The University of Alabama at Birmingham
School of Public Health
Nutrition Obesity Research Center
Phone: (205) 975-8694
Fax: (205) 934-8665
Dr. Lewis has been a postdoctoral trainee at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) since December 2012. He received his bachelor of science, master of arts, master of business administration, and doctor of philosophy from The University of Alabama. While earning his graduate degrees, Dr. Lewis worked as a graduate assistant and adjunct instructor for the Departments of Health Science and Academic Success. His educational areas of focus were health promotion and business intelligence. Dr. Lewis’ doctoral dissertation focused on body image among African American collegiate athletes with emphasis on its association with exercise dependence, orthorexia nervosa, and other eating disorders.
Dr. Lewis’ primary areas of research focus are socioeconomic health disparities, cardiometabolic risk among African American males, and body composition. This has led to projects where Dr. Lewis and other NORC colleagues have investigated weight underestimation, socioeconomic status, body composition (5R01HL107916), and other prospective randomized analyses (NCT02048774). Dr. Lewis also serves as the journal club coordinator of UAB’s Vascular Biology and Hypertension Training Program.
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Acknowledgement and Disclaimer
The trainee's projects are supported by Grant Number T32HL007457 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health.
Years: Dec. 2012 - 2014
Mentor(s): David B. Allison, PhD