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Allison L. Lewis

Executive Director

Allison Lewis is Executive Director of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research where she provides leadership and direction to achieve the mission of increasing the inclusion of core clinical prevention and population health in health professions education and increasing interprofessional learning. Ms. Lewis oversees implementation and evaluation of all programs and services; directs the organization’s education and advocacy efforts; oversees the planning and convening of the annual Teaching Prevention meeting; and develops and maintains relationships with many like-minded organizations that include a wide variety of medical societies, health professions, and non-governmental public health organizations.  

Ms. Lewis represents the organization on groups such as the Healthy People Curriculum Task Force, the CDC Advisory Committee on Integrating Immunization into Undergraduate Nursing, and the CDC Academic Partnerships to Improve Health. Ms. Lewis serves as the Assistant Treasurer on the American Journal of Preventive Medicine governing board and is the Principal Investigator on several grants with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. 

Ms. Lewis has over 25 years' experience in non-profit health organizations overseeing research and education programs focused on strengthening public health and prevention services. Prior to her appointment as Executive Director in 2006, Ms. Lewis oversaw the membership and marketing initiatives of the association, directing national public health programs to support faculty carrying out research and educational projects. She also was responsible for the communications, public relations and governance of the association. 

Prior to coming to APTR in 1999, Ms. Lewis oversaw campaigns at the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America to educate children about their disease and oversaw programs at the American Institute for Cancer Research aimed at educating the public and health professionals about the scientific link between nutrition and cancer prevention.

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