Portrait of Erica Lewis

Erica J. Lewis, Ph.D., RN

Associate Professor School of Nursing, James Madison University

Dr. Erica Lewis is an expert in innovation and problem solving. Her primary work is in the School of Nursing at James Madison University, where she partners with doctoral students completing quality improvement research and implementation projects. Dr. Lewis has coached several doctoral students using innovative methods, such as design thinking to create change in their practice setting. Dr. Lewis teaches in the JMU XLabs in the community and medical innovations courses and formerly in the Hacking for Defense course. Her work in the JMU XLabs includes curriculum development, research of student learning outcomes, training faculty, and cultivating relationships with industry collaborators. Dr. Lewis’s current practice as a registered nurse health coach informs her work with students.