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  • Sharon K. Davis, M.Ed., M.P.A., Ph.D.
    Director, Social Epidemiology Research Center
    Associate Professor, Community Health and Preventive Medicine

    Dr. Davis was a Senior Research Scientist at Harvard School of Public Health in the Department of Health and Social Behavior and Director of the Center for Minority Health Policy Research and Disease Prevention prior to joining the faculty of Morehouse School of Medicine.  She also held a joint academic appointment in the Department of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and was an Associate Epidemiologist in the Division of Preventive Medicine at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital.  Dr. Davis received graduate degrees from Northeastern University and from Harvard University Kennedy School of Government.  She earned a PhD in Health and Social Policy Research from Brandeis University and received subsequent postdoctoral training Health Economics and Health Services Research from the University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health.  She later received additional training in Epidemiology and Community-Based Cardiovascular Disease Prevention at the Center for Research in Disease Prevention at Stanford University School of Medicine.  Her research activities are focused on various aspects of cardiovascular disease health outcomes in African Americans, including intervention, determinants of psychosocial risk factors, and the effects of public health policies.  She is principal investigator and co-investigator on numerous research projects funded by the American Heart Association, the National Institutes of Health, the Center for Chronic Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.