Kia Davis is a Board Member for Johego. In this capacity, she is responsible for supporting the strategic planning and providing expertise in research related to social needs.
Currently, Kia is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Public Health Sciences at Washington University School of Medicine. As a social epidemiologist in this role, she is broadly interested in reducing disparities in chronic diseases by informing organizational and policy change. Her research program examines how the intersection of multiple indicators of socioeconomic status (particularly debt) and race pattern chronic disease risk factors in underserved communities.
Kia earned a BA from Washington University in St. Louis, an MPH from Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice, and an ScD from Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health. Along the way, she has also worked as a high school teacher in her hometown and researcher at the National Institutes of Health.
Since Kia returned to St. Louis in 2017, she has enjoyed getting reacquainted with the city by exploring like a tourist. In her spare time she also likes to travel and attend concerts. She is a native of Memphis, TN.