Dr. 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 Ph.D. in Nursing from Walden University.
Dr. Lewis has been active in nursing education since 1985. She currently serves as a core faculty in the 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. In 2018 Dr. Lewis was awarded the Walden University Presidential Award for Faculty Excellence.
Professionally, Dr. Lewis is a member of Sigma Theta Tau, the American Medical Informatics Association, and the Pennsylvania State Nursing Association. She serves on the AMIA Advancing Health Equity and Antiracism in Healthcare Subcommittee and the PSNA Cabinet on Professional Nursing Practice.
Dr. Lewis has worked as a consumer health informatics researcher and mentored graduate students and junior faculty colleagues. She has publications and presentations on consumer and community health informatics-related research projects. Dr. Lewis and several colleagues received and completed a Walden University 2021 Riedel Research Grant—The Experience of Walden Multilingual Doctoral Students. The results were presented at a national meeting, and the publication is pending review. The research continues with the next phase focused on faculty experiences supporting Multilingual Doctoral Students.
NURS 8210 - Transforming Nursing and Healthcare Through Technology
NURS 8701 - DNP Project Completion
NURS 9000 - Dissertation
PhD, Walden University
EdD, West Virginia University
MSN, West Virginia University
MPH, University of Pittsburgh
Mario Lemieux Foundation, Volunteer - 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