Dr. Davis received his BS in Biomedical Science from Lynchburg College in 2008 and his PhD in Physiology and Biophysics with a focus in Pulmonary Medicine from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2017. He has been a licensed Registered Respiratory Therapist since 2005.
Since 2007, Dr. Davis has studied airway pH homeostasis and non-invasive respiratory biomarkers. He has developed and optimized several breath biomarker collection devices, techniques, and assays. His graduate work focused on airway epithelial function and signaling, specifically on airway-derived Tissue Factor and its role in local wound healing. He then joined the faculty of Virginia Commonwealth University where he studied treatment options for rare airway diseases such as Plastic Bronchitis and the effects of airway pH imbalances.
His research at IU is focused on airway pH regulation, airway disease pathophysiology and therapeutics, and novel exhaled biomarkers. He also provides respiratory and pulmonary medical training and service in Liberia, West Africa. He is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Herman B. Wells Center for Pediatric Research and at the IU School of Medicine Division of Pediatric Pulmonology, Allergy, and Sleep Medicine. He serves as the Chair of Exhaled Breath Aerosols and Condensate for the International Association of Breath Research.