Lillianne Lewis-Debnam, M.D., MPH

Lillianne Lewis-Debnam, M.D., MPH 

Assistant Professor

Clinical Pediatrics

Location: 50 Hurt Plaza, Suite 630 Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone: 404-756-1331


Morehouse School of Medicine
Residency: Community Pediatrics

Duke University School of Medicine
Degree: Doctor of Medicine

UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health
Degrees: Master of Public Health

Spelman College
Degrees: Bachelor of Science

Research Interests

Prevention, Public Health, and Population Health; Community-Based Participatory Research; Health Disparities.

Clinical Interests

Asthma, Maternal and Child Health, Community Health.


Omura JD, Ussery EN, Carlson SA, Arnold-Lewis K, Orr J, McGuire DO, Lewis L, Paul P, Peterson EL, Fulton JE, Ellis EM. “Community and Street-Scale Supports for Walking in the US Virgin Islands Before the 2017 Hurricanes.” Am J Public Health. 2018 Aug;108(8):1055-1058. DOI: 10.2105/AJPH.2018.304449. Epub 2018 Jun 21.

Hsu, J., Wilhelm, N., Lewis, L., Herman, E. “Economic Evidence for US Asthma Self-Management Education and Home-Based Interventions.” Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology: In Practice; 4:1123-34.e27. DOI: Epub 2016 Sep 19.

Russell K, Oliver SE, Lewis L, et al. "Update: Interim Guidance for the Evaluation and Management of Infants with Possible Congenital Zika Virus Infection — United States, August 2016." MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:870–878. DOI: 

Dasgupta, S., Reagan-Steiner, S., Goodenough, D., Russell, K., Tanner, M., Lewis, L., Petersen, E. E., Powers, A. M., Kniss, K., Meaney-Delman, D., Oduyebo, T., O’Leary, D., Chiu, S., Talley, P., Hennessey, M., Hills, S., Cohn, A., Gregory, C., The Zika Virus Response Epidemiology and Laboratory Team. “Patterns in Zika Virus Testing and Infection, by Report of Symptoms and Pregnancy Status — United States, January 3–March 5, 2016.” MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:395–399. DOI:

Armstrong, P., Hennessey, M., Adams, M., Cherry, C., Chiu, S., Harrist, A., Kwit, N., Lewis, L., McGuire, D. O., Oduyebo, T., Russell, K., Talley, P., Tanner, M., Williams, C., Zika Virus Response Epidemiology and Laboratory Team. “Travel-Associated Zika Virus Disease Cases Among U.S. Residents — United States, January 2015–February 2016.” MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:286–289. DOI:

Honors and Awards

  • 2017 LEAD Atlanta Graduate, Class of 2017
  • 2017 Honor Award: “Excellence in Emergency Response (Domestic)” for Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, CDC/ATSDR
  • 2017 Honor Award: “Excellence in Epidemiology (Domestic)” for the US Virgin Islands Epi-Aid, CDC/ATSDR
  • 2016 Honor Award: “Excellence in Program Delivery” for Zika Virus Response Activities, CDC/ATSDR
  • 2015 Oral Presentation 1st Place Winner, William E. Booth 4th Annual Resident Research Day, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA
  • 2014 Billie Wright Adams Scholar, National Medical Association
  • 2005 Summa Cum Laude, Spelman College
  • 2005 Phi Beta Kappa (ΦΒΚ)
  • 2005 Beta Kappa Chi (ΒΚΧ) National Scientific Honor Society
  • 2004 Golden Key International Honour Society
  • 2004 National Society of Collegiate Scholars