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Sharon K. Davis, M.Ed., M.P.A., Ph.D.

Senior Scientist, Social and Behavioral Research Branch
Head, Social Epidemiology Research Unit

Selected Publications

Davis SK, Liu Y, Gibbons GH. Disparities in trends of hospitalization for potentially preventable chronic conditions among African Americans during the 1990s: implications and benchmarks. Am J Pub Health, 93:447-455. 2003. [PubMed]

Din-Dzietham R, Nembhard N, Collins R, Davis SK. Perceived stress following race-based discrimination at work is associated with hypertension in African-Americans. The Metro Atlanta Heart Disease Study, 1999-2001. The Metro Atlanta Heart Study. Social Sciences and Medicine, 58: 449-461. 2004. [PubMed]

Davis SK, Liu Y, Collins R, Rebecca Din-Dzietham.  Stress-related racial discrimination and hypertension likelihood in a population-based sample of African Americans: The Metro Atlanta Heart Disease Study.  Ethnicity & Disease, 15:585-593. 2005. [PubMed]

Duncan D, Collins R, Din-Dzietham, Davis SK.  Physical activity and incident of hypertension among Blacks: No Relationship?  Preventing Chronic Disease, 3:3. 2006. [PubMed]

Berry J, Flowers CR, Davis SK.  Examining racial disparities in colorectal cancer care. Journ of Psychosocial Oncology. Volume 27; 1, 2009. [PubMed]

Berry J, Caplan L, Davis SK, Minor P, Counts-Spriggs M, Glover R, Ogunlade V, Bumpers K, Kahn J, Brawley OW, Lowers C. A black-white comparison of the quality of stage-specific colon cancer treatment. Cancer, 116(3):713-22. 2010. [PubMed]

Baltrus P, Shim R, Watson L, Davis SK. Socioeconomic Position, Stress and Cortisol in Relation to Waist Circumference in African American and White Women. Ethn Dis, 20:376-382. 2010. [PubMed]

Quarrels R, Liu J, Davis SK. Social determinants of cardiovascular disease risk factor presence among rural and urban Black and White men.  Jour of Men's Health.  (9)2:120-126. 2012. [PubMed]
Davis SK, Quarells R, Gibbons GH.  A Comprehensive Cardiovascular Disease Lifestyle Treatment Controlled Trial Among High-Risk African Americans.  Open Jou Preventive Med, (3)9: 526-533. 2013. [FullText]

Clinical Trial:  Genomics, Environmental Factors, and Social Determinants of Cardiovascular Disease in African-Americans Study (GENE-FORECAST)

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Posted: May 19, 2014