Marie Boman-Davis, Ph.D., Associate Scientist

Education & Training

Marie Boman-Davis is an Associate Scientist at ORI. She has a Doctor of Philosophy in Public Health - Health Behavior. Boman-Davis also received training through the Cornelius Hopper Diversity Award from the Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program and received a Predoctoral Behavioral Scientists Fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Her research interests include public health, health behavior, and tobacco control.

Current Projects


Barral, Ana Maria, Simmons, Rachel, Boman-Davis, Marie, & Bowman, Jeff. (2020). CUREing Ocean Plastic Microbes: Positive Experience of Engaging Non?traditional Undergraduate Students in a Hispanic?Serving Institution. The FASEB Journal. 34. 1-1.

Boman-Davis, Marie, Jiménez, Jessica, & Yokum, Sonja. (2020). Food Insecurity and Likely Psychological Distress: Isolation of BMI and Income among Women in California. Journal of Hunger & Environmental Nutrition. 16. 1-14.

Hovell, M. F., Bellettiere, J., Liles, S., Nguyen, B., Berardi, V., Johnson, C., Matt, G.E., Malone, J., Boman-Davis, M.C., . . . Hughes, S. C. (2020). Randomised controlled trial of real-time feedback and brief coaching to reduce indoor smoking. Tobacco Control;2020 Mar;29 (2):183-190.

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Kassem, N.O., Jackson S.R., Boman-Davis, M., Kassem, N.O., Liles, S., Daffa, R.M., Yasmin, R., Madanat, H., Hovell, M.F. (2015) Hookah Smoking and Facilitators/Barriers to Lounge Use among Students at a US University. American Journal of Health Behavior 39(6):832-848.

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Hovell, M.F., Adams, M.A., Hofstetter, C.R., Martinez-Donate, A.P., Gonzalez-Perez, G.J., Rovniak, L.S., Boman-Davis, M.C. (2014) Complete Home Smoking Bans and Antitobacco Contingencies: A Natural Experiment. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. 16(2): 186-196.

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Bellettiere, J., Hughes, S. C., Liles, S., Boman-Davis, M., Klepeis, N. E., Blumberg, E., Mills, J., Berardi, V., Obayashi, S., Allen, T. T., & Hovell, M. F. (2014). Developing and Selecting Auditory Warnings for a Real-Time Behavioral Intervention. American Journal of Public Health Research, 2(6), 232-238.

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Klepeis NE, Hughes SC, Edwards RD, Allen T, Johnson M, Chowdhury Z, Smith K, Boman-Davis M, Bellettiere J, Hovell MF. (2013). Promoting Smoke-Free Homes: A Novel Behavioral Intervention Using Real-Time Audio-Visual Feedback on Airborne Particle Levels. PLoS ONE 8(8): e73251.

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Al-Delaimy, W.K., White, M.M., Mills, A.L., Pierce, J.P., Emory, K., Boman, M., Smith, J., Edland, S. (2010). Final Summary Report of Two Decades of the California Tobacco Control Program: California Tobacco Survey, 1990-2008. La Jolla, CA: University of California, San Diego.


Associate Scientist
Oregon Research Institute, Eugene, OR

Translational Research & Policy Analyst/
COVID-19 Epidemiology Data & Quality Assurance Supervisor
Washington County Department of Health & Human Services
Hillsboro, OR

Associate Professor, Department of Community Health
National University, San Diego, CA

Owner, Health Equity Research and Evaluation, Hillsboro, OR

Assistant Professor, Department of Community Health
National University, San Diego, CA

Academic Program Director, Department of Community Health
National University, San Diego, CA

Adjunct Assistant Faculty (Research)
Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA

Instructor, Department of Community Health
National University, San Diego, CA

Adjunct Faculty, Department of Community Health
National University, San Diego, CA

Grant Writer, Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center
Sacramento, CA (Location: San Diego, CA)

Independent Tobacco Control Consultant, San Diego, CA

Prevention Specialist, Communities Against Substance Abuse
El Cajon, CA (Competitive Grantee of the former CaliforniaTobacco Control Section)