Kelley Newlin Lew, DNSc, RN, CDE, FAAN

Associate Professor (PI)

School of Nursing

Research Overview

My research interests include testing translation of evidence-based diabetes self-management interventions in community settings, both nationally and internationally. As a NIH postdoctoral fellow (2006-2009), I conducted mixed-methods research to inform translation of evidence-based diabetes prevention and self-management interventions targeting US (Haitian, Nicaraguan, and African American) and Nicaraguan (Creole and Miskito Indian) populations with or at-risk for diabetes. As a K awardee (2010-2012), I piloted a church-based diabetes prevention and self-management intervention in a large African American church in Harlem. Concurrently, over the past 6 years, I have conducted research testing translation of evidence-based diabetes prevention and self-management interventions in Nicaraguan church clinics with findings to inform a randomized clinical trial. Development of an NIH R01 application is planned and may be ideally developed as an InCHIP affiliate.

As an InCHIP affiliate, I would like to further develop an NIH R34 application proposing a Chronic Care Model (CCM) diabetes intervention with systems delivery redesign (diabetes care team formation and activation) and clinical decision support services (CDSS) maximization. The overall aim of the proposed study is to evaluate the Reach, Effectiveness, Adoption, Implementation, and Maintenance (RE-AIM) of a 12-month, diabetes CCM intervention in preparation for a follow-up cluster randomized pragmatic trial.


DNSc, 2006, Nursing Science, Yale University School of Nursing
MSN, 2001, Nursing Science,Yale University School of Nursing
BSN, 1997, Nursing Science, Florida Atlantic University
BA, History, 1991, Latin American History, Arizona State University

Recent/Selected Publications

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