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Robin Lewis Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)

Robin Lewis Ph.D. (Clinical Psychology)



Department of Psychology

Contact Information


244H MILLS GODWIN BLDG
NORFOLK, VA 23529

Email: rlewis@odu.edu

Phone: 757-683-4210

Education/Credentials



  • Expertise

    Psychology
    Sexual minority (LGB) Health; Intimate Partner Violence, Alcohol Use
  • Research Interests

    My research interests are in the areas of stigma, minority stress, and coping. My current research program focuses on sexual minority (lesbian, gay, bisexual) health including substance abuse and intimate partner violence.
  • 2017: Faculty Research Excellence Award Nominee, Old Dominion University
  • 2016: Elected Fellow, Association for Psychological Science
  • 2016: Elected Fellow, American Psychological Association. Division 35, Society for the Psychology of Women
  • 2015: Elected Fellow, American Psychological Association - Society for the Psychological Study of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Issues
  • 2014: Certificate of Excellence , Old Dominion University
  • 2010: Graduates Award, Virginia Consortium for Professional Psychology
  • 2007: Nominee for Faculty Excellence Award, College of Sciences, Old Dominion University
  • 1998: Clinical Training Award, Virginia Consortium for Profession Psychology
  • 1998: Graduates Award, Virginia Consortium for Professional Psychology
  • 1996: Clinical Training Award, Virginia Consortium for Profession Psychology
  • 1996: Excellence in Teaching Award, Phi Kappa Phi
  • 1990: Graduates Award, Virginia Consortium for Professional Psychology
  • 1988: Outstanding Professor, Department of Psychology, Old Dominion University
  • 1982: Summer Research Fellowship, University of Kansas
  • 1979: Scientific Honor Society, Sigma Xi
  • Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

    Lewis, R. J.; Lau-Barraco, C.; Braitman, A. "Alcohol Use, Relationship Factors, Minority Stress, And Psychological Well-Being: A Daily Process Examination Among Young Adult Female Same-Sex Couples" $232,500. Federal. August 20, 2016 - July 31, 2019
    Heron, K. E.; Winstead, B.; Kelley, M.; Lau-Barraco, C.; Braitman, A. "Alcohol use, relationship factors, minority stress, and psychological well-being: A daily process examination among young adult females" $465,000. Federal. August 20, 2016 - July 31, 2019
    Lewis, R. J.; Padilla, M.; Kelley, M.; Winstead, B.; Lau-Barraco, C. "Minority Stress, Alcohol Use, and Intimate Partner Violence among Lesbians" $436,789. Federal. May 15, 2012 - April 30, 2016
    Lewis, R. J.; Padilla, M.; Richman, J. T.; Rodrigo, S. "Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program URAP" $6,000. Old Dominion University. September 01, 2014 - June 30, 2015
    Lewis, R. J.; Padilla, M. "Multidisciplinary Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program URAP " $22,000. Old Dominion University. September 01, 2013 - June 30, 2014
    Lewis, R. J.; Padilla, M. "Multidisciplinary Social Science URAP - Year 2" $22,000. Old Dominion University. September 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013
    Lewis, R. J.; Padilla, M. "Multidisciplinary Social Science Undergraduate Research Apprenticeship Program " $22,000. Old Dominion University. January 1, 2012 - June 30, 2012
    Lewis, R. J.; Derlega, V. J. "Sexual minority stressors and lesbians’ intimate partner violence" $10,000. Private. June, 2011 - June, 2012
    Lewis, R. J. "Faculty Development Grant to Develop Workbook for Abnormal Psychology" $3,000. 2011 - 2011
    Winstead, B.; Derlega, V. J.; Lewis, R. J.; Dutton, L. "Unwanted Pursuit and Stalking among Same-sex Former Partners" $5,000. Federal. 2008 - 2009
    Morrow, J. A.; Lewis, R. J. "Expressive Writing and Behavioral Monitoring Interventions to Reduce and Prevent High-Risk Drinking Among First-Year College Students: A Randomized-Control Group Design" $225,413. Federal. August, 2006 - August, 2008
    Derlega, V. J.; Lewis, R. J. "The Beneficial Effects of Expressive Writing for Lesbians" $35,000. Other. October, 2002 - October, 2004
    Derlega, V. J.; Lewis, R. J. "Stressors for gay men and lesbians" $5,000. April, 1999 - April, 1999
    Winstead, B.; Derlega, V. J.; Lewis, R. J.; Sanchez-Hucles, J. "Same Sex Friendships and Coping with Stress" $19,000. Federal. September, 1987 - May, 1989
    Lewis, R. J. "Trait Affect on the Depression Elation Continuum: Cognitive and Emotional Effects" $3,300. Old Dominion University. April 1, 1985 - December 31, 1985