Deb Lewis

Core Faculty
College of Nursing
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Deborah Lewis received her MSN and EdD from West Virginia University. She later completed an MPH and post-doctoral research fellowship in Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh and her PhD in Nursing from Walden University.

Dr Lewis currently serves as a core faculty in nursing doctoral program at Walden University. Dr. Lewis has taught nursing and informatics courses at all levels and at several different Universities. She has also taught and coordinated healthcare informatics academic programs. Professionally, Dr. Lewis has worked as a researcher in the area of consumer health informatics and has mentored graduate students and junior faculty colleagues. She has a number of publications and presentations on consumer and community health informatics related research projects.

Courses Taught

NURS 8110 - Theoretical and Scientific Foundations for Nursing

NURS 8210 - Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology

NURS 8700 - DNP Project Mentoring

NURS 8701 - DNP Project Mentoring


EdD, West Virginia University

MSN, West Virginia University

MPH, University of Pittsburgh

Awards / Honors

Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence, Walden University, 2018

Faculty Excellence Award, Walden University, 2018


Fink, L., Lewis, D. (2017). Exercise as a Treatment for Fibromyalgia: A Scoping Review. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners

Lewis, D. (1999). Computer-based Approaches to Patient Education: A Review of the Literature. Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association

Lewis, D., Eysenbach, G., Kukafka, R., Stavri, P., Jimison, H. (2005). Consumer Health Informatics.


Irelend, J., Edwards, A., Lewis, D. (2011). Downtime and Communication Procedures: Evaluating, redesigning, and implementing new procedures within a multi-facility acute care organization. University of Maryland School of Nursing

Wald, J., Ruland, C., Starren, J., Lewis, D., Cohen, E. (2007). Patient Portals to Support Communication and Information Sharing between Patients and Care Providers.

Lewis, D., Brennan, P., Ruland, C., Seik, K. (2007). Personal Health Records: Research Agenda. American Medical Informatics Association