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Prevention Research Center, Division of Prevention & Population Sciences, UNM Department of Pediatrics

MSC11 6145
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM 87131

Physical Location:
2703 Frontier Ave NE
Research Incubator Building (RIB) Suite 120

Phone: (505) 272-4462
Fax: (505) 272-3955

Sally M. Davis

Professor and PRC Director

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Office Location: 2703 Frontier Ave NE - RIB 120
Phone: (505) 272-4462
Academic Profile


Sally M. Davis, PhD

Director, UNM Prevention Research Center
Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Dr. Sally M. Davis is a tenured professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico (UNM) where she is Chief of the Division of Prevention and Population Sciences and the Director of the Prevention Research Center (PRC). Dr. Davis has more than 35 years experience conducting prevention research in partnership with under-represented populations, especially in rural communities. She has been the Principal Investigator (PI) of numerous studies funded by the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for the prevention of obesity, tobacco use, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Much of her work has been school-based with a focus on primary prevention and health promotion. She recently received the first annual University of New Mexico Health Science Center's Excellence in Research Award for Population Science.

Current Projects:

  • ViVA – Step Into Cuba
  • Acoma-Canoncito/To’Hajiilee-Laguna (ACL) Teen Centers
  • SNAP-Ed New Mexico Social Marketing

Past Projects:

  • CHILE - Child Health Initiative for Lifelong Eating and Exercise
  • PRC, Pathways, PAHL
  • SIP 14-99--Effective Coordinated School Health Program
  • SIP 17-00--Utilization of Prevention Research for Practice and Policy
  • SIP 7-00--Obesity Prevention Network