James Davis, Ph.D., M.S.

James Davis, Ph.D., M.S.

Associate Professor and Senior Biostatistician

Office: MEB 411 D
(808) 692-1806


  • Ph.D. in Immunology
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
  • M.S. in Epidemiology
    University of Washington, Seattle
    Seattle, WA
  • M.S. in Environmental Health
    University of California, Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA

Research Focus

Health services research, ethnicity and epidemiology, osteoporosis, cancer research, and virology.

Selected Publications

  • Davis JD, Lim E, Taira D, Chen JJ. Healthcare network analysis of diabetes patients and their physicians. The American Journal of Managed Care. Forthcoming in 2019.
  • Deguchi M, Wey A, Mau MK, Gandhi K, Davis JD. Increasing dental health-care utilisation for all: understanding individual factors and place factors in Hawaii. International Dental Journal. Epub ahead of print 2019 Mar. doi:10.1111/idj.12477. PubMed PMID: 30861109.
  • Kataoka-Yahiro M, Davis JD, Gandhi K, Rhee CM, Page V. Asian american & chronic kidney disease in a nationally representative cohort. BMC Nephrology. 2019 Jan;20(1):10. doi:10.1186/s12882-018-1145-5. PubMed PMID: 30626357; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6327460.
  • Novotny R, Davis JD, Butel J, Boushey CJ, Fialkowski MK, Nigg CR, Braun KL, Leon Guerrero RT, Coleman P, Bersamin A, Ropeti Areta AA, Barber LR, Belyeu-Camacho T, Greenberg J, Fleming T, Dela Cruz-Talbert E, Yamanaka A, Wilkens LR. Effect of the Children’s Healthy Living (CHL) program on young child overweight, obesity, and acanthosis nigricans in the US-affiliated Pacific region. JAMA Network Open. 2018 Oct;2018(6):1-15. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.3896. PubMed PMID: 30646266; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6324447.
  • Davis JD, Penha J, Mbowe O, Taira DA. Prevalence of single and multiple leading causes of death by race/ethnicity among US adults aged 60 to 79 years. Preventing Chronic Disease. 2017 Oct;14(E101). doi:10.5888/pcd14.160241. PubMed PMID: 29049018; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5652239.