College of Nursing

Linda Lewin, Ph.D., PMHCNS-BC

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Education Ph.D., The University of Toledo
M.S.N., The Ohio State University
B.S.N., Capital University
Population Focus Infant-Child-Adolescent
Clinical Interests

Child Maltreatment
At-risk parents for loss of custody
Parenting by women with mental illness or substance abuse
Infant mental health
Commercial sexual exploitation of children (trafficking)
Developmental theory

Research/Evidence Based Practice

Mothering of young children by women with bipolar disorder
Characteristics of perpetrators of child maltreatment fatalities

Affiliations/Community Service

National Association of Pediatric Practitioners (NAPNAP) Foundation
American Psychiatric Nurses Association - Research Council
American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children
Sigma Theta Tau



2016 - First place, research abstract: Barriers to Mental Health Care Following Child Sexual Abuse Lewin, L.  American Psychiatric Nurse Association National Conference 

Funded Research

  1. Lewin, L. (Principal Investigator) (2019-2020). Mothering of Young Children by Women with Bipolar Disorder, Buchman Endowment, $1195.
  2. Lewin, L. (Principal Investigator) & Templin, T. (Co-Investigator), (2016-2018). Mothering of Young Children by Women with Bipolar Disorder, College of Nursing, Wayne State University, $5000. (Involved students: Frank, E., Bodien, A., Schaedig, S., & Adel, M).
  3. Lewin, L. (Principal Investigator) (2012- 2017). Barriers to Mental Health Care Following Child Sexual Abuse, College of Nursing, Wayne State University, $10,000.
  4. Lewin, L (Pilot Principal Investigator) & Farkas, K. (Co-Investigator), Niazi, M. & Hassan, M.  (2010-12). Parenting Among Women in Substance Abuse Treatment. $40,000. A pilot as part of Center of Excellence to Build the Science of Self-Management; A Systems Approach (Moore, S. - PI) 1P30NR010676-01 NIH/NINR.
  5. Lewin, L. (Principal Investigator) & Farkas, K. (Co-Investigator) (2009-10) Parenting Among Women in Substance Abuse Treatment. American Psychiatric Nurse Association, $5000.
  6. Lewin, L. (Principal Investigator) & Graham, G.(Co-Investigator) (2007-08) Child and Parent Perceptions of Personal Safety and Abuse. Secondary analysis of Keep Your Children/Yourself Safe and Secure (KySS) National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners, secondary analyses, no funding required. 
  7. Farkas, K. (Principal Investigator) & Lewin, L. (Co-Investigator) (2006-08). Living with Loss: Maternal Bereavement in Post Incarcerated Women.  Ohio Boards of Regents Research Infrastructure Grant and Sigma Theta Tau International-Alpha Mu chapter, $4781.
  8. Lewin, L., (Principal Investigator), Abdrbo, A., & Respress, B. (2006-07) The Effects of Mothers with Serious Mental Illness on Child Protection.  Ohio Board of Regents Research Infrastructure Grant, $6995.
  9. Lewin, L. & Bergin, C. (1998-2000) Attachment Behaviors, Depression, and Anxiety In Nonoffending Mothers of Child Sexual Abuse Victims, $7954, Ohio Department of Mental Health, $4970, NAPNAP Foundation Grant, $2456, University of Toledo-Graduate Student Small Grant, $158, Sigma Theta Tau, Zeta Theta Chapter Research Award, $350.

Program Support Grants

  1. Lewin, L. (2010).  American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children (APSAC) State Chapter grant $1000
  2. Lewin, L. (2009).  APSAC State Chapter grant   $950
  3. Lewin, L. (2008).  APSAC State Chapter grant $950
  4. Lewin, L. (2006). Sexual Assault Care Unit. Lorain Community Foundation, $15,000
  1. Honor, G., Quinones, S., Bretl, D., Courtney, A., Herendeen, P., Lewin, L., . . . .Williams, S. (2019). Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children: An Update for the Forensic Nurse. Journal of Forensic Nursing, 15(2), 93-102. DOI: 10.1097/JFN.0000000000000243. Impact: .36.
  2. Albdour, M., Hong, J. S., Lewin, L., Yarandi, H.  (2019). The impact of cyberbullying on psychological  health of Arab American adolescents.  Immigrant and Minority Health, 21, 706-715.
  3. Timraz, S., Lewin, L., Giurgesco, C., Kavanaugh, K. (2019). An exploration of coping with child sexual abuse in Arab American women. Journal of Child Sexual Abuse, 28(3), 360-381. DOI: 10.1080/10538712.2018.1538174. Impact: .80.
  4. Albdour, M., Lewin, L., Kavanaugh, K., Hong, J. S., & Wilson, F. (2017). Arab American adolescents’ perceived stress and bullying experiences: A qualitative study. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 39, 1567-1588. DOI: 10.1177/0193945916678214. Impact: 1.32 Cited: 3.
  5. Lewin, L., Farkas, K., & Niazi, M. (2017). Mother-child relational quality of women in substance abuse treatment. Journal of American Psychiatric Nurses Association, 23, 50-59.  DOI: 10.1177/1078390316673715. Impact: 1.53.

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Last Updated: 7/15/24