Faculty Profile

Rachel  Davis, PhD

Rachel Davis, PhD

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences
  • Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior
  • University of South Carolina
  • Columbia, South Carolina 29208

Dr. Davis's research explores how cultural factors influence the effectiveness of tailored health behavior interventions and the acquisition of health-related data via interviewer-administered surveys. She is also interested in developing new survey-based measures of cultural constructs. Her work currently focuses on dietary behaviors and chronic disease management among Latino and African American populations.

  • PhD, Health Behavior & Health Education, University of Michigan, 2008
  • Certificate, , Institute for Social Research, Program in Methodology, University of Michigan, 2005
  • MPH, Health Behavior & Health Education, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2002
  • B.A., Political Science/Comparative Area Studies, Duke University, 1992