Ann M. Davis, Ph.D., MPH, ABPP

Pediatric Behavioral

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• Director, Healthy Hawks
• Director, Center for Children's Healthy Lifestyles & Nutrition

Clinical interests

Nutrition • Obesity • Infant/toddler feeding problems 
• Disruptive behavior disorders • Anxiety • Depression

Education and Training

University of Kansas: Bachelor of arts
Western Michigan University: M.A.
Western Michigan University: Ph.D. 
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center: Fellowship
University of Kansas Medical Center: Master of public health


  • Department of Pediatrics Faculty Award in Recognition of Teamwork Appreciation, joint KU Medical Center and Children's Mercy Hospital Deptartment of Pediatrics Award, 2015
  • Cheng Cho, M.D., Ph.D. Award for Excellence in Pediatrics, Deptartment of Pediatrics, KU Medical Cemter,  2012
  • Diane J. Willis Award for Outstanding Article in the Journal of Pediatric Psychology for our paper, "Comparison of a Family-Based Group Intervention for Yoths with Obesity to a Brief Individual Family Intervention: A Practical Clinical Trial of Positively Fit",  2012
  • Fellow of the American Psychological Association, Division 54 (Pediatric Psychology),  2011
  • KUMC Pediatrics-Chairman's Award for Distinction in Scholarship, 2011
  • Leone F. Mattioli, M.D., Award for Pediatric Research & Scholarship, KU Medical Center Pediatrics,  2011
  • Selected as a Fulbright Scholar Specialist (candidate) by the J William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board (FSB), the Bureau of Education and Cultural Affairs of the Department of State (ECA), and the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), 2011
  • Selected for the American Psychological Association Leadership Institute for Women in Psychology, 2010
  • Selected for the Association of American Medical Colleges Mid-career Women's Leadership Conference, 2009
  • KU Medical Center Pediatrics-Chairman's Award for Excellence in Research and Scholarship, 2007
  • School of Medicine Clinical Research Curriculum Program Fellow (K30), 2003-2006
  • Fellow, National Institutes of Health Summer Institute on Randomized Clinical Trials, 2003
  • Circle of Achievement Award, Computers and Hi-Tech Special Interest Group, Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy, 2000
  • Annual Student Research Award, Autism and Developmental Disabilities
  • Special Interest Group, Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy


  • Center for Physical Activity, Nutrition and Weight Management
  • Vice Chair, Special Interest Group on Pediatric Obesity, Division 54, American Psychological Association
  • Invited Member, Infant Mental Health Advisory Board, Project EAGLE
  • Invited Member, Pediatric Obesity Best Practices Committee, University of Kansas
  • Kansas Psychological Association
  • Division 54, Society of Pediatric Psychology, American Psychological Association
  • American Academy of Pediatrics 
Last modified: Aug 22, 2017

Ann Davis, Ph.D., MPH, ABPP


Ann M. Davis, Ph.D., MPH, ABPP

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