Amy B. Lewin
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.
B.A. Duke University, Durham, NC, Psychology, 1989
Psy.D. Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, Clinical Psychology, 1995
NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC, 1997-1999
- FMSC 332 - Children in Families
- FMSC 660 - Program Planning and Evaluation in Family Science
- Recipient, Rutgers University Board of Trustees Fellowship
- Recipient, Cyril M. Franks Award for Excellence in Research
- Peer reviewer for scholarly journals in pediatrics and psychology
- Member of the DC Collaborative for Mental Health in Pediatric Primary Care
Hodgkinson, S., Godoy, L., Beers, L., & Lewin, A. (in press). Improving mental health access for low-income children and families in the primary care setting. Pediatrics.
Quinn, D., Mitchell, S.J., & Lewin, A. (in press). The role of teen mothers’ support relationships in maintenance of contraceptive use. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology.
Lewin, A., Mitchell, S.J., Beers, L., Schmitz, K., & Boudreaux, M. (2016). Improved contraceptive use among teen mothers in a patient-centered medical home. Journal of Adolescent Health, 59, 171-176.
Lewin, A., Hodgkinson, S., Waters, D.M., Prempeh, H.A., Beers, L.S., & Feinberg, M.E. (2015). Strengthening positive coparenting in teen parents: A cultural adaptation of an evidence-based intervention. Journal of Primary Prevention, 36(2).
Lewin, A., Mitchell, S.J., Waters, D., Hodgkinson, S., Southammakosane, C., & Gilmore, J. (2015). The Protective Effects of Father Involvement for Infants of Teen Mothers with Depressive Symptoms. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 19(5), 1016-1023.
Lewin, A., Mitchell, S.J., Hodgkinson, S., Beers, L.S., & Gilmore, J. (2014). Pregnancy Intentions Among Expectant Adolescent Couples. Journal of Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, 27, 172-176.
Hodgkinson, S., Beers, L.S., Southammakosane, C., & Lewin, A. (2014). Addressing the needs of pregnant and parenting adolescent mothers. Pediatrics, 133, 114-122.
Lewin, A., Mitchell, S.J., & Ronzio, C.R. (2013). Developmental differences in parenting behavior: Comparing adolescent, emerging adult, and adult mothers. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 59(1), 23-49.
Lewin, A., Mitchell, S.J., Beers, L.S., Feinberg, M.E., & Minkovitz, C.S. (2012). Coparenting in teen mothers and their children’s fathers: Evidence from the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study – Birth Cohort. Academic Pediatrics, 12(5) 539-545.
Huang, Z.J., Lewin, A., Mitchell, S.J., & Zhang, J. (2012). Variations in the relationship between maternal depression, maternal sensitivity, and child attachment by race/ethnicity and nativity: Findings from a nationally representative cohort study. Maternal and Child Health Journal, 16(1), 40-50.
Lewin, A., Mitchell, S.J., Hodgkinson, S., Burrell, L., Beers, L.S. & Duggan, A. (2011). Parental nurturance and the mental health and parenting of urban African American adolescent mothers. Journal of Family Social Work, 14(4), 311-325.
Lewin, A., Mitchell, S.J., Burrell, L., Beers, L.S. & Duggan, A. (2011). Patterns and predictors of involvement among fathers of children born to adolescent mothers. Journal of Family Social Work, 14(4), 335-353.
Lewin, A., Mitchell, S.J., Rasmussen, A., Sanders-Phillips, K., & Joseph, J.G. (2011). Do human and social capital protect young African American mothers from depression associated with ethnic discrimination and violence exposure? Journal of Black Psychology, 37(3), 286-310.
Mitchell, S.J., Lewin, A., Rasmussen, A., Horn, I.B., & Joseph, J.G. (2011). Maternal distress explains the relationship of young African American mothers’ violence exposure with their preschoolers’ behavior. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 26(3), 580-603.
Mitchell, S.J., Lewin, A., Horn, I.B., Valentine, D., Sanders-Phillips, K., & Joseph, J.G. (2010). How does violence exposure affect the psychological health and parenting of young African American mothers? Social Science & Medicine, 70, 526-533.
Mitchell, S.J., Lewin, A., & Joseph, J. G. (2009). Exploring gender differences in the association between young African American mothers’ reports of preschoolers’ violence exposure and problem behavior. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 38(4), 576-581.
Mitchell, S. J., Lewin, A., Horn, I. B., Rasmussen, A., Sanders-Phillips, K., Valentine, D., & Joseph, J. G. (2009). Violence exposure and the association between young African American mothers’ harsh discipline and child problem behavior. Academic Pediatrics, 9(3), 157-163.
Horn, I.B., Lewin, A., Turner-Musa, J., Edwards, M.C., and Joseph, J.G. (2006). The use of AAP-recommended disciplinary practice guidelines among African American caregivers of children in Head Start programs. Public Health Reports, 121, 324-30.
Razzino, B., New, M., Lewin, A., & Joseph, J. (2004). Head Start parents' need and utilization of mental health services. Psychiatric Services, 55, 583-586.
New, M. Razzino, B., Lewin, A., Schlumpf, K, and Joseph, J.G. (2002). Mental health service use in a community Head Start population. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 156, 721-727.