School of Dental Medicine

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C. Ervin Davis, PhD

Unit Chief, Behavioral Sciences
Section of Diagnostic Sciences and Community Dentistry, Clinical Assistant Professor

Ledyard E. Ross Hall

Clinical Interests
Behavioral pain management and assessment, behavioral medicine and the psychological treatment of patients with medical conditions, psychotherapy, neuropsychology

Board Certifications
Medical Behavior Science

Postdoctoral - University of California San Diego, 2003-2005

Clinical Psychology - University of Mississippi Medical Center, 2003

PhD - Clinical Psychology - University of Kentucky, 2003
BEE - Georgia Institue of Technology, 1986
MSEE - Georgia Institue of Technology, 1984

Society Memberships
American Dental Education Association
American Psychological Association
Society for Behavioral Medicine

Licensed Psychologist & Health Services Provider Psychologist, North Carolina, 3193, 2006-current.

Teaching Areas
Dental Behavioral Science, Behavioral Management of Orofacial Pain and Anxiety, Introductory Psychology, Personality, Psychopathology, Statistics, Research Methods, Health Psychology, Psychotherapy, Neuropsychology, Aging, Psychophysiology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroimaging.

Research Areas
Breathing and chronic pain, psychophysiology of pain, brain function and physiology in emotion and chronic pain, brain function with complex decision-making

Biographical Information
Dr. Davis grew up in Georgia. He received a PhD in Clinical Psychology from The University of Kentucky and a Master’s degree in Psychology from Georgia Southern University. He also received MS and Bachelor’s degrees in Electrical Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology and worked for over 10 years in research and development and manufacturing engineering. He completed a psychology residency at The University of Mississippi Medical Center and a postdoctoral fellowship at The University of California San Diego. He has been practicing at Pitt County Memorial Hospital Pain Management Center where he continues to serve as a consultant. He was also an assistant professor in the Department of Psychology at ECU and adjunct faculty in the Department of Psychiatric Medicine at ECU. Davis is married to Yumi, and has five children. His interests include music, gardening, travel, and alternative transportation.

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