Jessica Beth Lewis MFT
Deputy Director, Connecticut Women's Health Project
Departments & Organizations
Role at Yale
Jessica Lewis is the Deputy Director of the Connecticut Women’s Health Project at Yale School of Public Health. She has directed research projects on women’s reproductive health at Yale for nearly 20 years. She has served as the Project Director for several randomized controlled trials and dissemination studies of group prenatal care. Her research investigates the interplay of complex biomedical, behavioral, social and psychological factors that influence individual and family health. She uses this lens to examine challenges faced by those often marginalized by the health care system and by society. Ms. Lewis has expertise in running large, scientifically rigorous clinical trials in a community setting with methodological rigor and cultural sensitivity. She currently serves as the Project Director for "Expect With Me," a new model of group prenatal care that incorporates a strong IT infrastructure and a series of behavioral interventions to improve maternal and child health outcomes and long term family health. She is enrolled in a doctoral program in Social Welfare at the City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate Center. Her dissertation work focuses on intimate partner violence and sexual risk among pregnant and parenting adolescent couples.