Mary Davis, DrPH, MSPH

Adjunct Assistant Professor Public Health Leadership Program
Adjunct Assistant Professor Department of Health Behavior

T:(919) 451-0712

1209C Hillsborough Road

Chapel Hill, NC 27516

Dr. Mary Davis is principal and owner of Project Y Evaluation Services, LLC, specializing in public health evaluation and applied research consulting, training and technical assistance services. Dr. Davis has extensive experience with the spectrum of research designs and data collection approaches, including mixed-method designs. She has trained public health students and practitioners in evaluation methods through workshops, formal courses, technical assistance webinars, and through employment opportunities. Further, she has provided evaluation capacity building assistance to organizations, such as coalitions, public health departments, and foundations.

In her 20 year career, Dr. Davis has worked in academia at the University of North Carolina, Gillings School of Global Public Health as well as a national member association and a for-profit consulting firm. Her areas of expertise include preparedness, health department accreditation, quality improvement and partnerships. Dr. Davis earned her doctorate from the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health and her masters of science in public health from the University of Alabama at Birmingham

Research Activities

Health behavior change

Integrated behavioral health

Research Interests
  • Obesity
  • Public Health Studies (Design, Conduct and Analysis)

DrPH, Health Policy and Management, Johns Hopkins University, 1994

MSPH, Health Behavior, University of Alabama at Birmingham, 1991

BS, Psychology, Guilford College, 1987