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Allen N. Lewis, Jr., PhD, CRC, is currently Dean and Professor of the School of Health Professions at the State University of New York Downstate Health Sciences University in Brooklyn, NY, where he has been in this role for the past 7.5+ years.  He has 40 years of experience in the workforce as a clinician, administrator and educator.

During the first phase of his career (15 years), he worked in public mental health, substance abuse services and cancer epidemiology as a clinician and administrator with notable positions such as Chief of Staff/Executive Assistant for the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health – the second largest state agency in Virginia as well as Statewide Program Evaluation Manager, and Director of the Virginia State Cancer Registry in the Virginia Department of Health.

His second career phase as an academic (25 years), spans employment at five institutions (Virginia Commonwealth University, University of Pittsburgh, Gallaudet University, James Madison University, and SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University).  He has been a division director in a university-based survey and evaluation research laboratory as well as chair of two academic departments, and is currently a dean.  He has 25+ years of administrative/management/leadership experience.  He is currently a nationally certified rehabilitation counselor and is the former editor of the Journal of Applied Rehabilitation Counseling.  His research focuses on disability disparities and measuring outcomes of disability services.  Dr. Lewis has published extensively (75+ refereed journal articles and book chapters, plus a book as well as a host of abstracts, encyclopedia entries, a monograph, and formal technical reports).  He has conducted 150+ invited, featured, and refereed international, national, regional, statewide, and local presentations.  Dr. Lewis has experience as a principal investigator, co-principal investigator, co-investigator, and program evaluator for federally funded research of 18+ million dollars.

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