Lisa P. Davis
Lisa Pullen Davis serves as the Project Leader of the Community Connections and Collaborations Core (C4). She is a health behaviorist and received a PhD in Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a MSPH from the University of South Carolina. Dr. Pullen Davis has extensive community-based public health and research expertise in diabetes, pediatric obesity, minority health, qualitative methods, and training design and facilitation. She has been at Duke for 5 years and most recently served as Senior Project Manager for the Durham Diabetes Coalition which was recognized as an international case study honoree by C3 Collaborating for Health based in the United Kingdom. She has trained multiple groups including health care professionals, community members, and students to use the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Diabetes Today materials to develop diabetes coalitions in local communities across the United States. Dr. Pullen Davis has received several awards and honors for her work including the Ethel Jean Jackson Health Education Practice Award, Association of Schools of Public Health Prevention Research Center fellowship, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Minority Presence Fellowship, University of South Carolina Outstanding Master’s Student Award, Association for the Advancement of Health Education Major of the Year Award, and the Howard C. Barnhill Award. She is dedicated to meeting the community “where they are” and working collaboratively to address social determinants of health and implementing successful public health programs that move the needle on population health while meeting community needs.