What I do
Dr. Davis is a Professor of Psychology who engages in research and teaching primarily focusing on understanding pathways by which prenatal experiences influence developmental trajectories through early adulthood and ways that early intervention can benefit mothers and their children.
These interdisciplinary research projects involve collaborations with students and faculty from disciplines including psychology, psychiatry, neuroscience, social work and obstetrics. Ongoing research relies on collaboration with Denver area hospitals including integration of mental health treatment into obstetric practice. These research studies provide multiple training opportunities for postdoctoral, graduate and undergraduate students to develop research their interests in ways that are clinically meaningful and to gain grant and paper writing experience.
- Ph.D., Psychology, University of Minnesota, 2002
- Society for Research In Child Development
- Reducing Fetal Exposure to Maternal Depression to Improve Infant Risk Mechanisms
- Fragmented Early Life Environmental and Emotional/Cognitive Vulnerabilities
- Preconception and Prenatal Stress: Pathways to Child Biology and Behavior
- Vulnerability to Prenatal Glucocorticoids Programs Infant Development