Sarah “Salli” Lewis, Ph.D.

Director of Research Division, Owner

Dr. Sarah (“Salli”) Lewis is the Director of the Research Division for CReATE, serving as the principal investigator on a number of grant funded clinical research studies, managing a team of graduate-level research staff, and offering a research immersion experience for graduate students. She also provides consultation, training, and supervision for CReATE’s clinical activities. Dr. Lewis is a licensed clinical psychologist, with expertise in the development, transport, and dissemination of evidence-based treatments, particularly related to traumatic stress and its associated disorders. Further, Dr. Lewis has a wealth of experience in the assessment, identification, and treatment of social-emotional, behavioral, developmental, and neurodevelopmental syndromes. She has provided comprehensive psychological and neuropsychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and young adults for more than 15 years, while maintaining a small psychotherapy practice. Dr. Lewis earned her doctoral degree from West Virginia University (with a dual track in both child and adult clinical psychology) and completed her doctoral residency at the National Crime Victims Research and Treatment Center at the Medical University of South Carolina. Following, she was an academic psychologist, providing doctoral training in empirically-supported treatments and directing the federally funded Interpersonal Violence Research and Prevention laboratory. She also completed a two-year post-doctoral training in clinical neuropsychology through Clinical Neuroscience Services of WNC. This specialized training included didactics in foundations of clinical neuropsychology and supervision by a clinical neuropsychologist. In 2007, Drs. Lewis and Daniels founded CReATE—a unique company specializing in the provision of evidenced-based evaluations and the implementation of applied clinical research. Dr. Lewis has published extensively in peer-reviewed journals, serves on the editorial board for a number of clinical and research-oriented publications, and has an adjunct research appointment at the University of Arkansas.