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Black Scholars on Black Lives Lecture: Dr. LaSonya Davis "Health Inequity: An Academic Crisis in America"
Dr. LaSonya Davis has 25 years experience as a Registered Nurse and over 18 years as a Family Nurse Practitioner. She is also board certified as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner and currently maintains a part-time practice in a low-income county clinic in Ventura County California.

Dr. Davis holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Western University of Health Sciences, a post-graduate certification as a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner from Duke University and is an Associate Professor of Nursing at California State University Channel Islands (CSUCI). She has served as Assistant Chair of the Nursing Program for the last 5 years and is currently the Inaugural President’s Faculty Leadership Fellow for 20/21 academic year. In her role as the President’s Faculty Fellow, she has been building her leadership capacity in higher education by working directly with the university president on the campus strategic initiatives. Her main focus has been in the areas of diversity, inclusion, and reduction of equity gaps in minority students.

Dr. Davis developed the Channel Islands Nursing faculty-student wellness clinic known as "The Frances Huggins/CSU Channel Islands Community Clinic", in collaboration with a church in Oxnard, Ca., where students from all majors could work with diverse groups of individuals who are facing health access and disparity gaps. The clinic sponsored a variety of faculty-mentored student community projects including community-based research.

Dr. Davis was appointed to the inaugural President’s Advisory Council for Inclusive Excellence where she has directly informed the university President’s work of building a more inclusive campus culture. She helped to facilitate the launch of the first Living Learning Community for African American students on campus which was is designed to allow students to learn about the African Diaspora, build support networks, as well as connect students with mentors on campus and in the community. Her commitment an

Mar 30, 2021 05:30 PM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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