Lavonna Lewis 

Teaching Professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy I Director, Undergraduate Programs 

llewis@usc.edu
(213) 740‑4280


Dr. Lewis’ areas of research consistently focus on cultural competency and the health status and health care needs of underrepresented groups. She is currently involved in addressing racial disparities cardiovascular disease and diabetes through the Community Health Councils, Inc., African American Building a Legacy of Health Project. The project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, is a community based project that explores individual, organizational, and community support for (and barriers to) healthy living. Read more.

Expertise: food deserts; health policy; obesity; community health issues; health equity; disease prevention.