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Terri Lewis
Terri Lewis, PhD
Faculty Research Specialist - School of Psychology
Birmingham, AL

PhD, Bowling Green State University, 1999
BS, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1991

Scholarly & Professional Interests:

  • Child Maltreatment
  • Youth Violence
  • Adolescent Substance Use
  • Adolescent Pregnancy
  • Early Sexual Initiation
  • ADHD
  • Witnessed Violence
  • Violence Exposure

Professional Memberships:

  • American Public Health Association


  • Leeb, R.T., Lewis, T., & Zolotor, A.J. (2011). A review of physical and mental health consequences of child abuse and neglect and implications for practice. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine 5(5), 454-468. Doi: 10.1177/1559827611410266.
  • Lewis, T., Kotch, J., Wiley, T., Litrownik, A.J., English, D., et al. (2011). Internalizing Problems: A Potential Pathway from Child Maltreatment to Adolescent Smoking. Journal of Adolescent Health, 48, 247-252.
  • Oberlander, S.E., Wang, Y., Thompson, R., Lewis, T., Proctor, L.J., Isbell, P., English, D.E., Dubowitz, H., Litrownik, A.J., & Black, M.M. (2011). Childhood maltreatment, emotional distress, and early adolescent sexual intercourse: Multi-informant perspectives on parental monitoring. Journal of Family Psychology, 6, 885-894.
  • Jones, D.J., Runyan, D., Lewis, T., Litrownik, A., Black, M., Wiley, T., English, D., Proctor, L., Jones, B.L., & Nagin, D. (2010). Violence Exposure Trajectories among High Risk Youth and their Association with Two Subsequent HIV/AIDS Risk Behaviors. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 39(5), 667-680.
  • Lewis, T., Kotch, J., Thompson, R., Litrownik, A.J., English, D.J., Proctor L.J., Runyan, D.K., & Dubowitz, H. (2010). Witnessed Violence and Youth Behavior Problems: A Multi-Informant Study. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 80, 443-450.
  • Yonas, M.A., Lewis, T., Hussey, J., Thompson, R., Newton, R., et al. (2010). Perceptions of neighborhood collective efficacy moderate the impact of maltreatment on aggression. Child Maltreatment, 15, 37-47.
  • Black, M.M., Oberlander, S.E., Lewis, T.L., Knight, E.D., Zolotor, A., et al. (2009). A prospective investigation of sexual intercourse among adolescents maltreated prior to age 12. Pediatrics, 124, 941-949.
  • English, D.J., Graham, J.C., Newton, R.R., Lewis, T.L., Thompson. R., et al. (2009). At-risk and maltreated children exposed to intimate partner aggression/violence: What the conflict looks like and its relationship to child outcomes. Child Maltreatment, 14, 157-171.
  • Kotch, J.B., Lewis, T., Hussey, J.M., English, D., Thompson, R., et al. (2008).The Importance of Early Neglect for Childhood Aggression. Pediatrics, 121, 725-731.
  • DiLillo, D., Lewis, T., Di Loreto, A. (2007). Child maltreatment history and subsequent romantic relationships: Exploring a psychological route to dyadic difficulties. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment, and Trauma, 15, 19-36.
  • Lewis, T., Leeb, R., Kotch, J., Smith, J., Thompson, R., Palaez-Merrick, M., Black, M., Briggs, E., & Coyne-Beasely, T. (2007). Maltreatment history and weapon carrying among early adolescents. Child Maltreatment, 12, 259-268.
  • Thompson, R., Proctor, L., Wiesbart, C., Lewis, T., English, D. Hussey, J., & Runyan, D. (2007). Children’s self-reports about violence exposure: An examination of the Things I’ve Seen and Heard Scale. American Journal of Orthopsychiatry, 77, 454-466.
  • Damashek, A., Williams, N., Sher, K., Peterson, L., Lewis, T., & Schweinle, W. (2005). Risk for minor childhood injury: An investigation of parent and child factors. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 30, 469-480.
  • Dubowitz, H., Newton, R.R., Litrownik, A.J., Briggs, E.C., Lewis, T., Thompson, R., English, D., Lee, L., Feerick, M.M. (2005). Examination of a Conceptual Model of Child Neglect. Child Maltreatment, 10, 173-189.
  • Lewis, T., DiLillo, D., & Peterson, L. (2004). Parental beliefs regarding the developmental benefits of childhood injuries. American Journal of Health Behavior, 28, S61-S68.
  • Mahoney, A., Donnelly, W.O., Boxer, P., & Lewis, T. (2003). Marital and severe parent-to-adolescent physical aggression in clinic-referred families: Co-occurrence and links to child externalizing behavior problems. Journal of Family Psychology, 17, 3-19.
  • Mahoney, A., Donnelly, W.O., Lewis, T., & Maynard, C. (2000) Mothers' and fathers' self-reports of corporal punishment and severe physical aggression toward clinic-referred youth. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 29, 266-281.


  • Lewis, T.L., Schwebel, D.C., Elliott, M.N., Visser, S., Toomey, S.L., McLaughlin, K.A., et al. (2011, October). The association between youth violence exposure and ADHD symptoms. 139th Annual Meeting and Exposition of the American Public Health Association.
  • Thompson, R., Runyan, D., Smith, J., & Lewis, T. (2010, September). The relationship between child maltreatment and treatment needs: The issue of gender and suicide risk. XVIIIth ISPCAN International Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. Honalulu, HI, USA.
  • Lewis, T.L., Thompson, R., Kotch, J. et al. (2010, July). Disagreement between caregivers and youth about witnessed violence: The predictors and consequences. Sixth International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference.
  • Lewis, T.L., Kotch, J., Black, M., et al. (2010, July).The effect of social capital and caregiver social support on aggression and delinquency in maltreated adolescents. Sixth International Family Violence and Child Victimization Research Conference.
  • Black, M., Oberlander, S., Wang, Y., Lewis, T., Knight, E.D., Zolotor, A., et al. (2010, May). Adolescent Pregnancy Among Maltreated Youth: A Prospective Investigation Among Males and females. Pediatric Academic Society Annual Meeting, Vancouver, May 2010.
  • Proctor, L.J., Aarons, G.A., Dubowitz, H., English, D., Hussey, J., Lewis, T.L., et al. (2009, April). Trajectories of maltreatment following early onset: Heterogeneity in risk and subsequent abuse and neglect. 2009 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Denver, CO.
  • Jones, D.J., Runyan, D., & Lewis, T. (2009, April). Trajectories of violence exposure and risky behaviors among high-risk adolescents. 2009 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Denver, CO.
  • Lewis, T., Yonas, M., Hussey, J., Thompson, R., Newton, R., English, D., & Dubowitz, H. (2008, September). Protective neighborhood effects on preventing externalizing behaviors in maltreated youth. XVIIth ISPCAN International Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect. Hong Kong, S.A.R., China.
  • Lewis, T., Leeb, R. T., Kotch, J. B., Briggs, E. C., Smith, J. B., & Coyne-Beasely, T. (2003, February). Don’t Shoot! An examination of young adolescents who report perceived need for and use of a weapon. Paper presented at the 17th Annual San Diego Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment, San Diego, CA.

Professional Experience:

  • Faculty Research Specialist, School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University.
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