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Bill Davis

Contributing Faculty
Davis Sumner

College of Health Sciences

School of Health Sciences

Degree ProgramPh.D. Public Health

W. Sumner "Bill" Davis is a widely recognized Medical Research Scientist, Educator, Epidemiologist, and Community Health Psychologist. He is currently a consultant in the areas of Public Health and Infection Control in Northern New England and is a senior medical board member at InCODE Technology. 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 with a focus on Medieval History and Systematics, a Masters of Science in Human Services specializing Community Health Psychology, a Masters in Healthcare Administration, and a Masters of Science in Criminal Justice. He is currently completing a Masters of Science in Forensic Psychology and a Masters is Science in Biomedical diagnostics at Arizona State University. 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.

His faculty experience includes being a member of the faculty at Husson University teaching undergraduate psychology and human development, and graduate level behavior modification, at Unity College, teaching psychology for educators, human development, and group process, and at New England College teaching graduate courses in healthcare ethics, and at Walden University as a mentor for doctoral candidates in the PhD in Health Sciences program, and as a mentor for doctoral candidates n the Dr.PH in Public Health program, as well as providing URR work 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, and the International Epidemiological Association, and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Dr. Davis is a regular contributor for a number of journals, and is a peer-reviewer for Military Medicine, as well as 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.

Education

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

MS, 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

Publications

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

Presentations

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

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