Jessica Lewis, MFT, MPhil, LMFT

Deputy Director, Pregnancy Research; Project Director, Expect With Me

Departments & Organizations

School of Public Health: Connecticut Women's Health Project


Jessica Lewis is the Deputy Director of Pregnancy Research at Yale School of Public Health and Project Director for Expect With Me. She has directed research projects on women’s reproductive health at Yale for more than 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. Additionally, she has expertise in the clinical implementation of group prenatal care models. 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 a Doctoral Candidate 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.

Education & Training

MPhil Graduate Center, City University of New York, Social Welfare (2016)
MA Southern CT State University, Marriage and Family Therapy (2004)

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Jessica Lewis, MFT, MPhil, LMFT
Office Location
135 College Street, Ste Suite 200, Room 229
New Haven, CT 06510
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