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Teaniese “Tina” Latham Davis, PhD, MPH


Dr. Tina Davis is a behavioral scientist with a focus on intervention development and evaluation. Dr. Davis has extensive experience adapting evidence-based health interventions for specific populations using mixed methods research. She is especially interested in promoting strategies for engaging in healthy decision-making among adolescents and young adults. Other areas of special interest include exploring the use of peer educators and alternate modalities for supporting and promoting healthy behavior. Dr. Davis is currently working with teams at KP Georgia, Mid-Atlantic States, and Colorado to examine virtual visit utilization across regions and factors associated with visit modality.

Dr. Davis is a member of Evaluation and Research Committee (ERC) for the Social Needs Network for Evaluation and Translation (SONNET). Dr. Davis is leading two SONNET-related evaluations. One will examine social needs among members whose race is not documented in KP’s electronic health record. The second will assess KP’s new Digital Social Needs Screening program.

Dr. Davis is the qualitative methods lead for multiple studies examining racial and ethnic disparities in COVID-19 among KP members. This research focuses on understanding KP members’ experiences navigating their COVID diagnoses, health-seeking behaviors, and barriers and facilitators to COVID-19 mitigation. This work also centers engaging community advisory boards to participate in the research process and provide key feedback before finalizing the study methods and data collection tools.

Dr. Davis is also excited to serve as Co-Investigator on a feasibility study of a basketball-based adaptation of the National Diabetes Prevention Program. The goal of this project is to test the feasibility and effectiveness of using recreational basketball and increase participation in the KPGA National Diabetes Prevention Program among 18-44-year-old members.

Prior to joining the Center for Research and Evaluation, Dr. Davis spent over a decade conducting research in academia. She started on the front lines of public health as a health educator and transitioned into a behind the scenes role exploring the science of health education and interventions from a different role. Her goal is to bring her implementation science experience to Kaiser Permanente. Dr. Davis enjoys collaborating and growing with the team at the Center for Research and Evaluation and looks forward to continuing this research journey together.

PhD, University of Georgia College of Public Health, 2012
MPH, University of Maryland, College Park, 2004
Bachelor of Arts, Spelman College, 2001

Research Interests
Implementation science, intervention development, intervention adaptation, adolescence, sexual behavior, substance use, peer education

Featured Publications:

Davis TL, Mittal M, Oragwu AC, Wang MQ, Boekeloo BO. Examining HIV Diagnosis and Linkage to PrEP Prescription Among Members at An Integrated Health System in the Southeast United States. AIDS Behav. 2022 Sep 12;. doi: 10.1007/s10461-022-03812-4. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 36097086.

Davis TL, Schäfer WLA, Blake SC, Close S, Balbale SN, Perry JE, Zarate RP, Ingram M, Strople J, Johnson JK, Holl JL, Raval MV. A qualitative examination of barriers and facilitators of pediatric enhanced recovery protocol implementation among 18 pediatric surgery services. Implement Sci Commun. 2022 Aug 18;3(1):91. doi: 10.1186/s43058-022-00329-8. PubMed PMID: 35982503; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC9389824.

Selected Publications

Davis T, DiClemente RJ, Prietula M. Using ADAPT-ITT to Modify a Telephone-Based HIV Prevention Intervention for SMS Delivery: Formative Study. JMIR formative research. 2020;4(10):e22485.

Vacek J, Davis T, Many BT, et al (2020). A baseline assessment of enhanced recovery protocol implementation at pediatric surgery practices performing inflammatory bowel disease operations [published online ahead of print, 2020 Jun 27]. J Pediatr Surg. 2020;S0022-3468(20)30441-3. doi:10.1016/j.jpedsurg.2020.06.021

Davis, T. L., Prietula, M., and DiClemente, R. J. (2016). Moving mHealth Forward:  The landscape and core characteristics. Journal of Medical Internet Research.

Mercer Kollar, L. M., Davis, T. L., Monahan, J. L., Samp, J. A., Coles, V., Bradley, E. L. P., Sales, J. M., Rose, E., and DiClemente, R. J. (2016). Do as I say: Efficacy of an intervention to promote sexual assertiveness. Health Education Behavior, 1-9, DOI: 10.1177/1090198116630528.

Davis, T. L., Boyce, L.S., Rose, E., Swartzendruber, A., Diclemente, R.J., Gelaude, D., Fasula, A.M., and Carry, M. Lessons Learned Delivering Imara, an HIV/STI Risk-reduction Intervention for African American Girls in Juvenile Detention. Health Promotion Practice (2015).

DiClemente, R. J.; Davis, T. L.; Swartzendruber, A. L.; Fasula, A. M.; Boyce, L.; Gelaude, D.; Gray, S. C.; Hardin, J.; Rose, E.; Carry, M.; Sales, J. M.; Brown, J. L.; Staples-Horne, M. (2014). Efficacy of an HIV/STI Sexual Risk-Reduction Intervention for African American Adolescent Girls in Juvenile Detention Centers: A Randomized Controlled Trial. Women & Health, 54(8), 726-749.

DiClemente, R. J.; Bradley, E.; Davis, T. L.; Brown, J. L.; Ukuku, M.; Sales, J. M.; Rose, E. (2013). Adoption and Implementation of a Computer-delivered HIV/STD Risk-Reduction Intervention for African American Adolescent Females Seeking Services at County Health Departments: Implementation Optimization is Urgently Needed. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes, 63, Supplement 1, S66-S71.

Waldrop-Valverde, D.; Davis, T. L.; Sales, J. M.; Rose, E.; Wingood, G.; DiClemente, R. J. (2013). Sexual Concurrency among Young African American Women. Psychology, Health & Medicine, DOI:10.1080/13548506.2013.764462.

Latham, T. P., Sales, J. M., Renfro, T. L., Boyce, L. S., Rose, E., Murray, C., Wingood, G. M., and DiClemente, R. J. (2012). Employing a teen advisory board to adapt an evidence-based HIV/STD intervention for incarcerated African American adolescent women. Health Education Research, 27(5), 895-903.

Latham, T. P., Sales, J. M., Boyce, L. S., Renfro, T. L., Wingood, G. M., DiClemente, R. J., and Rose, E. (2010). Application of ADAPT-ITT: Adapting an evidence-based HIV prevention intervention for incarcerated African American Adolescent Females. Health Promotion Practice, 11(Supplement 1), 53S-60S.

Major Current Projects:

  1. Evaluating the Feasibility of Type 1 Diabetes Education and Support (T1DES) intervention to improve diabetes distress among Black young adults
    1. Funded by NIDDK
    2. Major Goals: Our goal is to test the feasibility of a culturally adapted and tailored intervention to enhance diabetes management strategies among Black young adults with T1D, addressing the pervasive racial disparity in health outcomes for this population
  2. Clinical Trial of ENhancing Recovery in CHildren Undergoing Surgery – ENRICH-US
    1. Funded by NICHD
    2. Major Goals: The ENhancing Recovery In CHildren Undergoing Surgery (ENRICH-US) study will implement an enhanced recovery protocol for children undergoing gastrointestinal surgery in 18 US hospitals to evaluate whether it improves clinical outcomes.
  3. Cabotegravir PrEP: Actionable Robust Evidence for Translation into Practice (CABARET)
    1. Funded by NIAID
    2. Major Goals: This research will investigate real-world use, clinical outcomes, and optimal investment of resources to facilitate the implementation of long-acting injectable PrEP, with the goal of maximizing impact and equity.
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