Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhD
Elizabeth Mayer-Davis, PhDProfessor and Chair Curriculum Vitae Biosketch
Dr. Elizabeth Mayer-Davis is the Chair of the Department of Nutrition at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She studies the epidemiology and natural history of type 1 and type 2 diabetes in children and adults. Her work involves translational research to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions designed to facilitate improvement in diabetes self-management, metabolic status, and quality of life for individuals with type 1 and type 2 diabetes who live in medically underserved communities.
Dr. Mayer-Davis is currently the national chairperson of the SEARCH for Diabetes in Youth Study, a multi-center study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), and also serves as principal investigator for the SEARCH Carolina Site. Her Flexible Lifestyles study (FL3X), on which she is Co-Principal Investigator, was recently awarded a $7 million dollar grant. At UNC, she is also Co-PI of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) and an active member of The North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (Nc TraCS).
In 2011, Dr. Mayer-Davis was appointed by President Barack Obama to the Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion and Integrative and Public Health. Dr. Mayer-Davis is also Past-President, health care and education, for the American Diabetes Association. Her past service with ADA includes numerous national appointments, including a term on the board of directors, as well as roles on the publications policy committee, the cardiometabolic risk initiative subcommittee and the healthcare reform task force.