, E.M., Lich, K.H., Yeatts, K.B., Hernandez, M.L., Smith, T.W., & Lewis, M.A. (Feb 2014)
Reactions to Framing of Cessation Messages: Insights From Dual-Smoker Couples — Nicotine and Tobacco Research
Lipkus, I.M., Ranby, K.W., Lewis, M.A., & Toll, B. (Dec 2013)
Differences in Effectiveness of the Active Living Every Day Program for Older Adults With Arthritis — Journal of Aging and Physical Activity
Sperber, N.R., Allen, K.D., DeVellis, B.M., DeVellis, R.F., Lewis, M.A., & Callahan, L.F. (Oct 2013)
Implementing an SMS-Based Intervention for Persons Living With Human Immunodeficiency Virus — Journal of Public Health Management and Practice
Harris, J.L., Furberg, R., Martin, N., Kuhns, L., Lewis, M.A., Coomes, C., & Uhrig, J.D. (Mar 2013)
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