MPRC Seminar Series: Amy Lewin, University of Maryland
Title of Talk
"Evaluating an Innovative Model of Primary Care for Teen Parent Families."
Dr. Lewin is an Assistant Professor in Family Science, in the School of Public Health at the University of Maryland, College Park. Prior to coming to the University of Maryland in 2014, she was on the faculty of Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. A clinical psychologist by training, Dr. Lewin has worked to develop and rigorously evaluate primary care and school-based interventions for teen parents and their children. She has led numerous research studies on teen pregnancy and parenting, the intergenerational transmission of violence, and coparenting and father involvement. She is currently the Principal Investigator of a study evaluating a comprehensive primary care intervention for teen parents and their children. She has contributed her expertise on program evaluation in work with community partners including DC Public Schools, the Survivors’ Fund (the fund established to support survivors of the 9/11 attack on the Pentagon), and the DC Collaborative for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care. Dr. Lewin’s research interests include teen pregnancy and parenting; non-resident father involvement and coparenting; integration of mental health intervention into primary care; community engagement in intervention research, and addressing social, cultural, and familial determinants of health and health disparities.
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