Kia Davis, ScD, MPH

Practice Surveillance Co-Lead

Dr. Davis is an applied social epidemiologist. Broadly, she is interested in reducing cancer health disparities by informing organizational and policy change. Her research program will focus on the relationships between socioeconomic status, stress, and cancer risk factors in underserved communities with an eye towards: Understanding stress as a potential mediating pathway in the relationship between socioeconomic status and cancer risk factors; Improving measurement of socioenvironmental stressors in diverse populations and using methods that allow for a more comprehensive measurement of stressors that one may encounter; and Developing scalable interventions to reduce the burden of cancer risk in communities of color