Pamela Lee Davidson

Title(s)Recalled Professor, Health Policy And Management
SchoolPublic Health
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    University of North Carolina, CharlotteB.S.12/1982Biological Sciences
    California State University, Long BeachM.S.05/1988Health Sciences
    University of California, Los AngelesPh.D.12/1995Health Policy and Management
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    Who's Who in Health Sciences Education (WWHSE)2003Academic Keys
    National Scholastic Honorary Society2008Upsilon Phi Delta Membership
    PILOT: Public Health Initiative Leaders of Tomorrow2016  - 2017Faculty Advisor

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    Dr. Pamela Davidson's expertise is in evaluation research design and methods, strategic planning, and leadership and professional development in translational research teams. Approximately 90% of her professional effort is spent in the UCLA research enterprise. For more than two decades she has directed large-scale multisite health services research and evaluation studies and taught graduate courses in ‘Health Services Evaluation’, ‘Organization and Management Processes’, and ‘Health Systems and Organizations’. Her research and professional activities continue to be transdisciplinary in medicine, public health, dentistry, life sciences, management, and nursing. Early in her career as a health services researcher, Dr. Davidson focused on utilization of health services and health outcomes, particularly among underrepresented minority groups. This research generated empirical evidence using methods such as, population based surveys, clinical examinations, and multi-level statistical analysis that could be used to guide policy, programmatic, and delivery system changes to improve access and access outcomes. Her other contributions include conceptualizing, measuring, and analyzing the effects of contextual variables on individual and population health behaviors and health outcomes.

    By mid-career, Dr. Davidson gained expertise in applied evaluation research and participated on the leadership team that developed and launched the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI). Her studies in organizational change and development coupled with expertise in design and methods are useful in evaluating this large-scale change initiative (competitive renewal awarded 2016-2021). She serves as the director of the CTSI-Evaluation Core and has previously served as a member of the CTSI-Education and KL2 CREST Committees. Currently as the CTSI-Evaluation leader, Dr. Davidson collaborates with members of the national CTSA Program and the UC BRAID regional network [Biomedical Research Acceleration Integration and Development] to evaluate and improve the CTSA hubs and regional and national networks.

    In 2014, Dr. Davidson became a Co-Leader of the newly awarded NIH sponsored Diversity Program Consortium Center for Coordination and Evaluation at UCLA (2014-2019). Her professional effort is shared as a co-leader on the CEC and the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute, Evaluation Core. These organizations are complementary. The CTSA Program is developing an integrated network connecting 50+ CTSA hubs for conducting translational science at research intensive academic medical centers nationally. The CTSA Program has the potential for accelerating translational science, improving population health, and contributing as an economic engine to drive biomedical research for the country. The CEC is concerned with promoting diversity in biomedical research to ensure under-represented groups have opportunities to lead and become substantially more represented in the future biomedical workforce.

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    UCLA Clinical Translational Science Institute
    NIH UL1TR001881Jul 1, 2016 - May 31, 2022
    Role: Leader, Evaluation
    NIH Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA
    NIH U54GM119024Sep 26, 2014 - Jun 30, 2024
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator
    NIH Diversity Program Consortium Coordination and Evaluation Center at UCLA
    NIH U54MD009508Sep 26, 2014 - Jun 30, 2019
    Role: Co-Principal Investigator

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    1. A participatory approach to evaluating a national training and institutional change initiative: the BUILD longitudinal evaluation. BMC Proc. 2017; 11(Suppl 12):15. Davidson PL, Maccalla NMG, Afifi AA, Guerrero L, Nakazono TT, Zhong S, Wallace SP. PMID: 29375658; PMCID: PMC5773880.
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    2. Collaboration in Action: Measuring and Improving Contracting Performance in the University of California Contracting Network. Res Manag Rev. 2017; 22(1):28-41. Tran T, Bowman-Carpio L, Buscher N, Ford JJ, Jenkins E, Kalay HN, Nakazono T, Orescan H, Sak R, Shin I, Davidson P. PMID: 29977108; PMCID: PMC6029617.
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    3. Assessing Researcher Needs for a Virtual Biobank. Biopreserv Biobank. 2017 Jun; 15(3):203-210. van Draanen J, Davidson P, Bour-Jordan H, Bowman-Carpio L, Boyle D, Dubinett S, Gardner B, Gardner J, McFall C, Mercola D, Nakazono T, Soares S, Stoppler H, Tempero M, Vandenberg S, Wan YJ, Dry S. PMID: 27929677; PMCID: PMC5749588.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 8     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    4. NIH Career Development Awards in Clinical and Translational Science Award institutions: distinguishing characteristics of top performing sites. Clin Transl Sci. 2014 Dec; 7(6):470-5. Guerrero LR, Nakazono T, Davidson PL. PMID: 25044058; PMCID: PMC4361077.
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    5. Neighborhood socio-economic disadvantage and race/ethnicity as predictors of breast cancer stage at diagnosis. BMC Public Health. 2013 Nov 11; 13:1061. Flores YN, Davidson PL, Nakazono TT, Carreon DC, Mojica CM, Bastani R. PMID: 24209733; PMCID: PMC3831816.
      View in: PubMed   Mentions: 12     Fields:    Translation:Humans
    6. Identifying and Developing Leadership Competencies in Health Research Organizations: A Pilot Study. J Health Adm Educ. 2012; 29(2):135-154. Davidson PL, Azziz R, Morrison J, Rocha J, Braun J. PMID: 29749995; PMCID: PMC5940450.
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    7. The role of the chief nurse officer in ensuring patient safety and quality. J Nurs Adm. 2011 Apr; 41(4):179-85. Disch J, Dreher M, Davidson P, Sinioris M, Wainio JA. PMID: 21430467.
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    8. Altruism in dental students. J Health Care Poor Underserved. 2011 Feb; 22(1):56-70. Carreon D, Davidson P, Andersen R, Nakazono T. PMID: 21317506.
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    9. Who will serve? Assessing recruitment of underrepresented minority and low-income dental students to increase access to dental care. J Dent Educ. 2010 Jun; 74(6):579-92. Andersen RM, Carreon DC, Davidson PL, Nakazono TT, Shahedi S, Gutierrez JJ. PMID: 20516297.
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    10. The Pipeline program at Meharry Medical College School of Dentistry. J Dent Educ. 2009 Feb; 73(2 Suppl):S83-94; discussion S94-5. Friedman JA, Thind A, Davidson PL, Farmer-Dixon C. PMID: 19237381.
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    11. The Pipeline program at the University of Southern California School of Dentistry. J Dent Educ. 2009 Feb; 73(2 Suppl):S222-34; discussion S234-5. Davidson PL, Andersen RM, Thind A, Mulligan R, Nathason N. PMID: 19237357.
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    12. Summary and implications of the Dental Pipeline program evaluation. J Dent Educ. 2009 Feb; 73(2 Suppl):S319-30. Andersen RM, Davidson PL, Atchison KA, Crall JJ, Friedman JA, Hewlett ER, Thind A. PMID: 19237366.
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    13. The Pipeline program at the University of the Pacific Arthur A. Dugoni School Of Dentistry. J Dent Educ. 2009 Feb; 73(2 Suppl):S211-20; discussion S221. Thind A, Andersen RM, Davidson PL, Glassman P. PMID: 19237356.
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    14. Revisions to dental school curricula: effects of the Pipeline program. J Dent Educ. 2009 Feb; 73(2 Suppl):S259-68. Hewlett ER, Davidson PL, Nakazono TT, Carreon DC, Gutierrez JJ, Afifi A. PMID: 19237361.
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    15. Involvement in health policy regarding oral health and dental education: effects of the Pipeline program. J Dent Educ. 2009 Feb; 73(2 Suppl):S308-18. Crall JJ, Davidson PL, Nakazono TT, Gutierrez JJ, Bai J, Andersen RM. PMID: 19237365.
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    16. Methods for evaluating change in community-based dental education. J Dent Educ. 2009 Feb; 73(2 Suppl):S37-51. Davidson PL, Nakazono TT, Afifi A, Gutierrez JJ. PMID: 19237373.
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    17. Introduction to the evaluating the Dental Pipeline program report. J Dent Educ. 2009 Feb; 73(2 Suppl):S10-14. Andersen RM, Davidson PL. PMID: 19237346.
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    18. The Pipeline program at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. J Dent Educ. 2009 Feb; 73(2 Suppl):S108-118; discussion S118-9. Davidson PL, Thind A, Friedman JA, Carreon DC, Hodge C. PMID: 19237347.
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    19. The Pipeline program at the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dentistry. J Dent Educ. 2009 Feb; 73(2 Suppl):S186-97; discussion S197-8. Gift HC, Andersen RM, Davidson PL, Thind A, Yamamoto JM, Maida CA, Marcus M. PMID: 19237354.
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    20. The evaluation framework for the Dental Pipeline program with literature review. J Dent Educ. 2009 Feb; 73(2 Suppl):S23-36. Carreon DC, Davidson PL, Andersen RM. PMID: 19237358.
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    21. Practice plans of dental school graduating seniors: effects of the Pipeline program. J Dent Educ. 2009 Feb; 73(2 Suppl):S283-96. Davidson PL, Nakazono TT, Carreon DC, Bai J, Afifi A. PMID: 19237363.
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    22. What enhances underrepresented minority recruitment to dental schools? J Dent Educ. 2007 Aug; 71(8):994-1008. Andersen RM, Carreon DC, Friedman JA, Baumeister SE, Afifi AA, Nakazono TT, Davidson PL. PMID: 17687082.
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    23. Effect of school environment on dental students' perceptions of cultural competency curricula and preparedness to care for diverse populations. J Dent Educ. 2007 Jun; 71(6):810-8. Hewlett ER, Davidson PL, Nakazono TT, Baumeister SE, Carreon DC, Freed JR. PMID: 17554098.
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    24. Influence of contextual environment and community-based dental education on practice plans of graduating seniors. J Dent Educ. 2007 Mar; 71(3):403-18. Davidson PL, Carreon DC, Baumeister SE, Nakazono TT, Gutierrez JJ, Afifi AA, Andersen RM. PMID: 17389575.
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    25. What influences dental students to serve special care patients? Spec Care Dentist. 2007 Jan-Feb; 27(1):15-22. Baumeister SE, Davidson PL, Carreon DC, Nakazono TT, Gutierrez JJ, Andersen RM. PMID: 17388225.
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    26. Sex, lies, and videos in rural China: a qualitative study of women's sexual debut and risky sexual behavior. J Sex Res. 2006 Aug; 43(3):227-35. Wang B, Davidson P. PMID: 17599245.
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    27. Role of community risk factors and resources on breast carcinoma stage at diagnosis. Cancer. 2005 Mar 01; 103(5):922-30. Davidson PL, Bastani R, Nakazono TT, Carreon DC. PMID: 15651072.
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    28. Pipeline, profession, and practice program: evaluating change in dental education. J Dent Educ. 2005 Feb; 69(2):239-48. Andersen RM, Davidson PL, Atchison KA, Hewlett E, Freed JR, Friedman JA, Thind A, Gutierrez JJ, Nakazono TT, Carreon DC. PMID: 15689608.
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    29. Effects of community factors on access to ambulatory care for lower-income adults in large urban communities. Inquiry. 2004; 41(1):39-56. Brown ER, Davidson PL, Yu H, Wyn R, Andersen RM, Becerra L, Razack N. PMID: 15224959.
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    30. A framework for evaluating safety-net and other community-level factors on access for low-income populations. Inquiry. 2004; 41(1):21-38. Davidson PL, Andersen RM, Wyn R, Brown ER. PMID: 15224958.
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    31. Access to medical care for low-income persons: how do communities make a difference? Med Care Res Rev. 2002 Dec; 59(4):384-411. Andersen RM, Yu H, Wyn R, Davidson PL, Brown ER, Teleki S. PMID: 12508702.
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    32. Toward an understanding of competency identification and assessment in health care management. Qual Manag Health Care. 2002; 11(1):14-38. Calhoun JG, Davidson PL, Sinioris ME, Vincent ET, Griffith JR. PMID: 12455340.
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