Specialty Areas: Mental Health Services, Depression, Anxiety, Complicated Grief, and Global Mental Health.
Eric Lewandowski, PhD, is an Associate Research Scientist at the NYU Child Study Center. His primary research interest is in the development and evaluation of interventions for child and adolescent depression that offer potential for public health impact, both domestically and internationally. Dr. Lewandowski is currently working on an AHRQ-funded project to develop national quality indicators for the management of adolescent depression. He and is in the initial phases of adapting a common factors intervention to be used by primary care physicians to treat adolescent depression.
Dr. Lewandowski received his BA in psychology from McGill University, his MS in epidemiology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, and his PhD in clinical psychology from Columbia University. He completed post-doctoral research training at New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University.
Prior to joining the Child Study Center, Dr. Lewandowski was a post-doctoral research scientist at the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University. He completed his pre-doctoral clinical internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He has led and contributed to research on child and adult mental health in Uganda, South Africa, Ghana, Nigeria, and Haiti.
Dr. Lewandowski has published journal articles in the areas of resilience in children of depressed parents, and the adaptation and evaluation of evidence based psychotherapy treatment in developing countries. Dr. Lewandowski was awarded the 2011 Outstanding Doctoral Student Research Award by Division 52 of the American Psychological Association for his dissertation research in Uganda, which explored the impact of a widespread depression treatment program on international development priorities such as agricultural productivity, economic subsistence, and primary school attendance. He also received a Young Investigator Award from the American Epilepsy Society in 2005 for his work at McGill University exploring the impact of in-utero exposure to anti-convulsant medication on the cognitive ability of school-aged children.