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Dr. Bill Davis

Contributing Faculty

College of Health Sciences and Public Policy

Degree Program Ph.D. Public Health

W. Sumner Davis is a Scientist, Educator, Clinical Epidemiologist, and Forensic Scientist. He is a consultant in the areas of Public Health and Infection Control in Northern New England, and has been a Senior Consultant for a number of organizations. His academic background includes a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, a Masters in Public Health, a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health Epidemiology, a Masters in Divinity and Masters of Sacred Literature with a focus on Medieval History and Systematics, a Masters of Science in Human Services specializing Community Health Psychology, a Masters in Healthcare Administration, a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice, Masters of Science in Forensic Psychology, and a Masters in Science in Health Education and Promotion. He also holds Graduate Certificates in Clinical Research Administration, Applied Project Management, and Family Systems Theory. He completed his Clinical Training at Maine Medical Center in Portland, Maine in Emergency Psychiatric Intake.

He has been a visiting professor at Husson University, Unity College, New England College, and Walden University where he serves doctoral candidates in the Ph.D and Dr.PH in Public Health program, as well as serving in the role of URR for both programs.

Dr. Davis is active in the community, having served on the Board of Directors for the Waterville Area Humane Society, and is a committee member for several non-profit organizations. He is also an active member of professional organizations including the American College of Epidemiology, National Environmental Health Association, the International Epidemiological Association. He is an inductee of The Royal Society of Canada, and Ayanay Psychological Association in the UK.

Dr. Davis is a regular contributor for a number of journals, and is a peer-reviewer for Military Medicine, an associate editor for journals of Public Health, Epidemiology, and Neurology. He currently serves as a STEM mentor for medical and health science undergraduate students. A true polymath, he is one of the most academically qualified people in the world.


BA, University of Maine at Farmington - Farmington, ME United States

MSSc, Sringfield College - Springfield, MA United States

MDiv, Bangor Theological Seminary - Bangor, ME United States

MPH, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States

PhD, Walden University - Minneapois, MN United States

Postbaccalaureate Certificate, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States

Postbaccalaureate Certificate, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States

MHA, Walden University - Minneapolis, MN United States

Public Service

EC Journal of Neurology, Associate Editor

MO Journal of Public Health, Associate Editor

Military Medicine Journal, Peer Reviewer

Humane Society, Board Member - Waterville, ME United States

Team Red, White & Blue, Instructor

MentorNet, STEM Mentor

Awards / Honors

Membership, Sigma Alpha Pi Honor Society , 2017

Membership, Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society , 2018

Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, 2018


Davis, W. Alcohol Effects on Fetal Brain Development: The Case of Cynthia. MOJ Public Health.

Davis, W. (2013). Neural Plasticity and Cognitive Development: Insights from Children with Perinatal Brain Injury. International Journal of Childbirth Education.

Davis, W., Lo, M. C., Giffen, R. P., Pakulski, . A., Bernstien, S. A., Wise, D. V. (2017). High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle Rollover Accidents and Injuries to U.S. Army Soldiers by Reported Occupant Restraint Use, 1992–2013 . Military Medicine.

Bernstein, S. A., Lo, M., Davis, W. (2017). Proposing Using Waist-to-Height Ratio as the Initial Metric for Body Fat Assessment Standards in the U.S. Army. Military Medicine.

Davis, W., Capó-Aponte, . E., Lo, M., Casto, K. L. (2016). Retrospective Case Series of US Service Members Medically Evacuated from Operations Enduring Freedom, Iraqi Freedom, and New Dawn with Blast-Re- lated Head and Facial Injuries. EC Journal of Neurology.

Davis, W. (2017). Surfing the Web with a Cave-Man Brain, or Art Appreciation 40,000 BCE. EC Journal of Neurology.

Davis, W., Van Horn, S. A. (2015). The Prevalence of Migraine in US Military Beneficiaries with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus, and Sjögren’s Syndrome: a Preliminary Study. EC Journal of Neurology.

Davis, W. Vaccine or Mask Policy: One Epidemiologists Opinion on the Ethics of this Healthcare Policy. MOJ Public Health.

Davis, W., Alexander, N., Fufaa, G. D. (2018). Association Between Child Abuse and Hypertension in Adulthood. Global Scientific Research Journal of Public Health.

Davis, W. (2018). Inflammation: the normal response to injury an editorial of the natural healing qualities.


Davis, W. (2013). Creating Mindful Communications.

Davis, W. (2016). Future Trends of Online Health Science Education.

Davis, W., Karmine, L. (2016). The ASDAT Retrospective Study. Aerospace Medical Association.

Davis, W. (2016). The Human across the Life Span. Eastern Maine Community College.

Davis, W. (2013). Transactional Analysis: Effective communication in the workplace.. Graham Behavioral Services.

Davis, W. (2018). Trauma and Chronic Disease. Central Michigan University.

Davis, W., Bernstien, S. A. (2016). Using waist to height ratio as the initial metric for body fat assessment and standards in the U S Army. Aerospace Medical Society.