Deb Lewis

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

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 Pennsylvania State Nurses Association Innovation and Ongoing Fund Development committee.

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.

Courses Taught

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

Public Service

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