Dr. Davis has a strong research and personal interest in children’s health issues. Her work has focused specifically on advocacy and outreach to support stronger protections for children against environmental hazards. Her work was instrumental to the passage of child-friendly laws in Maine for a smoking ban and improved product labeling, and she has testified before the state legislature on multiple occasions to support these causes. Dr. Davis has also served as the chairwoman for two National Academy of Sciences panels focused on airport noise and children’s learning outcomes.
Davis ME. “Economic Assessment of Children’s Health and the Environment in Maine,” Maine Policy Review, Vol. 19(1):36-45 (April 2010).
Davis ME. “An Economic Cost Assessment of Environmentally-Related Childhood Diseases in Maine“, University of Maine, School of Economics Staff Paper 579, released on February 6, 2009.
Davis ME. “The Economic Burden of Childhood Exposure to Secondhand Smoke in Maine“, University of Maine, School of Economics Staff Paper 570, released October 22, 2007.