Community Public Health/Health Promotion

Welcome from Jean W. Davis, Chair of the Community Public Health/Health Promotion Research Interest and Implementation Group

We are a high energy group focused on improving populations’ health through collaborative research, implementation science, and dissemination. Our community /public health and health promotion lens support this focus. We embrace DNP-PhD partnerships to expand knowledge and improve health outcomes through applied research. Too, students are always welcome participants in all our RIIG efforts. If you are looking to serve, our co-chair position is open. It is a great way to dip a toe in the leadership waters, become the next RIIG chair, and be mentored toward future SNRS leadership opportunities. Please share your successes and opportunities for collaboration. As well, please share your desires to disseminate you work through SNRS RIIG webinars or, hopefully soon, podcasts.

Chair: Jean W. Davis, PhD, DNP, EdD, FNP-BC, CNS-BC, Health & Wellbeing Coach

Assistant Professor

Dr. Jean Davis’ research in the field of community health promotion was inspired from a young age, having grown up listening to her aunt and mom, both nurses, solve community health problems. Her research focus includes physical activity persistence for healthy longevity and risk reduction, physical activity habit formation, health-enhancing physical activity, and exercise as an alternative to medicine to improve health outcomes. Her populations of interest include Black birthing people, able-bodied and disabled Veterans, and cancer survivors.

A board-certified family nurse practitioner and public health/community clinical nurse specialist Jean has nearly two decades of clinical experience and leadership positions in the field, including hospitals, private practice, community clinics, and nursing education. She is also a national Jonas Veterans Healthcare Scholar alumna.

In addition to her faculty appointment at the UCF College of Nursing, Jean serves as a volunteer family nurse practitioner and public/community health nurse specialist for vulnerable populations regionally and globally.

Contact Information:

Jean W. Davis, Ph.D., DNP, EdD, APRN, FNP-BC, PHCNS-BC
University of Central Florida College of Nursing
12201 Research Parkway, Ste. 300
Orlando FL 32826
(954) 728-0421