Samantha Davis is a third-year doctoral student in the College of Public Health at Temple University in the Social and Behavioral Sciences department. Her interests are to improve health outcomes using cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and mindfulness-based practices for behavior change in underserved populations. Her interests have focused on substance use/dependence research which began during her undergraduate degree working in a lab investigating substance use in college students. The majority of her research focus is on tobacco control through smoking cessation interventions. Currently, she is involved in several research projects such a large, multi-level, National Institutes of Health (NIH) funded intervention that provides CBT counseling to low-income female smokers with children. Additionally, she is interested in the role of psychosocial factors in vulnerable populations, such as mattering to others in breast cancer patients. Her research has focused on unique and underserved populations. She has collaborated with colleagues on projects working with populations such as low-income women and children, racial/ethnic minorities, teen girls, women in Rwanda and cancer survivors. After completing her PhD, she strives to continue to work with these populations using mindfulness, CBT and evidence-based practices to promote health and well-being.

This profile was last updated on March 4, 2020

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