Judy A. Davis, MS, MPH, APN, FNP-BC
Department of Health Systems Science
UIC College of Nursing
845 South Damen Avenue (MC 802)
Chicago, IL 60612-7350
Research / Discovery
Ms. Davis' research interest focuses on primary health care of vulnerable women and children, building family nurse practitioner competencies in population-focused primary care, building web-based environments to enhance student inquiry-based learning, and exploring primary health care opportunities in global health.
Teaching / Learning
Ms. Davis teaches in graduate family nurse practitioner (FNP) program and the advanced community health nursing (CHN) courses. In her thirty years of classroom and clinical teaching, she has had extensive experience teaching in community and mental health nursing, nursing leadership and management, and in women's primary health care. She has developed online courses in population-focused intervention and family nurse practitioner management, leadership and management, and lifespan development. Her interest is to explore distance learning and primary care opportunities internationally. Towards this pursuit, travels have taken her to the Aichi, Japan 2005 World Exposition and to Hiroshima to study global peace. During her second return to Japan, she engaged in Japanese language and cultural immersion courses at the Kyoto International Academy. During her two-month stay, she visited St. Luke's College of Nursing in Tokyo to learn about community health nursing education in Japan.
Service / Practice
As a certified family nurse practitioner, Ms. Davis has developed/operated a wellness program that offered limited primary care to independent-living seniors in a HUD-subsidized facility. She integrated spiritual care in her self-care counseling with senior residents. Concurrently, she provided prenatal and gynecological care to medically-indigent women. In past her consultative practice included working with private-practice psychiatrist providing psychiatric intake interviews to chronically-ill nursing home patients. More recently, her primary care practice focused on adolescent mothers with behavioral/mental health needs and their children. She volunteers as a first medical responder in the Oak Park Emergency Medical Reserve Corp. As a member of the Riverside Presbyterian Church, she is an active in the Personnel Committee. In the past, she ministered to the congregation through the Stephen's Ministry.
As a certified scuba diver, she and her two daughters have enjoyed dives in the open waters off the coast of Yucatan, Japan, and Hawaii (while her husband fished). On her reflective moments, she enjoys playing her piano and reading mystery novels.