Betsy Davis, Ph.D.

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Education & Training

Ph.D., 1992
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR
Educational Psyc./Statisics/Research Design

M.Ed., 1986
Southwest Texas State Univ., San Marcos, TX
Psychology/Sp.Ed

B.S., 1984
Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Psychology/Biology

Betsy Davis is an Associate Research Scientist at Oregon Research Institute. She received her Ph.D. in Educational Psychology/Research Methodology and Statistics from the University of Oregon in 1992. She has been at ORI since 1991. Her primary research interest focuses on how to establish successful community-research relationships and build respectful cross-cultural bridges between non-majority cultures and mainstream evidence-based programs. This focus is predicated on understanding the societal factors that contribute to health disparities in non-majority cultures and how these factors affect our ability to truly address disparities through mainstream research. Thus far, this focus has centered on drug use and HIV prevention in Indigenous communities.

Current Projects

Your Strength, Your Baby: Reducing Maternal Depression and Promoting Infant Social-Emotional Health and Development

PROJECT PERIOD

08/01/16 - 08/31/21

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Betsy Davis, Lisa Sheeber

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Internet Implementation of Empirically-Supported Interventions that can be Remotely Delivered in Authentic Preschool Programs for Mothers and Teachers: Evaluation of Direct Child and Teacher Outcomes

PROJECT PERIOD

07/01/14 - 06/30/18

FUNDING AGENCY

United States Department of Education

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil

Co-Investigators
Betsy Davis

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A Mobile Web-Based Parenting Intervention to Strengthen Social-Emotional Development of Very Low Birth Weight Infants

PROJECT PERIOD

04/01/14 - 03/31/17

FUNDING AGENCY

University of Kansas from DHHS Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

CURRENT STATUS

Active and Not Recruiting

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil

Co-Investigators
Betsy Davis

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Depressed Mothers in Rural Areas: Web Facilitated Cognitive Behavioral Treatment (Mom-Net)

PROJECT PERIOD

08/15/11 - 04/30/17

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Lisa Sheeber

Co-Investigators
Betsy Davis, Edward Feil, Peter Lewinsohn, John Seeley

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Family Therapy for Adolescent Depression: Deployment Focused Development, Phase I

PROJECT PERIOD

12/01/08 - 11/30/12

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Lisa Sheeber

Co-Investigators
Betsy Davis

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Internet-Based Fidelity Enhancement of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care

PROJECT PERIOD

10/01/10 - 07/31/13

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil

Co-Investigators
Betsy Davis

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A Web Based Professional Development Program for Child Care Providers

PROJECT PERIOD

08/01/10 - 02/28/14

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil

Co-Investigators
Betsy Davis

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Expanding the Reach of Evidence-Based Interventions for Improving Social-Emotional Outcomes for Infants in Child Care

PROJECT PERIOD

03/01/10 - 02/28/14

FUNDING AGENCY

United States Department of Education

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil

Co-Investigators
Betsy Davis, Julie Rusby

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Translating Effective Maltreatment Intervention into the Community

PROJECT PERIOD

09/01/09 - 08/31/12

FUNDING AGENCY

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil

Co-Investigators
Betsy Davis

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Web Based Parenting Intervention for Mothers of Infants At Risk for Maltreatment

PROJECT PERIOD

09/28/10 - 07/31/15

FUNDING AGENCY

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)

CURRENT STATUS

Completed

TEAM

Principal Investigator
Edward Feil

Co-Investigators
Betsy Davis, Lisa Sheeber

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Publications

Baggett, K., Davis, B., Feil, E., Sheeber, L., Landry, S., Leve, C., & Johnson, U. (2017). A Randomized Controlled Trial Examination of a Remote Parenting Intervention: Engagement and Effects on Parenting Behavior and Child Abuse Potential. Child Maltreatment, 1077559517712000-1077559517712000. doi:10.1177/107755951771200                                                                  

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Sheeber, L. B., Feil, E. G., Seeley, J. R., Leve, C., Gau, J. M., Davis, B., . . . Allan, S. (2017). Mom-net: Evaluation of an internet-facilitated cognitive behavioral intervention for low-income depressed mothers. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 85(4), 355-366. doi:10.1037/ccp0000175

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Shortt, J. W., Katz, L. F., Allen, N., Leve, C., Davis, B., & Sheeber, L. (2016). Emotion socialization in the context of risk and psychopathology: Mother and father socialization of anger and sadness in adolescents with depressive disorder. Social development (Oxford, England), 25, 27-46.

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Allen, N. B., Latham, M. D., Barrett, A., Sheeber, L., & Davis, B. (2016). Pubertal development and the emergence of the gender gap in affective disorders: A developmental and evolutionary synthesis. In D. J. Castle, K. M. Abel, D. J. Castle & K. M. Abel (Eds.), Comprehensive women's mental health. (pp. 65-80). New York, NY, US: Cambridge University Press.

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Shortt, J., Eddy, J., Sheeber, L., & Davis, B. (2014). Project home: A pilot evaluation of an emotion-focused intervention for mothers reuniting with children after prison. Psychological Services, 11(1), 1-9. doi:10.1037/a0034323

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Feil, E. G., Baggett, K., Davis, B., Leve, C., Landry, S. H., & Sheeber, L. B. (2014). Who participates in an Internet-based research program for mothers of infants? A secondary prevention research study among low-income families. Journal of Applied Research on Children: Informing Policy for Children at Risk,5(1), Article 4.

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Davis, B., Dionne, R., & Fortin, M. (2013). Parenting in two cultural worlds in the presence of one dominant worldview. In H. Seline (Ed.) Parenting Across Cultures: Childrearing, Motherhood and Fatherhood in Non-Western Cultures, Science Across Culture Series, The Netherlands: Springer.

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Sheeber, L. B., Kuppens, P., Shortt, J. W., Katz, L. F., Davis, B., & Allen, N. B. (2012). Depression is associated with the escalation of adolescents' dysphoric behavior during interactions with parents. Emotion, 12, 913-918.

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Sheeber, L. B., Seeley, J. R., Feil, E. G., Davis, B., Sorenson, E., Kosty, D. B., & Lewinsohn, P. M. (2012). Development and pilot evaluation of an Internet-facilitated cognitive-behavioral intervention for maternal depression. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 80, 739-749. doi:10.1037/a0028820

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Feil, Edward G., Sprengelmeyer, Peter G., Davis, Betsy, & Chamberlain, Patricia (2012). Development and Testing of a Multimedia Internet-Based System for Fidelity and Monitoring of Multidimensional Treatment Foster Care. Journal of Medical Internet Research, 14 (5): e139.

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Davis, B., Grossen, B., Caros, J., & Carnine, D. (in press). Promoting success in the general education curriculum for high schools students with disabilities: Instructional technology, media, and materials. Institute for Academic Access: Monograph Series, #2. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Hops, H., Ozechowski T. J. Waldron, H.  B., Davis, B., Turner, C. W., Brody, J. L., & Barrera, M. (2011). Adolescent Health-Risk Sexual Behaviors: Effects of a Drug Abuse Intervention Aids and Behavior, 15(8), 1664-1676.

Ehrmantrout, N., Allen, N.B., Leve, C., Davis, B., & Sheeber, L. B. (2011). Adolescent recognition of parental affect: Influence of depressive symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 120(3), 628-634. doi: 10.1037/a0022500

Hunter, E.C., Katz, L. F., Shortt, J.W., Davis, B., Leve, C. Allen, N.B., & Sheeber, L. B. (2011). How do I feel about feelings? Emotion socialization in families of depressed and healthy adolescents. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 40(4), 428-41. PMCID: PMC2992097

Byrne, M., Sheeber, L. B., Simmons, J. G., Davis, B., Shortt, J.W., Katz, L. F., & Allen, N.B., (2010). Autonomic cardiac control in depressed adolescents. Depression and Anxiety, 27(11), 1050-1056.

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Baggett, K. M., Davis, B., Feil, E., Sheeber, L., Landry, S., Carta, J., & Leve, C. (2010). Technologies for expanding the reach of evidence-based interventions: Preliminary results for promoting social-emotional development in early childhood. Topics in Early Childhood Special Education, 29(4), 226-238. PMCID: PMC2865152

Sheeber, L., Allen, N., & Davis, B. (2009). Childhood Depression: Family Context. In R. E. Ingram (Ed.), International encyclopedia of depression (pp. 123-125). New York: Springer.

Sheeber, L. B., Allen, N. B., Leve, C., Davis, B., Shortt, J. W., & Katz, L. F. (2009). Dynamics of affective experience and behavior in depressed adolescents. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 50(11), 1419-1427. PMCID: PMC2765483

Dionne, R., Davis, B., Sheeber, L., & Madrigal, L. (2009). Initial evaluation of a cultural approach to implementation of evidence-based parenting interventions in American Indian communities. Journal of Community Psychology, 37(7), 911-921.

Sheeber, L., Johnston, C., Chen, M., & Leve, C. Hops, H., & Davis, B. (2009). Mothers' and fathers' attributions for adolescent behavior: An examination in families of depressed, subdiagnostic, and nondepressed youth. Journal of Family Psychology, 23(6), 871-881. PMCID: PMC2796198

Feil, E. G., Baggett, K., Davis, B., Sheeber, L., Landry, S., Cart, J., & Buzhardt, J. (2008). Expanding the reach of preventive interventions: Development of an Internet-based training for parents of infants. Child Maltreatment, 13, 334-346. 

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Sheeber, L. B., Davis, B., Leve, C., Hops, H., & Tildesley, E. (2007). Adolescents’ relationships with their mothers and fathers: Associations with depressive disorder and subdiagnostic symptomatology. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116, 144-154.

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Allen, N. B., Barrett, A., Sheeber, L. B., & Davis, B. (2006). Pubertal development and the emergence of the gender gap in mood disorders: A developmental and evolutionary synthesis. In D. Castle, J. Kulkarni, & K. Abel (Eds.) Mood and anxiety disorders in women (pp. 1-19). Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

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Davis, B., Caros, J., & Carnine, D. (2006). Using Technology to Access the General Education Curriculum. In D. D. Deshler & J. B. Schumaker (Eds.), Teaching Adolescents with Disabilities: Accessing the General Education Curriculum.,(pp. 187-233). Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Deshler, D. D., Lenz, B. K., Bulgren, J., Schumaker, J., Davis, B., Grossen, B., & Marquis, J. (2004). Adolescents with disabilities in high school settings: Student characteristics and setting dynamics. Learning Disabilities: A Contemporary Journal, 2(2), 30-48.

Hops, H., Waldron, H., & Davis, B. (2004). Treatment of Hispanic and Anglo youth for drug abuse and HIV risk [Published Proceedings]. Proceedings of the XV International AIDS Conference, Bangkok, Thailand, July, 155-160.

Hops, H., Davis, B., Leve, C., & Sheeber, L. (2003). Cross-generational transmission of aggressive parent behavior: A prospective, mediational examination. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 31(2), 161-169.

Schumaker, J.B., Deshler, D.D., Bulgren, J.A., Davis, B., Lenz, B. K., Grossen, B. (2002). Access of adolescents with disabilities to general education curriculum: Myth or Reality? Focus on Exceptional Children, 35(3), 1-16.

Grossen, B., Caros, J., Carnine, D., Davis, B., Deshler, D., Schumaker, J., Bulgren, J., Lenz, K., Adams, G., Jantzen, J. E., & Marquis, J. (2002). BIG ideas (plus a little effort) produce big results. Teaching Exceptional Children, March/April, 20-23.

Davis, B., Sheeber, L., & Hops, H. (2002). Coercive family processes and adolescent depression. In J. B. Reid, G. R. Patterson, & J. Snyder (Eds.), Antisocial behavior in children and adolescents: A developmental analysis and model for intervention (pp. 173-192). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Sheeber, L. B., Davis, B., & Hops, H. (2002). Gender specific vulnerability to depression in children of depressed mothers. In S. H. Goodman & I. H. Gotlib (Eds.), Children of depressed parents: Mechanisms of risk and implications for treatment (pp. 253-274). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Sheeber, L. B., Hops, H., & Davis, B. (2001). Family processes in adolescent depression. Clinical Child and Family Psychology Review, 4, 19-35.

Deshler, D., Schumaker, J., Bulgren, J., Lenz, K., Jantzen, J.E., Adams, G., Carnine, D., Grossen, B., Davis, B., & Marquis, J., (2001). Making learning easier: Connecting new knowledge to things students already know. Teaching Exceptional Children, 33(4), 82-85.

Davis, B., Sheeber, L, Hops, H., & Tildesley, E. (2000). Adolescent responses to depressive parental behaviors in problem-solving interactions: implications for depressive symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 28 (5), 451-465.

Sheeber, L., Allen, N., Davis, B. & Sorensen, E. (2000). Regulation of negative affect during mother-child problem-solving interactions: adolescent depressive status and family processes. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 28 (5), 467-479.

Lewin, L.M., Davis, B., & Hops, H. (1999). Childhood social predictors of adolescent antisocial behavior: gender differences in predictive accuracy and efficacy. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 27(4), 277-292 .

Davis, B. (1999). Social Competence. In C.A. Smith (Ed.) The Encyclopedia of Parenting: Theory and Research. Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press.

Hops, H., Davis, B., & Lewin, L. (1999). The development of alcohol and other substance use: a gender study of family and peer context. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, Supplement No. 13, 22-31.

Davis, B. (1998). A review of phenomenological research methods. Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 43(3), 217-218.

Davis, B., Hops, H., Alpert, A., & Sheeber, L. (1998). Child responses to parental conflict and their effect on adjustment: A study of triadic relations. Journal of Family Psychology, 12, 163-177.

Cowles, M., Davis, C., Wampold, B., Davis, B., Good, R., Cohen, J., Schmidt, F.L., Frick, R.W. (1998). Data analysis, evaluation, and interpretation. In A.E. Kazdin (Ed.), Methodological issues & strategies in clinical research (2nd.ed.). American Psychological Association: Washington, D.C. (pp. 291 392).

Sheeber, L. B., Hops, H., Andrews, J., Alpert, A., & Davis, B. (1998). Interactional processes in families with depressed and nondepressed adolescents: Reinforcement of depressive behavior. Behavior Research and Therapy, 36, 417-427.

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Hops, H., Perry, B. A., & Davis, B. (1997). Couples interventions and depression. In K. Halford & H. Markmann (Eds.), The Clinical Handbook of Marriage and Couples Interventions. (pp. 537-554). Sussex, England: John Wiley &Sons Ltd.

Sheeber, L., Hops, H., Alpert, A., Davis, B., & Andrews, J. (1997). Family support and conflict: Prospective relations to adolescent depression. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 25, 333-344.

Hops, H., Perry, B.A., & Davis, B. (1997). Marital Discord and Depression. In K. Halford & H. Markman (Eds.) The Clinical Handbook of Marriage and Couples Interventions. New York: Wiley.

Hops, H., Alpert, A., & Davis, B. (1997). The development of same- and opposite-sex social relations among adolescents: An analogue study. Social Development. 6(2), 165-183.

Hops, H., Davis, B., & Longoria, N. (1995). Methodological Issues in Direct Observation: Illustrations with the LIFE Coding System. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 24(2), 193-203.

Davis, B. (1995). The Complexities of Contemporary Research. Contemporary Psychology, 40(3), 244-247.

Lewin, L. M., Hops, H., Davis, B., & Dishion, T. J. (1993). Similarity in siblings' school social behavior: A comparison of teacher and peer ratings and direct observations. Developmental Psychology.29, 963-969.

Wampold., B.E., Davis, B., Good, R.H., Cowles, M., Davis, C., Rosnow, R.L., Rosenthal, R., Cohen, J. (1992). Research design and statistical evaluation. In A.E. Kazdin (Ed). Methodological issues & strategies in clinical research. American Psychological Association: Washington D.C., (pp. 265-333).

Wampold, B. E., Davis, B., Good, R. H., Cowles, M., Davis, C., Rosnow, R. L., Rosenthal, R., & Cohen, J. (1992). Research design and statistical evaluation. In A. E. Kazdin (Ed.) Methodological issues & strategies in clinical research (pp. 265-333). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Wampold, B. E., Davis, B., & Good, R. H. (1990). Hypothesis validity of clinical research. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 58, 360-367.

Wampold, B. E., Davis, B., & Good, R. H. (1990). Hypothesis validity of clinical research. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 58, 360-367.

Experience

2001-present
President, Sound Evidence of Accountability for Children (SEA-FC), Inc.,
Academic and Behavioral Consultants and Evaluators, Cottage Grove, OR

1997 - Present
Research Associate,
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

1996 - Present
Associate Research Scientist,
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

1991-92
Senior Research Programmer,
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

1992-94
Research Analyst,
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

1989-91
Consultant, Statistical/Research Design, Department of Educational Psychology,
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

1989-91
Computer Representative, College of Education, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

1989-91
Graduate Teaching Fellow/Instructor, Computer Applications in Educational Research, Department of Educational Psychology,
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

1989
Graduate Teaching Fellow, Statistics, Department of Educational Psychology,
University of Oregon, Eugene, OR

1986
Coordinator of Testing Services, University Testing Center,
Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

1986
School Psychology Intern,
San Marcos Treatment Center, San Marcos, TX

1985-88
Lecturer/Coordinator of Testing, Department of Psychology,
Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX

1985
School Psychology Intern,
San Marcos Public Schools, San Marcos, TX

1984-85
Assistant Instructor,
Psychology Department,
Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos,TX

1984
Lab Instructor, Experimental Psychology,
Southwest Texas State University, San Marcos, TX