Catherine Davis


Catherine Davis


Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Population Health Science

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Pediatrics

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Physiology


  • Ph.D., Clinical Psych University of Miami, 1997

  • MS, Clinical Psych University of Miami, 1995

  • AB, Psych, General Dartmouth College, 1990

Awards & Honors

  • Distinguished Research Award Georgia Health Sciences U. Research Institute, 2013

  • Distinguished Faculty Award for Clinical Science Research MCG School of Medicine Faculty Senate, 2010

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • DBIO 5003

  • MEDI 5088

    Medical Scholars Program


Selected Recent Publications

  • Cognitive benefits of exercise vary by COMT genotype and sex in overweight children: A randomized controlled tria, 2015
  • Independent associations of physical activity and weight status with children's cognitive functioning, 2015
  • Liver enzymes and cardiometabolic risk in obese children., 2015
  • The effect of passive smoke exposure on adiposity and cognition in overweight children, 2015
  • An 8-month Exercise Intervention Alters Functional Connectomic Signatures in Overweight Children: A Randomized Controlled Trial, 2015