Gary L. Davis

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Associate Professor, Biobehavioral Health & Population Sciences
Associate Director, Center for Rural Mental Health Studies
Member, Duluth Medical Research Institute
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  • Telemental health consultation to rural primary care clinics
  • Health effects of adverse childhood experiences
  • Biobehavioral factors in stress and addiction

Education, Professional License and Practice Focus

  • 1968 B.S. in Psychology, Michigan State University
  • 1970 M.A. in Clinical Psychology, University of Connecticut
  • 1970-71 APA-approved internship in Clinical Psychology, Upstate Medical Center, SUNY, Syracuse NY
  • 1972 Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, University of Connecticut
  • Diplomate in Psychopharmacology
  • Diplomate in Serious Mental Illness

Professional License and Practice Focus

  • Licensed Psychologist, Minnesota
  • Cognitive-behavioral treatment of mood and anxiety disorders
  • Primary care behavioral health televideo consultations

Teaching (current)

  • Medical Psychology: Interviewing
  • Human Behavioral Development and Problems
  • Objective Structured Clinical Examination (OSCE)
  • Introduction to Rural Medicine

Selected Publications

Davis, G., Boulger, J., Hovland, J. & Hoven, N. (2006). The integration of telemental health service into rural primary medical care. Journal of Agricultural Safety and Health, in press.

al’Absi, M., Hatsukami, D., and Davis, G. (2005). Attenuated adrenocorticotropic responses to psychological stress are associated with early smoking relapse. Psychopharmacology, 181,107-117.

al’Absi, M., Hatsukami, D., Davis, G., and Wittmers, L. (2004). Prospective examination of smoking abstinence on cortisol and withdrawal symptoms as predictors of early smoking relapse. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 73, 267-278.

Hoffman, R. & Davis G. (1994). Prospective validity study: CPI Work Orientation and Managerial Potential Scales. Educational and Psychological Measurement, 55, 881-890.

Davis, G. & Brissett, D. (1993). Experiencing Behcet's Disease: A view from 211 patients. La Revue de Medecine Interne, 13 (Suppl. 1),69s.

Davis, G. & Brissett, D. (1993). Experiencing Behcet's Disease: A view from 245 patients. In B. Wechsler and P. Godeau (Eds.), Behcet's Disease.  Amsterdam, Netherlands: Elsevier Science Publishers.

Davis, G., al’Absi,M., & Hovland, J. (2006). The assessment of stress in research and clinical settings. In M. al’Absi (Ed.) Stress and Addiction: Biological and Psychological Mechanisms, Elsevier (in press)

Crouse, B., Davis, G., & Boulger, J. (2002). Family medicine commentary: The rural community. In B. Stamm (Ed.), Behavioral Health Care in Rural and Frontier Areas: An Interdisciplinary Handbook, Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

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