Department of Health Behavior
Susan Davies, PhD, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Behavior and a Scientist in the UAB Center for the Study of Community Health and the UAB Center for the Advancement of Youth Health. Her primary research interests involve the reduction of risk behaviors in disadvantaged adolescents and young adults, specifically the prevention of adolescent pregnancy, sexually transmitted infections (including HIV), and other negative outcomes in high-risk youth.
Dr. Davies has over ten years of experience in designing, implementing and evaluating theory-based interventions for a broad array of special populations and in collecting and evaluating psychosocial and behavioral measures associated with adherence to risk reduction behaviors.
Dr. Davies teaches courses in health behavior theory and adolescent health.
Family interventions to promote youth health
HIV prevention in economically disadvantaged communities
Adolescent pregnancy and childbearing