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.
Tissue Factor Facilitates Wound Healing in Human Airway Epithelial Cells. Chest. 2019 Mar;155(3):534-539. doi: 10.1016/j.chest.2018.10.007. Epub 2018 Oct 22. PubMed PMID: 30359615; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC6435916.
Exhaled breath testing - A tool for the clinician and researcher. Paediatr Respir Rev. 2019 Feb;29:37-41. doi: 10.1016/j.prrv.2018.05.002. Epub 2018 May 17. Review. PubMed PMID: 29921519.
Administration of Inhaled Pulmonary Vasodilators to the Mechanically Ventilated Neonatal Patient. Paediatr Drugs. 2017 Jun;19(3):183-192. doi: 10.1007/s40272-017-0221-9. Review. PubMed PMID: 28374138.
The effects of lung recruitment maneuvers on exhaled breath condensate pH. J Breath Res. 2015 Sep 3;9(3):036009. doi: 10.1088/1752-7155/9/3/036009. PubMed PMID: 26333431.
Safety of an alkalinizing buffer designed for inhaled medications in humans. Respir Care. 2013 Jul;58(7):1226-32. doi: 10.4187/respcare.01753. Epub 2012 Dec 18. PubMed PMID: 23258576.
Titles & Appointments
- Assistant Research Professor of Pediatrics