Faculty Profile

Rachel Davis

Rachel Davis, PhD

  • Adjunct Associate Professor, Nutritional Sciences

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

    Email: RDavis@mailbox.sc.edu
    Phone: 803-777-6177

    Department of Health Promotion, Education and Behavior, University of South Carolina
    Columbia, South Carolina 29208

    Areas of Expertise: Nutrition