Judy Lewis is founding member of the Women and Health Together for the Future (WHTF) and has served on the Management Committee. She is co-editor of the 3rd Edition of the Women and Health Learning Package.
Prof. Lewis is a public health sociologist who has been on the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Connecticut Health Center for over 40 years. She is currently Professor Emeritus of Community Medicine and Pediatrics. Prof. Lewis developed many innovative elements of the medical and public health curricula incorporating patient and community perspectives in clinical education, cross cultural skills, GLBT, women’s and global health. She served as a founding member and president of the Global Health Education Consortium, the chair of the APHA MCH Section International Health Committee, and founding chair of the Women, Children and Adolescent Task Force of the World Federation of Public Health Associations.
Prof. Lewis has collaborated with her colleague, Dr. Bette Gebrian, to improve community health in rural Haiti. Most recently a major focus of work in Haiti has been breast cancer. She authored, “The Health of Women/Mothers and Children,” in the text Understanding Global Medicine and Health, as well several articles about maternal newborn and child health in Haiti, Ecuador and Sri Lanka. She has worked in over 40 countries conducting research, program evaluations and training. Prof. Lewis has served in many leadership positions in global and local health. In 2018 she received the Carl E. Taylor Lifetime Achievement Award from the International Health Section of the American Public Health Association, honoring the visionaries and leaders who have shaped the direction of international health.