Kia L. Davis, ScD, MPH

Kia L. Davis, ScD, MPH

Assistant Professor of Surgery


Graduate School

ScD, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, MA, 2015
MPH, St. Louis University School of Public Health, St. Louis, MO, 2007

Post Doctoral Education

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cancer Health Disparities Training Program (T32), University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, NC, 2015-2017


Research Interests

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

PubMed page for Dr. Davis

Research Profile


Contact Information

660 S. Euclid Ave.
Campus Box 8100
St. Louis MO 63110
(314) 747-8069