Research at a glance
Dr. Lewis investigates how systems of power and oppression impact the mental health and help-seeking behaviors of Black youth and emerging adults.
- Assistant Professor
- Department of Public Health – School of Health Professions
- Department of Women’s and Gender Studies – College of Arts & Science
- Ph.D. – University of South Carolina, Public Health – Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, 2018
- M.S.P.H. – University of South Carolina, Public Health – Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, 2014
- B.S. – Converse College, Biology, 2011
- Social Determinants of Health – Race and Racism
- Critical Race Theory
- Mental Health
- P HLTH 2200 – 01: Introduction to Public Health and Health Promotion
- WGST 4610: Race, Ethnicity, and Health: An Intersectional Examination of Health Inequalities
- Lewis, K.R., Kulkarni, S., Adams, S.A., Brandt, H.M., Lead, J.R., Ureda, J.R., Fedrick, D., Mathews, C., & Friedman, D.B. (In press). “For lack of knowledge, our people will perish”: Using focus group methodology to explore African American communities’ perceptions of breast cancer and the environment. Environment International.
- Lewis, K.R. Robillard, A.G., Billings, D. & White, K. (2018). Differential Perceptions of a Hypothetical Sexual Assault Survivor Based on Race and Ethnicity: Exploring Victim Responsibility, Trauma, and Social Support. Journal of American College Health