Louise Davies is senior faculty of and research fellowship director for the VA Outcomes Group, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in White River Junction, Vermont, where she also serves as chief of otolaryngology—head & neck surgery. She was appointed a Fulbright Global Scholar for the 2017–2018 academic year, and will perform research aimed at helping increase the public’s understanding of and uptake of surveillance strategies as a way to mitigate the problem of overdiagnosis. Davies will be at Kuma Hospital in Kobe, Japan, in the fall, where she will learn new surgical techniques and interview patients, staff, and physicians in Japan who have been part of their groundbreaking thyroid cancer monitoring program. In the spring, she will study advanced techniques and strategies for using narrative patient data with the Health Experiences Research Group at Oxford University in England. She will use the data she gathers in Japan to create modules for the public, to inform their decisions regarding thyroid cancer treatment.
In addition to being a Fulbright Scholar, Davies was a senior fellow in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program. She develops and teaches courses at The Dartmouth Institute in qualitative research methods and has served as research mentor to more than a dozen graduate students at Dartmouth. She has a keen interest in using mixed-methods research approaches to advance the science of healthcare improvement, and is the co-lead of the SQUIRE Publication Guidelines leadership team (www.squire-statement.org)
Davies earned a BS from the University of Vermont, her MD from the University of Washington School of Medicine, and her MS from the University of Washington School of Public Health.
Togawa K, Ahn HS, Auvinen A, Bauer AJ, Brito JP, Davies L, Kesminiene A, Laurier D, Ostroumova E, Pacini F, Reiners C, Shinkarev S, Thomas G, Tronko M, Vaccarella S, Schüz J
Lancet Oncol|2018 Oct
Haymart MR, Davies L
Davies L, Petitti DB, Martin L, Woo M, Lin JS
Ann Intern Med|2018 Jul 3
Koczwara B, Stover AM, Davies L, Davis MM, Fleisher L, Ramanadhan S, Schroeck FR, Zullig LL, Chambers DA, Proctor E
J Oncol Pract|2018 Jun
Francis DO, Sherman AE, Hovis KL, Bonnet K, Schlundt D, Garrett CG, Davies L
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg|2018 May 1