Meet Feyln Lewis!
Dr. Feylyn Lewis grew up as a youth caregiver for her disabled mother. In 2013, she moved to the United Kingdom to obtain her PhD in Social Work, studying young adult caregivers in the US and UK. Currently, Dr. Lewis is the Assistant Dean of Student Affairs at Vanderbilt University School of Nursing, while also continuing to practice as an independent researcher and consultant. She is a Caregiving.com Champion, representing caregivers in the Nashville area. Dr. Lewis served as the Hunt Research Director at the National Alliance for Caregiving during spring 2021. Dr. Lewis completed a post-doctoral research fellowship at the University of Sussex, where she co-led the United Kingdom research activities of a nearly €4 million European Commission funded research project to investigate the mental health well-being of adolescent young caregivers in the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Slovenia, Italy, the Netherlands, and Sweden. Prior to her research career, she was a nationally certified mental health counselor. She presently sits on the Healthcare Delivery and Disparities Research Advisory Panel of PCORI, the board of trustees for the Carers Centre for Brighton and Hove (UK), the National Advisory Council for the American Association of Caregiving Youth (US), and numerous other international research advisory committees. She resides in Nashville where she continues to provide care for her mother.