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Megan Lewis, PhD

Credentials

Senior Research Scientist,
Health Communication Program,
RTI International

Biography

Megan A. Lewis, PhD, is a senior research scientist in the Health Communication Program at RTI International, and holds an adjunct faculty appointment in the Department of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her work focuses on health communication interventions and tools to support individuals and families manage chronic illness and change health behavior. She has unique expertise in health-related interpersonal communication focusing on health promotion and disease management and the use of health behavior theory in guiding research and intervention development. She has worked on public health issues such as physical activity, nutrition, cancer prevention, HIV, Type 1 and 2 diabetes, chronic disease management. Her work has been supported multiple NIH institutes, including the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases, among others.