Molly Davis, PhD

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Molly Davis, PhD, is a research psychologist with the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry & Behavioral Science at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467)

Education and Training

Internship

Integrated Behavioral Health Track - Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Fellowship

T32 in Implementation Science - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Additional Training

Quantitative Methods in Family Science Certificate

Undergraduate Degree

BA in Psychology - Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Graduate Degree

PhD in Clinical Psychology - University of Georgia, Athens, GA
MS in Clinical Psychology - University of Georgia, Athens, GA

Titles and Academic Titles

Research Psychologist

Departments and Services

Research Interests

Dr. Davis's research focuses on ways to optimize risk identification, prevention, and intervention for youth internalizing symptoms and related behavioral health concerns in non-specialty settings (i.e., primary care and schools).

Publications

Papers

2022

Davis M, Jones JD, So A, Benton TD, Boyd RC, Melhem N, Ryan ND, Brent DA, Young JF.: Adolescent depression screening in primary care: Who is screened and who is at risk?. J Affect Disord 299: 318-325, Feb 2022.

Hoskins K, Johnson C, Davis M, Pettit AR, Barkin S, Jager-Hyman S, Rivara FP, Walton M, Wolk CB, & Beidas RS.: A mixed methods evaluation of parents' perspectives on the acceptability of the S.A.F.E. Firearm program. Journal of Applied Research on Children 2022 Notes: in press.

Rudd BN, Davis M, Doupnik S, Ordorica C, Marcus SC, & Beidas RS.: Implementation strategies used and reported in brief suicide prevention intervention studies. JAMA Psychiatry 2022 Notes: epub ahead of print.

2021

Cushman GK, West KB, Davis M, LaMotte J, Eaton CK, Gutierrez-Colina AM, Suveg C, Blount RL.: The role of executive functioning, healthcare management, and self-efficacy in college students' health-related quality of life. J Am Coll Health Jan 2021 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Mautone JA, Wolk CB, Cidav Z, Davis MF, Young JF.: Strategic implementation planning for integrated behavioral health services in pediatric primary care. Implement Res Pract 2: 10, Jan 2021.

Davis M, Rio V, Farley AM, Bush ML, Beidas RS, Young JF.: Identifying adolescent suicide risk via depression screening in pediatric primary care: An electronic health record review. Psychiatr Serv 72(2): 163-168, Feb 2021.

Kanine RM, Bush ML, Davis M, Jones JD, Sbrilli MD, Young JF.: Depression prevention in pediatric primary care: Implementation and outcomes of Interpersonal Psychotherapy-Adolescent Skills Training. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev Aug 2021 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Beidas RS, Ahmedani BK, Linn KA, Marcus SC, Johnson C, Maye M, Westphal J, Wright L, Beck AL, Buttenheim AM, Daley MF, Davis M, Elias ME, Jager-Hyman S, Hoskins K, Lieberman A, McArdle B, Ritzwoller DP, Small DS, Wolk CB, Williams NJ, Boggs JM.: Study protocol for a type III hybrid effectiveness-implementation trial of strategies to implement firearm safety promotion as a universal suicide prevention strategy in pediatric primary care. Implement Sci 16(1): 89, Sep 2021.

Davis M, Siegel J, Becker-Haimes EM, Jager-Hyman S, Beidas RS, Young JF, Wislocki K, Futterer A, Mautone JA, Buttenheim AM, Mandell DS, Marx D, Wolk CB.: Identifying common and unique barriers and facilitators to implementing evidence-based practices for suicide prevention across primary care and specialty mental health settings. Arch Suicide Res Oct 2021 Notes: Epub ahead of print.

Davis M, Johnson C, Pettit AR, Barkin S, Hoffman BD, Jager-Hyman S, King CA, Lieberman A, Massey L, Rivara FP, Sigel E, Walton M, Wolk CB, Beidas RS.: Adapting Safety Check as a universal suicide prevention strategy in pediatric primary care. Acad Pediatr 21(7): 1161-1170, 2021.

Mayne SL, Hannan C, Davis M, Young JF, Kelly MK, Powell M, Dalembert G, McPeak KE, Jenssen BP, Fiks AG.: COVID-19 and Adolescent Depression and Suicide Risk Screening Outcomes. Pediatrics 148(3): e2021051507, 2021.

2020

Gutierrez-Colina AM, Davis M, Eaton CK, LaMotte J, Cushman G, Quast L, Blount RL, Suveg C.: The role of executive functioning in health self-management and the transition to adult health care among college students. J Am Coll Health 70(3): 830-836, Jul 2020.

Davis M, Wolk CB, Jager-Hyman S, Beidas RS, Young JF, Mautone JA, Buttenheim AM, Mandell DS, Volpp KG, Wislocki K, Futterer A, Marx D, Dieckmeyer EL, Becker-Haimes EM.: Implementing nudges for suicide prevention in real-world environments: Project INSPIRE study protocol. Pilot Feasibility Stud 6(1): 143, Sep 2020.

Rudd BN, Davis M, Beidas RS.: Integrating implementation science in clinical research to maximize public health impact: a call for the reporting and alignment of implementation strategy use with implementation outcomes in clinical research. Implement Sci 15(1): 103, Nov 2020.

Han ZR, Zhang X, Davis M, Suveg C.: The role of children's neurophysiological functioning in the links between emotion-parenting behaviors and child anxiety symptoms: A Biological sensitivity to context framework. Fam Process 59(2): 618-635, 2020.

Mautone JA, Cabello B, Egan TE, Rodrigues NP, Davis M, Figge CJ, Sass AJ, Williamson AA.: Exploring predictors of treatment engagement in urban integrated primary care. Clin Pract Pediatr Psychol 8(3): 228-240, 2020.

2019

Davis M, Goodman SH, Lavner JA, Maier M, Stowe ZN, Newport DJ, Knight B.: Patterns of positivity: Positive affect trajectories among infants of mothers with a history of depression. Infancy 24(6): 911-932, 2019.

Suveg C, Braunstein West K, Davis M, Caughy M, Smith EP, Oshri A.: Symptoms and synchrony: Mother and child internalizing problems moderate respiratory sinus arrhythmia concordance in mother-preadolescent dyads. Dev Psychol 55(2): 366-376, 2019.

2018

Davis M, Eaton CK, Gutierrez-Colina AM, Oshri A, Blount R, Suveg C.: Relations between positive temperament, substance use, and internalizing problems among adolescents and young adults with and without medical conditions. Subst Use Misuse 53(10): 1715-1725, Aug 2018.

Shaffer A, Whitehead M, Davis M, Morelen D, Suveg C.: A model-based cluster analysis of maternal emotion regulation and relations to parenting behavior. Fam Process 57(3): 707-718, 2018.

Suveg C, Jones A, Davis M, Jacob ML, Morelen D, Thomassin K, Whitehead M.: Emotion-Focused Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy for youth with anxiety disorders: A randomized trial. J Abnorm Child Psychol 46(3): 569-580, 2018.

2017

Davis M, Thomassin K, Bilms J, Suveg C, Shaffer A, Beach SRH.: Preschoolers' genetic, physiological, and behavioral sensitivity factors moderate links between parenting stress and child internalizing, externalizing, and sleep problems. Dev Psychobiol 59(4): 473-485, 2017.

Eaton CK, Davis MF, Gutierrez-Colina AM, LaMotte J, Blount RL, Suveg C.: Different demands, same goal: Promoting transition readiness in adolescents and young adults with and without medical conditions. J Adolesc Health 60(6): 727-733, 2017.

Suveg C, Kingery JN, Davis M, Jones A, Whitehead M, Jacob ML.: Still lonely: Social adjustment of youth with and without social anxiety disorder following cognitive behavioral therapy. J Anxiety Disord 52: 72-78, December 2017.

Thomassin K, Suveg C, Davis M, Lavner JA, Beach SR.: Coparental affect, children's emotion dysregulation, and parent and child depressive symptoms. Fam Process 56(1): 126-140, 2017.

2016

Davis M, Suveg C, Whitehead M, Jones A, Shaffer A.: Preschoolers' psychophysiological responses to mood induction tasks moderate the intergenerational transmission of internalizing problems. Biol Psychol 117: 159-169, May 2016.

Suveg C, Shaffer A, Davis M.: Family stress moderates relations between physiological and behavioral synchrony and child self-regulation in mother-preschooler dyads. Dev Psychobiol 58(1): 83-97, 2016.

2015

Davis M, Suveg C, Shaffer A: The value of a smile: Child positive affect moderates relations between self-reported and physiological maternal emotion dysregulation and child adjustment problems. Journal of Child and Family Studies 24(8): 2441-2452, 2015.

Davis M, Suveg C, Shaffer A.: Maternal positive affect mediates the link between family risk and preschoolers' positive affect. Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 46(1): 167-175, 2015.

Posters and Presentations

2022

Hannan, C., Mayne, S., Kelly, M.K. Davis, M., Young, J., Powell, M., Dalembert, G., McPeak, K.E., Jennsen, B., & Fiks, A. : Longer term trends in depressive symptoms and suicide risk during COVID-19 in a large pediatric primary care network. Oral abstract to be presented at the Pediatric Academic Societies Meeting in Denver, CO 2022.

Rudd, B.N., Davis, M., Ordorica, C, Doupnik, S., Marcus, S., & Bedias., R.S. : Making the case for implementation strategy reporting in efficacy and effectiveness studies using brief suicide prevention studies as an exemplar  Poster presented at the Midwest Clinical and Translational Research Meeting in Chicago, IL 2022.

2021

Hoskins, K., Johnson, C., Davis, M., Pettit, A.R., Barkin, S., Hoffman, B.D., Jager-Hyman, S., King, C., Lieberman, A., Massey, L., Rivara, F.P., Sigel, E., Walton, M., Wolk, C.B., Beidas, R.S: A multi-method evaluation of parents' views on the acceptability of the S.A.F.E. Firearm program. Abstract presented at the 3rd Annual FACTS Symposium: The Science of Injury Prevention, Virtual 2021.

Wolk, C.B., Davis, M., Siegel, J., Becker-Haimes, E.M., Jager-Hyman, S., Beidas, R.S., Wislocki, K., Futterer, A., Young, J.F., Mautone, J.A., & Buttenheim, A.M. : Barriers and facilitators to evidence-based suicide screening, assessment, and intervention implementation across mental health care settings. Poster presented at the American Association of Suicidology Conference, Virtual 2021.

2020

Beidas, R.S., Pettit, A., Johnson, C., Davis, M., Cunningham, R., Hemenway, D., Hoffman, B., Jager-Hyman, S., King, C., Lieberman, A., Massey, L., Rivara, F., Sigel, E., Walton, M., Wolk, C.B., & Barkin, S.: Adapting the Safety Check for wide-scale implementation in health systems for prevention of pediatric firearm injury and mortality. Symposium presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Virtual 2020.

Davis, M., Siegel, J., Becker-Haimes, E., Jager-Hyman, S., Beidas, R.S., Wislocki, K., Futterer, A., Young, J.F., Mautone, J.A., Buttenheim, A.M., & Wolk, C.B. : Barriers and facilitators to evidence-based suicide screening, assessment, and intervention in primary care and specialty mental health settings. Poster presented at the Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation in Health, Virtual 2020.

Hoffacker, C., Davis, M., & Beidas, R. : Therapist participation in community-based research: What factors may impact the decision to enroll?  Poster presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Dissemination and Implementation Science Special Interest Group, Virtual 2020.

Hoskins, K., Johnson, C., Davis, M., Pettit, A., Barkin, S., Cunningham, R., Hemenway, D., Hoffman, B., Jager-Hyman, S., King, C., Lieberman, A., Massey, L., Rivara, F., Sigel, E., Walton, M., Wolk, C., & Beidas, R.: Applying the ADAPT-ITT framework to the Safety Check safe firearm program to optimize acceptability and effectiveness. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Virtual 2020.

Jager-Hyman, S., Becker-Haimes, E., Wolk, C. B., Davis, M., Beidas, R. S., Wislocki, K., Futterer, A., Marx, D., Young, J. F., Mautone, K. A., & Buttenheim, A. M. : Application of behavioral economics strategies to improve provider use of evidence-based suicide prevention strategies in primary care. Symposium presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Virtual 2020.

Johnson, C. A., Davis, M., Pettit, A. R., Barkin, S. L., Cunningham, R., Hemenway, D., Hoffman, B., Jager-Hyman, S., King, C. A., Lieberman, A., Massey, L., Rivara, F. P., Sigel, E., Walton, M., Wolk, C. B., & Beidas, R. S: Adaptation of the Safety Check safe firearm storage program using the ADAPT-ITT framework. Poster presented at the Firearm Safety Among Children and Teens (FACTS) Annual Symposium, Virtual 2020.

Rudd, B.N., Davis, M., Beidas, R.S. : Integrating implementation science in clinical research to maximize public health impact: A call for the reporting of implementation strategy use in clinical research. Paper presented at the 13th Annual Conference on the Science of Dissemination and Implementation, Virtual 2020.

Wislocki, K., Becker-Haimes, E., Wolk, C. B., Davis, M., Jager-Hyman, S., Futterer, A., Marx, D., Young, J. F., Mautone, J. A., Beidas, R. S. : Variability in attitudes towards safety planning across provider type. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Virtual 2020.

Young, J.F., Davis, M., Rio, V.T., Bush, M.L., Kanine, R.M., Jones, J.D., & Farley, A.M. : Adolescent depression in primary care: Opportunities for early identification and prevention. Symposium presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Virtual 2020.

Invited Lectures

2022

Davis M. "Who is screened, who is missed, and who is at risk when adolescent depression screening is expanded in pediatric primary care?", Society for Research on Adolescence Conference, New Orleans, LA. Mar 2022.

2021

Davis M. "Barriers and facilitators to evidence-based suicide screening, assessment, and intervention in primary care and specialty mental health settings," Developing and Researching Advanced Models of Integrated Primary Care Conference, Virtual. Sept 2021.

2020

Davis M. "Understanding adolescent depression screening patterns in pediatric primary care," Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting, Virtual. Jul 2020.

Awards and Honors

2021, Journal Article Selected for Editor's Choice Collection, Psychiatric Services
2020, Child Intervention, Prevention, & Services (CHIPS) Fellowship, National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
2019, Integrated Primary Care Conference Scholarship, Developing and Researching Advanced Models of Integrated Primary Care Conference
2019, Graduate Student Travel Award, University of Georgia
2019, Leonard Davis Institute Associate Fellow, University of Pennsylvania
2018, Boardman-Forehand-Jackson Award, University of Georgia
2017, Graduate Student Travel Award, University of Georgia
2017, Herbert Zimmer Scholar Award, University of Georgia
2017, A.S. Edwards Award, University of Georgia
2016, Louise McBee Award, University of Georgia
2016, Samuel M. Turner Memorial Research Award, University of Georgia
2015, Research and Engagement in Diversity (RED) Seed Research Grant, University of Georgia
2015, Graduate Student Travel Award, University of Georgia
2014, Foreign Travel Assistance Program, University of Georgia
2014, Henry E. Adams Memorial Research Award, University of Georgia
2012, Summa Cum Laude, Emory University
2011, Phi Beta Kappa, Emory University
2010, Psi Chi, Emory University
2010, Dean's Achievement Scholarship, Emory University
 

Editorial and Academic Positions

Editorial Positions

2021-present, Editorial Board Member, Children's Health Care

Ad-Hoc Reviewer

2022-present, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
2021-present, Archives of Suicide Research
2021-present, Social Development
2021-present, Journal of Pediatric Psychology
2021-present, Clinical Medicine Insights: Psychiatry
2021-present, Journal of School Psychology
2020-present, Risk Analysis
2020-present, Families, Systems, & Health
2020-present, Current Psychology
2020-present, Psychophysiology
2020-present, Journal of Happiness Studies
2020-present, Prevention Science
2018-present, Family Process
2018-present, Journal of Child and Family Studies
2018-present, Developmental Psychobiology
2017-present, Child Development
2017-present, Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
2017-present, Journal of Family Issues
2017-present, Child Psychiatry and Human Development
2016-present, Biological Psychology

Academic and Institutional Committees

2021-present, Training Advisory Committee

Leadership and Memberships

Memberships in Professional Organizations

International

2013-present, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

National

2012-present, American Psychological Association