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John E. Lewis, Ph.D.

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Dr. John E. Lewis, Ph.D. is an Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He is a member of the Legislative Oversight Committee and the Medical Library Committee as well as a faculty member and advisor of the Medical Wellness Association. Dr. Lewis is the principal investigator of multiple nutrition, dietary supplement, exercise training, and medical device studies. Much of his research has included investigating the effects of interventions on a wide variety of outcomes, including immune and cognitive functioning, inflammation, physical fitness, nutrient status, quality of life, and mental health, in healthy adults and in those with Alzheimer’s, HIV, diabetes, chronic pain, and GI disorders, among others. He has co-authored more than 170 peer-reviewed scientific articles, has been an invited speaker at multiple international and national conferences, and has mentored many undergraduate, graduate, and medical students in exercise, nutrition, and health promotion. In addition to his professional accomplishments, he is a former athlete and competitive body builder, who maintains a very rigorous exercise training regimen and has eaten a whole-food, plant-based diet for over 19 years.

Lectures for the 2015 Cruise

Lecture: Optimizing Your Health through Nutrition and Exercise
Dr. John Lewis will share key strategies for optimizing health through nutrition, dietary supplementation and physical activity. Anyone, no matter what stage of life or current level of fitness, can achieve a higher level of health with the right combination of diet and physical activity. Based on key findings and published science conducted at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Lewis outlines a plan for successfully improving overall health and wellness.

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