LaShara Davis, Ph.D.

LaShara Davis, Ph.D.

Adjunct Professor

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LaShara Davis, Ph.D., is committed to research and teaching that helps to explain the role of communication in patient-centered care, health education development and reducing racial and ethnic health disparities. Over the years, she has had the opportunity to teach at Purdue University, Rutgers University, Kean University, Rider University and DeSales University. She has taught a wide variety of courses covering topics such as mass communication, professional communication, public speaking, interpersonal communication, public relations, health communication & culture and patient-provider communication.


  • Purdue University, Ph.D.
  • Purdue University, Master of Arts
  • Rutgers University, Bachelor of Arts


  • Guntzviller, L. M., King, A. J., Jensen, J. D., & Davis, L. A. (2017). Self-efficacy, health literacy, and nutrition and exercise behaviors in a low-income, Hispanic population. Journal of Immigrant and Minority Health, 19 (2),489-493.
  • Davis, L. A., Grogan, T. M., Cox, J., & Weng, F. L. (2016). Inter- and intrapersonal barriers to living donor kidney transplant among Black recipients and donors. Journal of Racial and Ethnic Health Disparities, 1-9, doi: 10.1007/s40615-016-0270-8
  • Weng, F. L., Lee, D. C., Dhillon, N., Tibaldi, K. N., Davis, L. A., Patel, A. M., Goldberg, R. J., Morgievich, M., & Mulgaonkar, S. (2016). Characteristics and evaluation of geographically distant vs. geographically nearby living kidney donors. Transplantation Proceedings,48, 1934-1939.
  • Davis, L. A., Morgan, S. E., & Mobley, A. R. (2015). The utility of the Memorable Messages Framework as an intermediary evaluation tool for fruit and vegetable consumption in a nutrition education program. Health Education and Behavior, 1-7, doi:10.1177/1090198115599987