Louise Davies is senior faculty of 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. As a Fulbright Global Scholar for the 2017–2018 academic year, she did research on thyroid cancer in Japan and learned new research methods for patient experience research and clinical trials at the Universities of Oxford and Bristol in England. She is bringing her deepened skill set back to the U.S., to enhance her research portfolio and to spread new ideas and collaborations.
Davies received her research training in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington as a VA scholar. As a cancer epidemiologist with a focus on thyroid cancer, she has served as a subject matter expert reviewer for the USPSTF on thyroid cancer screening, and is currently serving on a task force for the International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France to make recommendations about thyroid monitoring after nuclear accidents. As a faculty member at Dartmouth, she developed and for ten years taught the course in qualitative research methods at The Dartmouth Institute, and has served as research mentor to more than a dozen graduate students. She has a keen interest in using mixed-methods research approaches to enhance quantitative knowledge, to improve healthcare, and to support clinical trial implementation. In that vein, she 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.
Chen AY, Davies L
Cancer|2019 Jul 15
Ogrinc G, Armstrong GE, Dolansky MA, Singh MK, Davies L
Acad Med|2019 Apr 16
Davies L, Roman BR, Fukushima M, Ito Y, Miyauchi A
JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg|2019 Apr 1
American Head and Neck Society Endocrine Section clinical consensus statement: North American quality statements and evidence-based multidisciplinary workflow algorithms for the evaluation and management of thyroid nodules.
Meltzer CJ, Irish J, Angelos P, Busaidy NL, Davies L, Dwojak S, Ferris RL, Haugen BR, Harrell RM, Haymart MR, McIver B, Mechanick JI, Monteiro E, Morris JC 3rd, Morris LGT, Odell M, Scharpf J, Shaha A, Shin JJ, Shonka DC Jr, Thompson GB, Tuttle RM, Urken ML, Wiseman SM, Wong RJ, Randolph G
Head Neck|2019 Apr
Davies L, Petitti DB, Woo M, Lin JS
Ann Intern Med|2018 Dec 4