Dr. Joy Lewis initially joined ATSU-SOMA as adjunct faculty and, after working for two years on curriculum development, joined full-time working for the Departments of Public Health and Family and Community Medicine in 2011. She conducts community-based applied research including the social determinants of health, health literacy, patient safety, and preventive medicine. Dr. Lewis is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine. Following residency training, she became a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at UCLA. She followed this fellowship with the receipt of a National Research Service Award, a UCLA STAR Fellowship, and a PhD in health services from the UCLA School of Public Health. Dr. Lewis is also certified by McMaster University to teach evidence-based clinical practice.