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Health Behavior, Society & Policy

Faculty Profile

  • Christine Davis, PhD

  • Assistant Professor

  • Department of Health Behavior, Society and Policy


Alcohol treatment outcomes research; mechanisms of behavior change; alcohol research assessment reactivity; psychometrics; quantitative methods.

Dr. Davis earned her Ph.D. and M.A. in Statistics and Measurement, in the Graduate School of Education, Rutgers University. She received her B.S. in Data Management and Data Analysis from the CUNY Baccalaureate Program. Prior to joining the department in 2012 as adjunct faculty, Dr. Davis was a data analyst and statistical consultant for Columbia Addiction Services and Psychotherapy Interventions Research (CASPIR) at Columbia University.

Research Interests
Dr. Davis’ recent work is focused on investigating the underlying mechanisms of behavior change associated with alcohol treatments and alcohol treatment research and the measurement and quantitative methods for determining such mechanisms. Dr. Davis is currently Co-Investigator, Project Manager, and Data Analyst on two NIH/NIAAA-funded R01 research grants. Dr. Davis works collaboratively with Dr. Clifford, PI of the above-mentioned research grants.

Select Publications
Kuerbis, A., Mereish, E., Hayes, M., Davis, C., Shao, S., Morgenstern, J. (2017) "Testing Cross-Sectional and Prospective Mediators of Internalized Heterosexism on Heavy Drinking, Alcohol Problems, and Psychological Distress Among Heavy Drinking Men Who Have Sex With Men.", Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs Vol. 78

Davis, C. M., Clifford, P. R. (2016) "Ascertaining the relationships between the trajectories of specific categories of alcohol-related negative consequences and subsequent drinking behavior.", Psychology of addictive behaviors : Journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors Vol. 30

Banks, H., Rehm, K. L., Sutton, K. L., Davis, C., Hail, L., Kuerbis, A., Morgenstern, J. (2014) "Dynamic Modeling of Behavior Change", Quarterly of Applied Mathematics Vol. 0

Clifford, P., Davis, C. (2012) "Alcohol treatment research assessment exposure: a critical review of the literature.", Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors Vol. 26

Clifford, P., Maisto, S., Davis, C. (2007) "Alcohol treatment research assessment exposure subject reactivity effects: part I. Alcohol use and related consequences.", Journal of studies on alcohol and drugs Vol. 68

Maisto, S. A., Clifford, P. R., Davis, C. M. (2007) "Alcohol Treatment Research Assessment Exposure Subject Reactivity Effects: Part II - Treatment Engagement and Involvement", Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs Vol. 68

Scholarly Activities
Research Society on Alcoholism (RSA) (2011)