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Amy B. Lewin

Associate Professor, Family Science

Dr. Lewin is an Associate 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 at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. A clinical psychologist by training, Dr. Lewin works to develop and evaluate community-based interventions. Her goal is to strengthen the health and well-being of marginalized youth and families who face significant disparities in health and education. The primary focus of her research is on the reproductive health and mental health of adolescents.

Dr. Lewin’s research interests include community-based participatory research, teen pregnancy, parenting and co-parenting; integration of mental health care into youth-serving organizations, resilience in Latino immigrant youth and families, community-engaged program evaluation and the development of interventions to address social, cultural, and familial determinants of health and health disparities. 


SPH | Room 1142K

(301) 405-3581


Areas of Interest

Core Faculty

Community-engaged research; Program evaluation; Adolescent mental health; Adolescent sexual and reproductive health; Immigrant youth and families

BA, Psychology, 1989

Duke University, Durham, NC

Psy.D., Clinical Psychology, 1995

Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ, Clinical Psychology, 1995

NIMH Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 1997-1999

Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, D.C.


FMSC332 Children in Families

FMSC660 Program Planning and Evaluation in Family Science

University of Maryland Graduate Mentor of the Year, 2019              

Honoree, Maryland Research Excellence Celebration, 2019      

UMD School of Public Health Leda Amick Wilson Mentoring Award, 2018    

Delta Omega Public Health Honor Society, 2018      

Associate Editor, Journal of Adolescent Research, 2017-present  

Named a Research Leader at the University of Maryland, 2016                

Rutgers University Cyril M. Franks Award for Excellence in Research, 1995              
Rutgers University Board of Trustees Fellowship, 1989-1992      

Lewin, A., Mitchell, S. J., Quinn, D. A., Street, T. M., Schmitz, K., & Beers, L. S. (2019). A primary care intervention to prevent repeat pregnancy among teen mothers. American Journal of Preventive Medicine, 56(3), 404-410. 

Quinn, D. A. & Lewin, A. (2019). Family factors associated with emerging adults’ human papillomavirus vaccine behavior. Journal of American College Health, 1-8. 

Quinn, D. A. & Lewin, A. (2019). Family religiosity, parental monitoring, and emerging adults’ sexual behavior. Religions 10(2), 114.

Assini-Meytin, L., Mitchell, S. J., & Lewin, A. (2018). Support relationships and teen mothers’ school retention at one year postpartum. Journal of Community Psychology, 46(6), 734-746. 

Hodgkinson, S., Godoy, L., Beers, L., & Lewin, A. (2017). Improving mental health access for low-income children and families in the primary care setting. Pediatrics 139(1), e20151175. .