Health Behavior, Society & Policy

Faculty Profile

  • Stacy Davis, PhD, MPH

  • Instructor

  • Department of Health Behavior, Society and Policy

  • CV

Keywords

cancer prevention and control; health disparities; community-based participatory research; cancer screening; health literacy; medically underserved patients; primary care; cancer survivorship; mobile health; electronic health; behavioral interventions; health equity; mixed-method designs

Biography
Dr. Davis earned her Ph.D. in Public Health, Social and Behavioral Health Sciences in the College of Public Health from Temple University under Dr. Stephen Lepore. She received her M.P.H. in from Rutgers School of Public Health and her B.A. in Biological Sciences from the University of Delaware. Dr. Davis completed a postdoctoral fellowship in Behavioral Oncology, within the Division of Health Outcomes and Behavior at Moffitt Cancer Center under the mentorship of Drs. Clement Gwede and Cathy Meade.

Research Interests
Dr. Davis’ recent work is focused on identifying the sociocultural, behavioral, and environmental determinants of cancer health disparities and translating this information into a culturally targeted, linguistically and literacy relevant intervention to improve cancer equity among underserved patients. Dr. Davis’ recent work is focused on identifying the sociocultural, behavioral, and environmental determinants of cancer health disparities and translating this information into a culturally targeted, linguistically and literacy relevant intervention to improve cancer equity among underserved patients. As a result, Dr. Davis is PI of federally funded research study to explore the efficacy of a theory-based educational mHealth intervention to promote repeat colorectal cancer (CRC) screening with a fecal immunochemical test (FIT) in patients who seek care in federally qualified health centers. Dr. Davis was awarded a Diversity Supplement associated with Dr. Shawna Hudson’s “Extended Cancer Care Education for Longer-term Survivors (EXCELS) in Primary Care” intervention. The goal of the supplement is to examine whether health literacy and technology ownership and usage are associated with cancer surveillance and follow-up care among cancer survivors. Dr. Davis has also received pilot funding from CINJ to conduct research to elicit physician perspectives on the patient, in particular, those that are underserved, barriers and facilitators of lung cancer screening with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) in New Jersey.

Research Highlights

Dr. Davis is a behavioral scientist with a broad background in public health and behavioral oncology. Her program of research is focused on addressing cancer disparities across the cancer control continuum. Dr. Davis uses community-based participatory research methods, the Multilevel Context of Cancer Care framework, and community-academic partnerships to 1) promote informed decision making and early detection for prostate and colorectal cancer, 2) improve quality of life during and after cancer treatment, and 3) explore the role of novel communication interventions, such as mobile health technology, in adherence to evidence based cancer recommendations.  

Select Publications
SN Davis,DM O'Malley,A Bator,P Ohman-Strickland,L Clemow,JM Ferrante,BF Crabtree,SM Miller,P Findley,SV Hudson (2019) "Rationale and design of extended cancer education for longer term survivors (EXCELS): a randomized control trial of 'high touch' vs. 'high tech' cancer survivorship self-management tools in primary care.", BMC cancer 19(5) 340- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=30971205&report=abstract

SN Davis,S Govindaraju,B Jackson,KR Williams,SM Christy,ST Vadaparampil,GP Quinn,D Shibata,R Roetzheim,CD Meade,CK Gwede (2018) "Recruitment Techniques and Strategies in a Community-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Study of Men and Women of African Ancestry.", Nursing research 67(5) 212-221- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=29698327&report=abstract

SN Davis,MA Diefenbach,H Valdimarsdottir,T Chen,SJ Hall,HS Thompson (2010) "Pros and cons of prostate cancer screening: associations with screening knowledge and attitudes among urban African American men.", Journal of the National Medical Association 102(5) 174-82- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=20355346&report=abstract

SN Davis,SK Sutton,ST Vadaparampil,CD Meade,BM Rivers,MV Patel,JF Torres-Roca,RV Heysek,P Spiess,J Pow-Sang,PB Jacobsen,CK Gwede (2014) "Informed decision making among first-degree relatives of prostate cancer survivors: a pilot randomized trial.", Contemporary clinical trials 39(5) 327-34- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=25465497&report=abstract

SN Davis,SM Christy,EA Chavarria,R Abdulla,SK Sutton,AR Schmidt,ST Vadaparampil,GP Quinn,VN Simmons,CB Ufondu,C Ravindra,I Schultz,RG Roetzheim,D Shibata,CD Meade,CK Gwede (2017) "A randomized controlled trial of a multicomponent, targeted, low-literacy educational intervention compared with a nontargeted intervention to boost colorectal cancer screening with fecal immunochemical testing in community clinics.", Cancer 123(5) 1390-1400- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=27906448&report=abstract

SN Davis,S Govindaraju,B Jackson,KR Williams,SM Christy,ST Vadaparampil,GP Quinn,D Shibata,R Roetzheim,CD Meade,CK Gwede (2018) "Recruitment Techniques and Strategies in a Community-Based Colorectal Cancer Screening Study of Men and Women of African Ancestry.", Nursing research 67(5) 212-221- http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=29698327&report=abstract

Scholarly Activities
American Association for Cancer Education (2014)

American Public Health Association (APHA) (2000)

North American Primary Care Research Group (2017)

Society of Behavioral Medicine (2007)