Dr. Davis is an Associate Professor of Sociology and African American Studies at Florida State University. She is also a Research Associate with the Center for Demography and Population Health at Florida State University. Dr. Davis earned a Doctorate of Philosophy in Sociology from the University of California at Berkeley and specializes in health and work equity research. Dr. Davis was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the National Poverty Fellows Program at the University of Michigan.
Through teaching and scholarship, Dr. Davis employs an intersectionality approach when examining how racial, gender and class-based biases shape health outcomes within low-skilled workplaces and low-resource communities. As a special needs advocate, Dr. Davis works with care givers and community groups seeking to secure sustainable and equitable outcomes when encountering unjust circumstances.