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Aaron L. Davis, Ph.D.

The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine
LHL 404
(205) 975-9153
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Aaron L. Davis earned her B.A. in Psychology from Samford University in 2008 and her Ph.D. in Clinical/Medical Psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2013. She completed her clinical internship at Baylor College of Medicine in 2013, and she is currently a psychology post-doctoral fellow in the Leadership Education in Adolescent Medicine (LEAH) program in the Department of Pediatrics at UAB. She is working with the Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) to develop a study assessing the effects of increased sleep duration in overweight and obese adolescents.

As a clinical psychologist, Dr. Davis is interested in translational research which will inform her clinical practice. Her research interests include the behavioral factors associated with sleep and obesity, such as the effects of media use on sleep and the effects of sleep on obesity. She is also interested in the development and efficacy of psychological interventions for both sleep and obesity.


  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  1. Davis, A.L., Avis, K.A., & Schwebel, D.C. (2013) The effects of acute sleep restriction on adolescents' pedestrian safety in a virtual environment. Journal of Adolescent Health, [doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.07.008]
  2. Morrongiello, B. A., Schwebel, D. C., Stewart, J., Bell, M., & Davis, A. L. (2013). Examining parents’ behaviors and supervision of their children in the presence of an unfamiliar dog: Does The Blue Dog intervention improve parent practices? Accident Analysis and Prevention, 54, 108-113.
  1. Davis, A.L., Schwebel, D.C., & Morrongiello, B.A. (2012). The effects of temperament on children’s interaction with a dog and risk for dog bites. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 9, 3002-3012.
  2. Morrongiello, B.A., Schwebel, D.C., Bell, M., Stewart, J., & Davis, A.L. (2012). An evaluation of The Great Escape: Can a computer game improve young children’s fire safety knowledge and behaviors? Health Psychology, 31, 496-502.
  3. Schwebel, D. C., Davis, A. L., & O’Neal, E. E. (2012). Child pedestrian injury: A review of behavioral risks and preventive strategies. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine, 6, 292-302.
  4. Schwebel, D.C., Morrongiello, B.A., Davis, A.L., Stewart, J., & Bell, M. (2012). The Blue Dog: Evaluation of an interactive software program to teach young children how to interact safely with dogs. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 37, 272-281.
  1. Davis, A. L. (2011). The Effects of Sleep Restriction on Adolescents’ Pedestrian Safety. Progress Notes, Newsletter of the Society of Pediatric Psychology, Division 54, American Psychological Association.
  2. Davis, A. L. (2011). The Effects of Media Use on Adolescents’ Sleep Time. The Alabama Psychologist, Newsletter of the Alabama Psychological Association.


I am funded through the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Program by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (HRSA).

Years: 2013 -
Mentor(s): Dr. Heather Austin, Dr. David Allison, Dr. Kristin Avis and Dr. Michael Wyss