Seattle, Washington, United States of America
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Dr. Lewis was a contributor to Older Native Americans: The Handbook of Social Work in Health and Aging, published by Oxford University Press in 2013. He has presented papers at many national and international conferences, including meetings in Iceland, Norway and Sweden. In 2009, Dr. Lewis received the National Rural Aging and Public Health Research Award from the American Public Health Association and the following year, he won the Dennis Demmert Appreciation and Recognition Award from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
His research identifies characteristics that enable Alaska Native elders to age well, overcome addiction issues, and become role models for their families and communities. Using the lessons and experiences of elders in long-term recovery, he is developing culturally tailored approaches for alcohol and drug abuse disorders.