Department of Medicine

University of Pittsburgh

Esa Matius Davis, MD, MPH


Assistant Professor of Medicine

Office: 230 McKee Place, Suite 600
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4862
Fax: 412-692-4838

BS in Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1993
MD, New Jersey Medical School, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ), 1997
MPH (Epidemiology), Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 2002

Family Medicine Residency, Overlook Hospital, New Jersey, 2000
Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program Research Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, 2002
General Internal Medicine and National Research Service Award Fellowship, Johns Hopkins University, 2003

Area of Specialization/Research Interest  
Obesity and cardiovascular diseases in women
Health disparities
Maternal weight gain and retention
Psychobiological determinants of chronic disease
Mixed-method research designs
Research education

Dr. Davis is a practicing physician who is board-certified in family medicine. She is also a clinical researcher who has conducted both qualitative and quantitative studies. Her research focuses on understanding the complex interrelationships among psychosocial, behavioral, cultural, biological, and perinatal factors that contribute to obesity among women, especially those in minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged groups.

Recent Grants
Title: Obesity and outcomes in cardiomyopathy
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: School of Medicine PATHS Program Grant, University of Pittsburgh
Start Year: 2012
End Year: 2013
Title: Departmental Junior Faculty Scholars Award
Role: Principal Investigator
Funding Agency: University of Pittsburgh
Start Year: 2011
End Year: 2013
Title: Comparative Effectiveness of Screening for Gestational Diabetes
Role: Career Development in CER
Funding Agency: AHRQ
Start Year: 2010
End Year: 2013

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