Paul Lewis

Paul Cameron Lewis

Associate Professor of Clinical

College of Nursing
3110 Vine Street
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

Professional Summary

Dr. Paul C. Lewis, Associate Professor in Nursing, received his PhD from the University of Kentucky where he specialized in tobacco cessation. He completed a distinguished 30-year career in the military where he served as a clinician, leader, and research scientist. He now teaches courses in nursing leadership in the College of Nursing. He teaches across programs and to both undergraduate and graduate students the fundementals of leadership.

Dr. Lewis is an accomplished and easy-going professional with experience across clinical, leadership, and research realsm which results in a clinically-based critical mind always seeking improvement or investigating new solutions when necessary. Dr. Lewis is a proven scientist with a history of federal grant funding in tobacco research and numerous publications over various topics.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing: University of Maine Orono, ME, 1987

Master of Science in Nursing: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill NC, 1998 (Family Nurse Practitioner)

Doctor of Philosophy: University of Kentucky Lexington KY, 2005 (Nursing)

Positions and Work Experience

1987 -1993 Clinical Staff Nurse, and Charge nurse on a 41 bed surgical/orthopedic ward Then Emergency Nurse in rural emergency room with an average of 125 daily visits, Winn Army Community Hospital, Fort Stewart GA,

1993 -1996 Certified Emergency Nurse, Shift charge nurse in Level II emergency room which served the U.S. military in Europe, Africa and Southwest Asia; Assistant Head Nurse in the EMT section of a deployed hospital in support of UN Protection Forces,

1998 -2005 Family Nurse Practitioner, Independently provide care to over 360 beneficiaries per month in a level I medical center, Family Medicine Clinic, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio TX,

2005 -2006 Nursing Research Scientist, Conduct independent medical research in a level I medical center, supervising 6 personnel with oversight of $900,000 in federally funded grants, Brooke Army Medical Center, San Antonio TX,

2006 -2007 Chief, Medical/Surgical Nursing, Supervise and manage 211 military and civilian personnel across 5 inpatient units, assist with a $54 million budget, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston TX,

2007 -2009 Assistant Chief , Conduct independent medical research, Oversight of numerous grants totaling $5 million in funding, member IRB, Brooke Army Medical Center, Fort Sam Houston TX,

2009 -2011 Chief, Department of Nursing Research, Conduct medical research in a large medical center, manage research department with 4 PhD scientists, Member IRB, Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg NC,

2011 -2015 Assistant Professor, Faculty in the PhD program. Developed curricula, courses, and lectures, created examinations, and taught clinical, research, and combat field training courses for both the PhD and DNP programs. Personally selected by University President to be the Army Senior Service Advisor to advise the President of the University on Army matters, work in conjunction with the Brigade Commander for Army issues, guide and mentor all Army officers and enlisted soldiers attending the university.,

2015 -2017 Senior Nursing Scientist, Responsible for envisioning and implementing militarily relevant research in both an individual capacity and collaboratively with military and civilian scientists from clinical and academic settings. Womack Army Medical Center, Fort Bragg NC,

2019 - Associate Professor, Provide expert-level education in healthcare leadership and management to students in undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs. Develop curricula, courses, and lectures, create examinations, and teach family nurse practitioner clinical courses. Independently conduct scholarly research projects resulting in peer-reviewed publications and national-level presentations. Coach and mentor doctoral students on scholarly projects. Serve on college and university level committees., University of Cincinnati College of Nursing, Cincinnati, OH,


Peer Reviewed Publications

Lewis PC, Camou E, Wofford K (2017. ) The impact of cigarette smoking on the formation of heterotopic ossification among service members with a traumatic amputation. .Military Medicine, , 182 (5 ) ,1742 - 1748

Lewis PC, Yackel E, Prior RM (2016. ) The role of Army nurse practitioners supporting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan .AMEDD Journal, , Apr-Sep ,58-61

Lewis PC (2013. ) Tourniquets: Translating military knowledge into civilian care .Emergency Nursing, , 39 (6 ) ,595-601

Yackel EE, Short NM, Lewis PC, Breckenridge-Sproat ST, Turner BS (2013. ) Improving the adoption of evidence-based practice among nurses in Army outpatient medical treatment facilities .Military Medicine, , 178 (9 ) ,1002-1009

Lewis PC, Holcomb B (2012. ) A model for patient-centered Army primary care. .Military Medicine, , 177 (12 ) ,

Lewis PC, Stewart D, Brown W (2012. ) Deployment experiences of Army nurse practitioners .Military Medicine, , 177 (8 ) ,

Burgert J, Gegel B, Loughren M, Ceremuga T, Desai M, Schlicher M, O'Sullivan J, Lewis P, Johnson D (2012. ) Comparison of tibial intraosseous, sternal interosseous, and intravenous routes of administration on pharmacokinetics of epinephrine during cardiac arrest: A pilot study .AANA Journal, , 80 (4 ) ,S6-S10

Bolles JA, Gentlesk PJ, Lewis PC, Ross RD, Eckart RE (2010. ) Resource utilization in the management of young patients with syncope in a combat theater of operations .Military Medicine, , 175 ,324-328

Carr ME, Masullo LN, Brown LK, Lewis PC (2009. ) Creatinine Kinase BB Isoenzyme Blood Levels in Trauma Patients with Suspected Mild Traumatic Brain Injury .Military Medicine, , 174 (6 ) ,622-625

Waxman S, Lewis P, Soderdahl D (2009. ) Scrotal pathology in the outpatient setting in Operation Iraqi Freedom .Military Medicine, , 174 ,539-541

Brown WJ, Lewis PC, Neugebauer-Sperlein J, Zarow GJ, Rivas E. (2021. ) A Novel Stress Fracture Rehabilitation Program: A Pilot Study .Military Medicine, , 186 (S1 ) ,820


Invited Presentations

Lewis PC (2017. ) The Impact of Tobacco on Healing and Rehabilitation Among Wounded Warriors .TSNRP Research and Evidence-Based Practice Dissemination Course, , Ellicott City MD. Level:National

Lewis PC (2017. ) Explosive Devices and Injury Patterns .18th Annual Southeastern Seaboard Emergency Nurses Symposium, Myrtle Beach SC. Level:Regional

Lewis PC, Sheehy S (2015. ) Athlete to Athlete: Military Transition Using a Collegiate-Based Wellness Program .Veteran’s Journey to Achieving Wellness, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh PA. Level:National

Lewis PC, Sheehy S (2015. ) Athlete to Athlete: Military Transition Using a Collegiate-Based Wellness Program .University of Central Lancashire, UK. Level:International

Lewis PC (2014. ) Combat Explosives and Blast Injuries .2014 Emergency Nurses Association Annual Conference, Indianapolis IN. Level:National

Lewis PC, Sheehy S (2014. ) Trauma Lessons Learned in Iraq and Afghanistan .Emergency Nurses Association National Conference, Indianapolis IN. Level:National

Lewis PC (2014. ) Smoking Impacts Healing and Rehabilitation Among Service Members with Amputations .TSNRP Research and EBP Dissemination Course, San Antonio Tx. Level:National

Lewis PC (2017. ) Spiritual Wellness: An oxymoron? .UNC-CH School of Nursing Veterans Recognition Day, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill NC. Level:Local

Lewis PC (2016. ) Spirituality: Concepts on Wellness .Research Symposium and Roundtable, Univerisity of North Carolina at Charlotte NC. Level:Local

Lewis PC (2016. ) Clinical Assessment: Have You Ever Served? .Military Culture: Have you ever served? Conference , Univerisity of North Carolina at Charlotte NC. Level:State

Lewis PC (2014. ) Combat Explosives and Blast Injuries .25th Annual Barbara Proctor Memorial Education Day, Mid-MD Chapter, ENA Conference, Prince George Hospital, Cheverly MD. Level:Local

Lewis PC, Sheehy S (2014. ) Trauma Lessons Learned in Iraq and Afghanistan .ENA by the Bay, Maryland Emergency Nurses Association,, Maritime Institute, Linthicum Heights, MD. Level:Regional

Lewis PC (2013. ) Tourniquets: Military Knowledge into Civilian Care .Mid-Maryland Emergency Nurses Chapter, Silver Spring MD. Level:Regional

Lewis PC (2012. ) Healing and Rehabilitation: The Impact of Tobacco Use on Amputees .University Research Day, Uniformed Services University, Bethesda MD. Level:Local

Contact Information

Academic - College of Nursing
3110 Vine Street
Cincinnati  Ohio, 45219