Dawnavan Davis

Dawnavan Davis

Vice President, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer
Name Pronunciation: Daa-nuh-vn
Pronouns: she/her/hers
  • Diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Employee engagement and experience
  • Organizational transformation
  • Community-based research and equitable evaluation
  • Health equity
About Dawnavan

A member of Mathematica’s leadership team, Davis leads the organization’s strategic efforts to grow diversity by centering its work internally and externally on equity and inclusion.

With more than 20 years’ experience at organizations in the health and education sectors, Davis led diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives as chief diversity officer at the American Psychological Association, as the assistant vice president of community health at MedStar Health, and as the director of health promotions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City. Davis also served as director of community-based research and research assistant professor of medicine at UChicago Medicine, where she led work in community-centered public health and health equity.

Davis earned a Ph.D. in medical psychology from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences. Her board and professional committee service include work with the National Academy of Medicine, the National Association of Diversity Officers in Higher Education, and the Maryland Food Bank Board of Directors. Her deep and unwavering dedication to community health improvement and social justice continues to drive her longstanding professional commitment to advancing the fields of health and diversity, equity and inclusion.

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