Jennifer Lewis joined the USC School of Social Work faculty in the Mental Health Concentration in 2012. Previously, she was an adjunct professor at New York University and Arizona State University.
Before entering academia, Lewis was a program supervisor at University of California, San Diego, Health System Department of Pediatrics Infectious Disease and program director at Southwest Center for HIV and AIDS, where she oversaw programming for HIV-positive men, women and youth. She also worked for the O’Connor House with Justice Sandra Day O’Connor on the Avon Program for Women and Justice. She is the owner of Mosaic Psychotherapy, LLC, a psychotherapy practice that provides consulting and counseling services to individuals and families.
Lewis is currently overseeing a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services grant for HIV-positive mothers who are abusing substances so as to prevent the abuse, neglect and abandonment of children.