Division 54 President
Ann M. Davis, PhD, MPH, ABPP (2018)
Dr. Davis received her Bachelor's degree from the University of Kansas in English and Psychology, and her Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Western Michigan University. She completed an APA-approved internship at Father Flanagan's Boys Home in Omaha Nebraska, and a two year research fellowship at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She joined the University of Kansas Medical Center Department of Pediatrics in 2001, where she is now a tenured Professor, and recipient of the Ralph L. Smith Professorship in Pediatrics. Dr. Davis has published widely, has been actively involved in professional psychology activities at the national level, and has successfully worked with her team to develop a program of federally funded research. She was recently awarded a 5-year $1.9 million R01 grant from NIH to study the effectiveness of a mobile family based behavioral group pediatric obesity treatment program called iAmHealthy, and is also heavily involved in the IDeA States Pediatric Clinical Trials Network (ISPCTN). She is also interested in the care of children with feeding problems, as well as the use of qualitative methods, and innovative study design. Dr. Davis is an active clinician as part of a multidisciplinary team, and also has administrative roles including Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and Director of the Center for Children's Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition. Outside of her institution, Dr. Davis has served as a reviewer for the NIH, and recently completed a three year term on the Committee on Division APA Relations (CODAPAR) with the American Psychological Association.