College of Health Sciences
Dr. Kristi Lewis has taught for Walden University for over ten years. Courses taught include Epidemiology, Research Methods, SPSS Revealed, Applied Project and Program Planning. She also teaches full-time at a mid-size university in Virginia. Dr. Lewis has over 19 years of public health experience.
Dr. Lewis grew up in Prince George County, Virginia and graduated from Prince George High School. She attended Virginia Commonwealth University on a full academic scholarship and completed a B.S. in Biology in 1996. In 1998, she completed her Master of Public Health (MPH) degree from the Medical College of Virginia, Virginia Commonwealth University. After completing her MPH, she pursued a doctorate in Research and Evaluation at Virginia Commonwealth University, which she completed in May 2004. Dr. Lewis is currently pursuing a Master of Education in College Student Personnel Administration at James Madison University.
Dr. Lewis served as Chair of the Healthy Community Council from 2007-2014. In this role, she worked with a number of community members to oversee the community needs assessment on quality of life. Prior to teaching, Dr. Lewis worked at the Virginia Department of Health as a District Epidemiologist assigned to the Crater Health District. In this position, she investigated community outbreaks and assisted with emergency planning related to bioterrorism. Other work experience includes serving as an Education Coordinator for a lead poisoning prevention program, an Epidemiology Specialist for the Division of Immunizations at the Virginia Department of Health and a Clinical Research Associate for the Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University.