Jason A. Lewis, PhD

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Jason A. Lewis, PhD, is a psychologist and Section Director of Mood, Anxiety and Trauma Disorders in the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Areas of Expertise: Evaluation and treatment of pediatric mood disorders as well as youth presenting with co-morbid and multi-problem conditions. This includes evidence-based psychotherapy and group interventions for depression, emotion dysregulation, and suicide risk.
Locations: Specialty Care & Surgery Center, Bucks County; Main Hospital; Center for Advanced Behavioral Healthcare
Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training


Clinical Psychology - New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY


Child Clinical Psychology - New York Presbyterian Hospital-Columbia University Medical Center, New York, NY

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Psychology - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical Psychology - Fordham University – Rose Hill Campus, Bronx, NY

Titles and Academic Titles

Psychologist III

Section Director of Mood, Anxiety, and Trauma Disorders

Associate Director- University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry Clinical Psychology Internship Program

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Quality improvement in the area of youth suicide prevention




Benton, T., D., Muhrer, E., Jones, J. D., & Lewis, J. Dysregulation and Suicide in Children and Adolescents. Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Clinics of North America. 2021. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chc.2020.10.008


Xanthopoulos, M. S., Benton, T., Lewis, J., Case, J. A., Master, C. L.: Mental Health in the Young Athlete. Current Psychiatry Reports, 22, 63 2020 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s11920-020-01185-w


Boyd, R. C., Lewis, J., Borreggine, K., Benton, T.D: Adolescent Depression: Identification and Treatment. Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics 4, 350-362 (2018) DOI: http://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s40746-018-0135-y

Ahmed, A., Moore, T. M., Lewis, J., Butler, L., Benton, T. D., Boyd, R. C. (2018): Psychometric Properties of Bully, Fighting, and Victimization Scales Among Clinically Referred Youth. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma 27:10, 1110-1124 DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/10926771.2017.1420718