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James Davis, Ph.D., M.S.

James Davis, Ph.D., M.S.

Associate Professor & Senior Biostatistician

Office: MEB 411 D
(808) 692-1806


  • Ph.D. Immunology
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA – 1972
  • M.S. Epidemiology
    University of Washington, Seattle
    Seattle, WA – 1986
  • M.S. Environmental Health
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA – 1970

Research Focus

Health services research, ethnicity and epidemiology, osteoporosis, cancer research, and virology.

Selected Publications

  • Obana KK, Davis J. Racial disparities in the prevalence of arthritis among Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders, Whites, and Asians. Hawaii Journal of Medicine & Public Health. 2016 Jun;75(6):155-161. PubMed PMID: 27413625; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4928514.
  • Lim E, Mbowe O, Lee ASW, Davis J. Effect of environmental exposure to hydrogen sulfide on central nervous system and respiratory function: a systematic review of human studies. International Journal of Occupational and Environmental Health. 2016 Jan;22(1):80-90. doi:10.1080/10773525.2016.1145881. PubMed PMID: 27128692; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4894269.
  • Inouye J, Li D, Davis J, Arakaki R. Psychosocial and clinical outcomes of a cognitive behavioral therapy for Asians and Pacific Islanders with type 2 diabetes: a randomized clinical trial. Hawaii Journal of Medicine & Public Health. 2015 Nov;74(11):360-368. PubMed PMID: 26568899; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4642496.
  • Juarez DT, Guimaraes A, Seto B, Davis JW. Medicare reimbursement to opthalmologists: a comparison of Hawaii to other states. Hawaii Journal of Medicine & Public Health. 2015 May;74(5):169-173. PubMed PMID: 26019986; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4443616.
  • Tsai PJS, Davis J, Bryant-Greenwood G. Systemic and placental leptin and its receptors in pregnancies associated with obesity. Reproductive Sciences. 2015 Feb;22(2):189-197. doi:10.1177/1933719114537718. PubMed PMID: 24899470; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4287602.

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