Dr. Stephan Davis

Assistant Professor and Director, Master of Health Administration Program

Dr. Stephan DavisEducation & Experience:
I hold a doctorate of nursing practice in executive healthcare leadership, systems, and policy from Yale University. I completed my master’s degree in health systems administration at Georgetown, and a Bachelor of Science in nursing at the University of Maryland. Prior to joining the School of Public Health, I served as Clinical Assistant Professor and Liaison for Clinical Agencies and Innovative Partnerships at the Lewis College of Nursing and Health Professions at Georgia State University. Before my transition to academia, I served in executive-level roles for both hospitals and health systems. I also provide consultation to healthcare organizations related to leadership development and issues of diversity, inclusion, and equity.

Teaching Areas & Public Health Interests:
I have taught courses in leadership and management, as well as health policy, for both nursing and health administration students. I also teach practicing healthcare executives across the nation through talks and seminars provided through healthcare organizations and professional associations. My public health interests are primarily focused on reducing health disparities for vulnerable populations. I have been able to fulfill my passion for social justice through serving on boards of Federally Qualified Health Centers, and my work on national committees and task forces dedicated to improving health equity.

Professional Activities & Awards:
I am a fellow and national faculty member of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). I have taught courses for ACHE at the annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership, as well as special seminars, local chapter meetings, regional conferences, and national webinars. I am also an ACHE-approved executive coach. In 2017, I received a national ACHE service award for my contributions to the field of healthcare management. I am the 2020-2021 Chair of the ACHE LGBTQ Forum and I have recently been appointed by the ACHE Chairman and Board of Governors to serve as Regent-at-Large for ACHE District 4, which includes Texas, my home state of Missouri, and 8 other states. My 3-year appointment to the ACHE Council of Regents will begin in March of 2021. I also serve as Chair of the Quality and Safety Faculty Forum for the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

I am a member of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE), the professional society dedicated to advancing Black healthcare leaders. I am a member of the National Association for Healthcare Quality and a certified professional in healthcare quality (CPHQ) Additionally, I hold membership and certification as a healthcare finance professional with the Healthcare Financial Management Association (HFMA). I am a founding member and fellow of the Society of Nurse Scientists, Innovators, Entrepreneurs, and Leaders (SONSIEL). I serve on the board of directors of Yale School of Nursing Alumni Association, and on the national membership committee of the American Organization for Nursing Leadership (AONL). I hold additional board certifications in executive nursing practice and academic nursing education. I am a Myers-Briggs Certified Practitioner and a Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach.

Scholarly Interests:
As a scholar-practitioner, I have primarily focused on bringing evidence-based solutions to the practice environment. I am currently pursuing research related to explicit and implicit biases toward racial and gender and sexual minorities in healthcare leadership. I am also very interested in the scholarship of teaching and learning, both within academic institutions and in practice. In particular, I am concerned with the ways in which we measure outcomes for leadership development education and the advancement of competencies and individual leader effectiveness over time.

Link to Dr. Davis Curriculum Vitae:

Link to Dr. Davis University Profile: