Assistant Professor, Environmental Health Sciences; Assistant Research Scientist, Health Behavior and Health Education; University of Michigan Medical School; Assistant Professor, Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases
Dr. Toby Lewis is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Health Science at the University of Michigan School of Public Health as well as an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Communicable Disease at the University of Michigan Medical School. She received her M.D. from Cornell University and her M.P.H. from the University of Washington. Dr. Lewis is an academic pediatric pulmonologist with research training in epidemiology. Her research focuses on factors that contribute to the development and persistence of asthma and asthma health disparities in childhood. She is a key member of Community Action Against Asthma (CAAA), a community-based participatory research partnership focused on ambient, indoor, and social environmental factors influencing asthmatic children from low-income, minority ethnicity families, living in Detroit. CAAA develops research and interventions to reduce the impact of hazards in the environment on child health.
Research Areas: Environmental HealthEnvironmental JusticeAsthmaCommunity-Based Participatory ResearchAir Quality & PollutionRace & EthnicityHealth DisparitiesAdolescent & Child DevelopmentAdolescent Health