IU School of Social Work is headquartered on the IUPUI campus with locations on 8 IU Campuses. The school also has the Department of Labor Studies
Tamara Davis, Ph.D.
Area of responsibility: IUSSW system with office located at IUPUI
902 W. New York Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46202
Office: (317) 274-8362
• Post-doctoral Fellow, Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, The University of Texas at Austin June 2003-Aug 2004 • Ph.D., School of Social Work, The University of Texas at Austin, May 2003 • M.S.S.W., Kent School of Social Work, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, December 1995 • B.S., Counseling & Guidance, with High Honors, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky, May 1993
Area of Interest:
Disparities and inequities in mental health care for diverse and underserved populations; integrated health and behavioral health care; social work education; culturally relevant mental health services/systems; innovations in mixed methods research
Integrated health and behavioral health care; administration and leadership
Social work and social administration in private and public human services focused in the areas of child and youth mental health, child welfare, juvenile diversion, family-based services, and community-based planning and evaluation
Publications / Presentations:
Selected/Recent: • Davis, T.S., Reno, R., Guada, J., Swenson, S., Peck, A., Saunders-Adams, S., & Haas-Gehres, L. (2019). Social Worker Integrated Care Competencies Scale (SWICCS): Assessing social worker clinical competencies for health care settings. Social Work in Health Care, 58(1), 75-92. • Reno, R., Beaujolais, B., Davis, T.S. (2019). Facilitating mechanisms for integrating care to promote health equity across the life course: Reflections from social work trainees. Social Work in Health Care, 58(1), 60-74. • Davis, T.S. & Peck, A. (2018). Integrated care and health disparities: Critical patient-provider considerations. In R. Rooney & R. Mirick (Eds.), Strategies for Work with Involuntary Clients (3rd ed.). New York, NY: Columbia University Press. • Bennett, R.M., Raiz, L., & Davis, T.S. (2016 online). The Development and Validation of the Poverty Attribution Survey. Journal of Social Work Education. • Davis, T.S., Guada, J., Reno, R., Peck, A., Evans, S., Moskow Sigal, L. & Swenson, S. (2015). Integrated and Culturally Relevant Care: A Model to Prepare Social Workers for Primary Care Behavioral Health Practice. Social Work in Health Care, 54(10), 909-938. • Davis, T.S. (2014). Wraparound in rural children’s mental health care: Coalescing family-community capacities. In T.L. Scales, C.L. Streeter, & H. Stephen Cooper (eds.) Rural social work: Building and sustaining rural communities (2nd ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brookes-Cole. [Invited book chapter.] • Davis, T.S., & Cooper, H.S. (2014). Using concept mapping for assessment and planning in rural communities: Identifying capacities through participation. In T.L. Scales & C.L. Streeter (eds.) Rural social work: Building and sustaining rural communities (2nd ed.). Pacific Grove, CA: Brookes-Cole. [Invited book chapter.] • Bailey, B.C., & Davis, T.S. (2012). Mental health parity legislation: Implications for children and youth with serious emotional disturbance. Social Work in Mental Health, 10(1), 12-33. • Bronson, D.E., & Davis, T.S. (2012). Finding and evaluating the evidence for evidence-based practice and systematic reviews. Oxford University Press.