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Tené T.  Lewis


Faculty, Epidemiology

Tené T. Lewis’ primary area of research is in the area of health psychology/psychosocial epidemiology, with an emphasis on cardiovascular health in women.  She has a particular interest in understanding how psychological and social factors contribute to the disproportionately high rates of cardiovascular disease morbidity and mortality observed in African-American women compared to women of other racial/ethnic groups.  Dr. Lewis has two primary projects: one focused on psychosocial stress, resilience, and ambulatory blood pressure in healthy African-American women, and the other focused on psychosocial stress, inflammation and atherosclerosis in African-American women with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus.  Dr. Lewis’ scientific work has received honors from the American Psychosomatic Society and the Health Psychology Division of the American Psychological Association and has been featured in the Washington Post, USA Today, Essence Magazine, JET magazine and on National Public Radio (NPR).

Contact Information

1518 Clifton Road, CNR 3027 ,

Atlanta , GA 30322


Fax: 404-727-8737


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Areas of Interest

  • Cardiovascular Diseases
  • Mental Health
  • Social Determinants of Health
  • Social Epidemiology
  • Women’s Health


  • B.A. 1996, University of Michigan,Ann Arbor
  • M.A. 1998, University of California, Los Angeles
  • Ph.D. 2003, University of California, Los Angeles

Courses Taught

  • EPI 798R: Pre-candidacy Research
  • EPI 589: Psychosocial Epidemiology