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LIU Brooklyn School of Health Professions Amandia Speakes Lewis

Amandia Speakes-Lewis

Coordinator, MSW Program-Brooklyn CampusAssociate Professor

B.A. Stony Brook UniversityM.S.W. Stony Brook UniversityPhD, Adelphi University


HIV/AIDS, health disparities, mental health, relationships, couples


Co-author  "Emotional Strain in Caregiving", Published in Journal of Women and Aging"(2011)

Co-author "Food habits of black older adults in New York City: Are there difference between African-American and Caribbean born immigrants?" Roundtable on Forum on Public Policy, (2007)

Author "Understanding blame and burnout in HIV/AIDS: recommendations for effective practice"  North American Journal of Psychology,  (2011)

Co-author "The move toward American modernity: Empowerment and individualism in the black mega church", Journal of African American Studies. (2011)


Community Leadership Award

Professional Affiliations

  • Member, Council on Social Work Education
  • Member, National Minority AIDS Council
  • Member, National Association of Social Workers
  • Licensed Clinical Social Work, State of New York
  • Member Phi Alpha Iota, Social Work Honor Society