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Tatiana M Davidson Ph.D.

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  • Associate Professor
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  • College of Nursing
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  • DEPARTMENT OF NURSING OPERATING
Academic Focus
  • youth and family mental health care
  • technology-based stepped-care mental health interventions
  • racial/ethnic disparities in mental health care
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Biography

Tatiana M. Davidson, Ph.D., is Associate Professor and Co-Director of the Telehealth Resilience and Recovery Program (TRRP) at MUSC. Dr. Davidson serves as Chair for the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies’ Hispanic Issues in Behavior Therapy (HIBT) Student Interest Group. She received her BS from the University of Washington and MA and PhD from Clark University, and completed her internship and NIMH postdoc at MUSC. Dr. Davidson’s research has focused mainly on maximizing the reach and receipt of evidence-based mental health treatments among trauma-affected youth and their families through the development, evaluation, and dissemination of innovative, technology-based resources. Dr. Davidson is PI on an active Duke Endowment grant (through 2020) to implement TRRP in three partnering trauma centers across South Carolina.  She serves as Co-Investigator on several federally-funded research grants focused on the development, evaluation and implementation of mHealth technologies (e.g., smartphone, tablet, computer) for providing best-practice mental health treatment to a wide range of traumatic stress populations, including disaster victims, child abuse victims, and first responders.  A second major research focus is on addressing mental health care disparities among racial/ethnic minority populations through the development and evaluation of culturally-modified, evidence-based interventions.  She has been awarded both external and internal grants to examine how cultural variables can influence formal mental health treatment seeking, access and completion among Latina/o populations, and to adapt evidence-based resources to mobile health delivery formats to reduce traditional barriers to mental health treatment among Latina/o youth and families.