Adam B. Lewin, PhD, ABPP

Assoc Professor, College Of Medicine Pediatrics

Professor, Non Usf Health

College Of Medicine Pediatrics

Associate Professor, Pediatrics, Medicine, University of South Florida

Program Director, OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders Behavioral Treatment Program, University of South Florida

Contact Info 880 6th St. South
Suite 460 Box 7523
St. Petersburg, FL 33701

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  • Fellowship, Psychobiology and Behavioral Neuroscience, UCLA, 2009
  • PhD, Psychology, University Of Florida, 2007
  • Ph.D., Clinical & Health Psychology, University of Florida, 2007
  • Internship, Clinical Psychology, UCLA, 2007
  • MS, Clinical & Health Psychology, University of Florida, 2003
  • BS, Psychology, University of Florida, 1998

Academic Philosophy

"My goal is to provide collaborative, multidisciplinary training in clinical research and evidence-based practice (e.g., Cognitive Behavioral Therapy [CBT]) to undergraduate & graduate students, residents and postdocs/fellows."

Interdisciplinary and Emerging Signature Programs

  • Neuroscience

Research Interests

  • My research interests include the following populations: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Anxiety Disorders, Tic Disorders, Trichotillomania, and related disorders.
  • Broadly my focus includes treatment outcome research, dissemination of evidence-based intervention, and refinement of assessment/treatment to maximize accessibility and portability of services. Efforts include alternative service delivery (e.g., telehealth), stepped care based approaches, treatment augmentation, and refinement for new populations (e.g., preschoolers).
  • As Director of the USF OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders Behavioral Treatment Program, I prioritize trainee/student research.


  • American Psychological Association (Professional Member, 2014 - Present)
  • APA Division 53 Society for Child and Adolescent Psychology (Member, 2013 - Present)
  • Anxiety and Depression Association of America (Professional Member, 2012 - Present)
  • Tourette Syndrome Association (Professional Member, 2012 - Present)
  • American Board of Professional Psychology (Member, Examiner, 2011 - Present)
  • International OCD Foundation (Professional Member, 2009 - Present)

Recent Publications

  • Sterling L, Renno P, Storch EA, Ehrenreich-May J, Lewin AB, Arnold E, Lin E, Wood J. Validity of the Revised Children's Anxiety and Depression Scale for youth with autism spectrum disorders. Autism : the international journal of research and practice. 19(1) : 113-7, 2015.
  • Wood JJ, Ehrenreich-May J, Alessandri M, Fujii C, Renno P, Laugeson E, Piacentini JC, De Nadai AS, Arnold E, Lewin AB, Murphy TK, Storch EA. Cognitive behavioral therapy for early adolescents with autism spectrum disorders and clinical anxiety: a randomized, controlled trial. Behavior therapy. 46(1) : 7-19, 2015.
  • Lewin AB, Piacentini J, De Nadai AS, Jones AM, Peris TS, Geffken GR, Geller DA, Nadeau JM, Murphy TK, Storch EA. Defining Clinical Severity in Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Psychological assessment. 22: 679-684, 2014.
  • Storch EA, De Nadai AS, Jacob ML, Lewin AB, Muroff J, Eisen J, Abramowitz JS, Geller DA, Murphy TK. Phenomenology and correlates of insight in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Comprehensive psychiatry. 55(3) : 613-20, 2014.
  • Storch EA, Wu MS, Small BJ, Crawford EA, Lewin AB, Horng B, Murphy TK. Mediators and moderators of functional impairment in adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Comprehensive psychiatry. 55(3) : 489-96, 2014.
  • Storch EA, Bussing R, Jacob ML, Nadeau JM, Crawford E, Mutch PJ, Mason D, Lewin AB, Murphy TK. Frequency and Correlates of Suicidal Ideation in Pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Child psychiatry and human development. , 2014.
  • Wu MS, Lewin AB, Murphy TK, Storch EA. Misophonia: incidence, phenomenology, and clinical correlates in an undergraduate student sample. Journal of clinical psychology. 70(10) : 994-1007, 2014.
  • Selles RR, Arnold EB, Phares V, Lewin AB, Murphy TK, Storch EA. Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety in youth with an autism spectrum disorder: A follow-up study. Autism : the international journal of research and practice. , 2014.
  • McGuire JF, Lewin AB, Storch EA. Enhancing exposure therapy for anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Expert review of neurotherapeutics. 14(8) : 893-910, 2014.
  • McGuire JF, Ung D, Selles RR, Rahman O, Lewin AB, Murphy TK, Storch EA. Treating trichotillomania: a meta-analysis of treatment effects and moderators for behavior therapy and serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Journal of psychiatric research. 58: 76-83, 2014.
  • Lewin AB, Wu MS, McGuire JF, Storch EA. Cognitive behavior therapy for obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. The Psychiatric clinics of North America. 37(3) : 415-45, 2014.
  • Rudy BM, Lewin AB, Geffken GR, Murphy TK, Storch EA. Predictors of treatment response to intensive cognitive-behavioral therapy for pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychiatry research. 220(1-2) : 433-40, 2014.
  • Lewin AB, McGuire JF, Murphy TK, Storch EA. Editorial Perspective: The importance of considering parent's preferences when planning treatment for their children - the case of childhood obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines. 55(12) : 1314-6, 2014.
  • Arnold EB, De Nadai AS, Lewin AB, Geffken GR, Reid A, McNamara JP, Storch EA. Does cognitive-behavioral therapy response in youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder differ if treatment ends during summer? Annals of clinical psychiatry : official journal of the American Academy of Clinical Psychiatrists. 26(4) : 299-300, 2014.
  • Lewin, AB, Wu, MS, Murphy, TK, & Storch, EA. Sensory Over-Responsivity in Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. , 2014.
  • Selles RR, Storch EA, Lewin AB. Variations in Symptom Prevalence and Clinical Correlates in Younger Versus Older Youth with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Child psychiatry and human development. , 2014.
  • Lewin AB, Park JM, Jones AM, Crawford EA, De Nadai AS, Menzel J, Arnold EB, Murphy TK, Storch EA. Family-based exposure and response prevention therapy for preschool-aged children with obsessive-compulsive disorder: a pilot randomized controlled trial. Behaviour research and therapy. 56: 30-8, 2014.
  • Lewin AB, Mink JW, Bitsko RH, Holbrook JR, Parker-Athill EC, Hanks C, Storch EA, Augustine EF, Adams HR, Vierhile AE, Thatcher AR, Murphy TK. Utility of the Diagnostic Interview Schedule for Children for Assessing Tourette Syndrome in Children. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology. , 2014.
  • Lewin AB, Larson MJ, Park JM, McGuire JF, Murphy TK, Storch EA. Neuropsychological functioning in youth with obsessive compulsive disorder: An examination of executive function and memory impairment. Psychiatry research. 216: 108-114, 2014.
  • Lewin, AB. Tractable impediments to cognitive behavioral therapy for pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder and Its Spectrum: A Lifespan Approach. : 81-96, 2014.
  • Murphy TK, Lewin AB, Storch EA, Stock S. Practice parameter for the assessment and treatment of children and adolescents with tic disorders. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 52(12) : 1341-59, 2013.
  • Storch EA, Arnold EB, Lewin AB, Nadeau JM, Jones AM, De Nadai AS, Jane Mutch P, Selles RR, Ung D, Murphy TK. The effect of cognitive-behavioral therapy versus treatment as usual for anxiety in children with autism spectrum disorders: a randomized, controlled trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 52(2) : 132-142.e2, 2013.
  • Lewin, AB, Menzel, J. Strober, M. Assessment and treatment of comorbid anorexia nervosa and obsessive compulsive disorder Handbook of Treating Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders. : 337-348, 2013.
  • Lewin AB, Peris TS, De Nadai AS, McCracken JT, Piacentini J. Agreement between therapists, parents, patients, and independent evaluators on clinical improvement in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of consulting and clinical psychology. 80(6) : 1103-7, 2012.
  • Murphy TK, Storch EA, Lewin AB, Edge PJ, Goodman WK. Clinical factors associated with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections. The Journal of pediatrics. 160(2) : 314-9, 2012.
  • Lewin AB, Murphy TK, Storch EA, Conelea CA, Woods DW, Scahill LD, Compton SN, Zinner SH, Budman CL, Walkup JT. A phenomenological investigation of women with Tourette or other chronic tic disorders. Comprehensive psychiatry. 53(5) : 525-34, 2012.
  • Lewin AB, Storch EA, Conelea CA, Woods DW, Zinner SH, Budman CL, Scahill LD, Compton SN, Walkup JT, Murphy TK. The roles of anxiety and depression in connecting tic severity and functional impairment. Journal of anxiety disorders. 25(2) : 164-8, 2011.
  • Lewin AB, De Nadai AS, Park J, Goodman WK, Murphy TK, Storch EA. Refining clinical judgment of treatment outcome in obsessive-compulsive disorder. Psychiatry research. 185(3) : 394-401, 2011.
  • Lewin, AB. Parent Training for childhood anxiety Handbook of Child and Adolescent Anxiety Disorders. : 405-418, 2011.
  • Lewin AB, Storch EA, Mutch PJ, Murphy TK. Neurocognitive functioning in youth with pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcus. The Journal of neuropsychiatry and clinical neurosciences. 23(4) : 391-8, 2011.
  • Lewin AB, Peris TS, Lindsey Bergman R, McCracken JT, Piacentini J. The role of treatment expectancy in youth receiving exposure-based CBT for obsessive compulsive disorder. Behaviour research and therapy. 49(9) : 536-43, 2011.
  • Lewin AB, Storch EA, Murphy TK. Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with Streptococcus in identical siblings. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology. 21(2) : 177-82, 2011.
  • Lewin AB, Caporino N, Murphy TK, Geffken GR, Storch EA. Understudied clinical dimensions in pediatric obsessive compulsive disorder. Child psychiatry and human development. 41(6) : 675-91, 2010.
  • Lewin AB, Chang S, McCracken J, McQueen M, Piacentini J. Comparison of clinical features among youth with tic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), and both conditions. Psychiatry research. 178(2) : 317-22, 2010.
  • Lewin AB, Storch EA, Williams LB, Duke DC, Silverstein JH, Geffken GR. Brief report: normative data on a structured interview for diabetes adherence in childhood. Journal of pediatric psychology. 35(2) : 177-82, 2010.
  • Storch EA, Murphy TK, Goodman WK, Geffken GR, Lewin AB, Henin A, Micco JA, Sprich S, Wilhelm S, Bengtson M, Geller DA. A preliminary study of D-cycloserine augmentation of cognitive-behavioral therapy in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Biological psychiatry. 68(11) : 1073-6, 2010.
  • Storch EA, Lewin AB, Farrell L, Aldea MA, Reid J, Geffken GR, Murphy TK. Does cognitive-behavioral therapy response among adults with obsessive-compulsive disorder differ as a function of certain comorbidities? Journal of anxiety disorders. 24(6) : 547-52, 2010.
  • Lewin AB, Bergman RL, Peris TS, Chang S, McCracken JT, Piacentini J. Correlates of insight among youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of child psychology and psychiatry. 51(5) : 603-11, 2010.
  • Langley AK, Lewin AB, Bergman RL, Lee JC, Piacentini J. Correlates of comorbid anxiety and externalizing disorders in childhood obsessive compulsive disorder. European child & adolescent psychiatry. 19(8) : 637-45, 2010.
  • Lewin AB, Piacentini J. Evidence-Based Assessment of Child Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: Recommendations for Clinical Practice and Treatment Research. Child & youth care forum. 39(2) : 73-89, 2010.
  • Lewin, AB. Piacentini, J. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in Children Kaplan & Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, 9th Edition. : 3671-3678, 2009.
  • Lewin AB, LaGreca AM, Geffken GR, Williams LB, Duke DC, Storch EA, Silverstein JH. Validity and reliability of an adolescent and parent rating scale of type 1 diabetes adherence behaviors: the Self-Care Inventory (SCI). Journal of pediatric psychology. 34(9) : 999-1007, 2009.
  • Lewin AB, Piacentini J, Flessner CA, Woods DW, Franklin ME, Keuthen NJ, Moore P, Khanna M, March JS, Stein DJ. Depression, anxiety, and functional impairment in children with trichotillomania. Depression and anxiety. 26(6) : 521-7, 2009.
  • Lewin AB, Heidgerken AD, Geffken GR, Williams LB, Storch EA, Gelfand KM, Silverstein JH. The relation between family factors and metabolic control: the role of diabetes adherence. Journal of pediatric psychology. 31(2) : 174-83, 2006.
  • Lewin AB, Storch EA, Geffken GR, Goodman WK, Murphy TK. A neuropsychiatric review of pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder: etiology and efficacious treatments. Neuropsychiatric disease and treatment. 2(1) : 21-31, 2006.
  • Lewin AB, Storch EA, Adkins J, Murphy TK, Geffken GR. Current directions in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Pediatric annals. 34(2) : 128-34, 2005.

Positions Held

  • Assistant Professor (Pediatrics, University of South Florida 2009 - 2014)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, University of California Los Angeles 2007 - 2009)
  • Psychology Resident (Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California Los Angeles 2006 - 2007)
  • Graduate Assistant (Clinical and Health Psychology, University of Florida 2001 - 2006)
  • Clinical Specialist (Behavioral Psychology, Kennedy Krieger Institute 1999 - 2001)


  • Career Development Leadership Program (ADAA - 2014)
  • Member At Large (Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology - 2014)
  • Award of Recognition for Contributions to AACAP and the Field of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - 2013)
  • Child Intervention, Prevention & Services (CHIPS) Fellowship (National Institute of Mental Health - 2012)
  • Board Certification, Child & Adolescent (American Board of Professional Psychology - 2011)
  • Senior Researcher Award (American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry - 2010)
  • Young Investigator Award (NARSAD - Brain & Behavior Research Foundation - 2008)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellowship Awardee (Friends of the UCLA Semel Institute - 2008)
  • Routh Student Research Award Honorable Mention (Society for Pediatric Psychology - 2005)
  • Research Poster Award Competition Winner (American Psychological Association Division 54 - 2004)