Dr. Sandra Davis

Dr. Sandra Davis
Title:
Associate Professor; Assistant Dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Faculty:
Associate
Office:
Foggy Bottom Campus
Address:
1919 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
Suite 500
Washington, D.C. 20006
Phone:
202-994-4980
Email:
davissl@gwu.edu

Sandra Davis, PhD, DPM, CRNP-BC is an associate professor and assistant dean for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at the school of nursing. At the beginning of 2017, Dr. Davis co-led an advisory council charged to promote diversity, equity and inclusion at the school before being appointed to a newly created assistant dean role later that year. Previously, she was the director of Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner program before stepping down to focus on diversity initiatives. Dr. Davis began her career in podiatry, where she spent years in private practice before transitioning to a career in nursing. She has been in academia for the over 16 years serving in both faculty and administrative roles. She currently teaches in the MSN program and her research focuses on health care disparities, social determinants of health and simulation in nursing. In 2016, Dr. Davis was selected as an AACN/Wharton Executive Leadership Fellow.

Current Research

  • Health care disparities
  • Social determinants of health
  • Simulation in nursing

Education

  • Drexel University, PhD
  • Temple University, Doctor of Podiatric Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania, MSN
  • Temple University, BSN
  • Wellesley College, BA

Publications

Davis, S., Sheingold, B., Zeiger, R. (2016). Teaching caregiver care to advanced practice nurses: The intersection of technology, online support and social capital. Journal of Nursing Education and Practice, 6(11).

Wright, K., Davis, S. (2015). Student feedback to enhance student support services in a Blackboard Community: A quality improvement project. American Journal of Educational Research, 3, 1040-1044.

Davis, S. & Chapa, D. (2015). Social determinants of health: Knowledge to effective action for change. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 11(4), 424-429.

Posey, L., Davis, S., Briggs, L., Sheingold, B. (July, 2014). Communities of inquiry in online nurse practitioner education. The Journal for Nurse Practitioners, 10(10), e77-e86.
Davis, S. (2014). Mentoring and the use of innovative curriculum design to develop a global nurse leader. Minority Nurse Magazine, Winter 2014, 44-46.

Distinctions

AACN/Wharton Executive Leadership Fellow — American Association of Colleges of Nursing (2016)