PhD, Social Work, Washington University in St. Louis
Cohort Five Fellow

Academic Mentor
Patricia Kohl
Associate Professor, Washington University in St. Louis George Warren Brown School of Social Work

Policy Mentor
Halbert Sullivan
Chief Executive Officer, Fathers' Support Center

Current Institutional Affiliation
University of Maryland: Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise

Evidence-Based/Evidence-Informed Programs, Fathers, Mental Health and Well-Being


Dr. Ericka Lewis is an Assistant Professor at University of Maryland. Dr. Lewis received her PhD from the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis where she was a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Predoctoral Fellow. Dr. Lewis’s research interests include child neglect, mental health, prevention research, and implementation science. Dr. Lewis worked as a research assistant on three federally funded studies at Washington University in St. Louis's Center for Violence and Injury Prevention, as well as the Dissemination and Implementation Research Core. Prior to her doctoral studies, she was a senior training specialist at the National SafeCare Training and Research Center (NSTRC), where her work focused on the implementation of an evidence-based parenting intervention to prevent child maltreatment. Dr. Lewis holds a B.A. in Psychology from West Georgia University and a M.S.W. from Georgia State University.