Jason Lewis, PhD

As a licensed clinical psychologist, Dr. Lewis has clinical expertise and research interests focused on the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents presenting with depression and emotion dysregulation and at risk for suicide.


Jason Lewis, PhD is a licensed clinical psychologist and the Director of the Mood, Anxiety, and Trauma Disorder Section in the Outpatient Division of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). Dr. Lewis is also a Center for Violence Prevention Associate at CHOP. He is an Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania and the Associate Director of the Psychology Internship Program at the University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry.

Dr. Lewis has specific clinical interests in the 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 and emotion dysregulation. Dr. Lewis is a lead member of the CHOP Zero Suicide Program and a member of the CHOP Youth Suicide Prevention, Intervention and Research Center. He has research and quality improvement interest in the area of youth suicide prevention.

BA (Psychology), Cornell University

PhD (Clinical Psychology), Fordham University

Internship, Clinical Psychology, New York Presbyterian Hospital, Columbia University Medical Center

Fellowship, Child Clinical Psychology, New York Presbyterian Hospita, Columbia University Medical Center

Associate, Center for Violence Prevention, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Section Director, Mood, Anxiety, and Trauma Disorder, Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Associate Director, Clinical Psychology Internship Program at University of Pennsylvania Department of Psychiatry

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

Member, American Psychological Association

Xanthopoulos MS, Benton T, Lewis J, Case  JA, Master CL. Mental Health in the Young Athlete. Current Psychiatry Reports. 2020.

Boyd RC, Lewis J, Borreggine K, Benton TD. Adolescent Depression: Identification and Treatment. Current Treatment Options in Pediatrics. 2018.

Ahmed A, Moore TM, Lewis J, Butler L, Benton TD, Boyd RC. Psychometric Properties of Bully, Fighting, and Victimization Scales Among Clinically Referred Youth. Journal of Aggression, Maltreatment & Trauma. 2018.

Contact Information

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, 3401 Civic Center Blvd., Philadelphia, PA 19104