Beth P. Davis, PT, DPT, MBA

Assistant Professor

Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Emory University School of Medicine

Education

  • BA, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1993
  • MPT, Emory University, 1997
  • DPT, Emory University, 2001
  • MBA, Georgia State University, 2002

Biography

Dr. Davis received a Master of Physical Therapy from Emory University in 1997. After several years of clinical practice and management experience in outpatient orthopedics, she returned to graduate school to obtain a Master of Business Administration from Georgia State University in 2002 with a concentration in marketing. Dr. Davis received a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Emory University in 2003 and began teaching the Health Services Management course in the Emory DPT program that year. Dr. Davis joined the faculty in 2008, and currently coordinates and teaches the General Medical Conditions, Health Services and Management and the Business Management for the Physical Therapist Entrepreneur courses. Her research focuses on interprofessional education and collaborative practice for facilitators and students with an interest in faculty and clinical instructor development. Her scholarship emphasizes collaboration with physical therapy and interdisciplinary colleagues at Emory and other institutions to improve development and evaluation of interprofessional education and practice. She is also involved in research related to physical therapy student education and marketing in physical therapy private practice settings.

Research

Dr. Davis' research focus is on inter-professional education and team training with an interest in the impact of inter-professional team training on attitudes and behaviors toward inter-professional teamwork. She is also involved in research related to physical therapy student education, as well as marketing in physical therapy private practice settings.  

Publications

  • Geist, K., Ander, D.S., White, M., Rossi, A., Johanson, M., Davis, B.P. (2015).  Integration of Physical Therapist’s Expertise in the Emergency Medicine Curriculum: An Academic Model for Inter-Professional Education. Journal of Physical Therapy Education (Accepted).
  • Wise, H.H., Frost, J.S., Resnick, C., Davis, B.P. Iglarsh, Z.A. Interprofessional Education:  An Exploration in Physical Therapist Education.  J PhysTher Educ.  2015;29(2):72-83.
  • Davis, B.P., Clevenger, C.K., Robertson, B.D, Posnock, S. & Ander, D.S. Teaching the Teachers: Faculty Development in Interprofessional Education.  Applied Nursing Research. 2015 Feb;28(1):31-5. doi: 10.1016/j.apnr.2014.03.003. Epub 2014 Mar 26.

Book Chapters

  • Z.F. Kapasi & B.P. Davis. (2014). Managing Human Resources. In J.S. Sanders, P. McMenamin & K. Sanders (Eds.), Private practice the how-to manual: A concise guide for physical therapists who are considering opening a private practice (2nd ed., pp. 43-65). Private Practice Section American Physical Therapy Association Publication.

Published Abstract

  • Jernigan, S.D., Davis, B.P., Wise. H.H. (2014).  Step It Up! Integrating TeamSTEPPS® into IPE Curricula.  American Physical Therapy Association Education Leadership Conference, Education Session; Anaheim, CA; February 17-20, 2016, accepted.
  • Geist, K., Johanson, M., Rossi, A., & Davis, B. (2013).  Integration of Physical Therapist’s Expertise in the Emergency Medicine Curriculum: An Academic Model for Inter-Professional Education.  American Physical Therapy Association, Education Leadership Conference, Poster Presentation, Baltimore, MD; October 3, 2015.
  • Davis, B.P., Jernigan, S.D., Wise, H.H. (2015).  Introduction to TeamSTEPPS:  Team Strategies and Tools to Enhance Performance and Patient Safety.  American Physical Therapy Association Education Leadership Conference, American Council of Academic Physical Therapy Programming, Education Session; Baltimore, MD; October 2-4, 2015.
  • Bishop, K.L. & Davis, B.P.  (2013). Use of cardiopulmonary simulator laboratory experience in preparation for cardiac rehabilitation patient interaction in first year doctor of physical therapy students.  Interprofessional Simulation Conference at Widener University, Platform Presentation; Chester, PA; July 12-16, 2015.
  • Bishop, K.L. & Davis, B.P.  (2013). Influence of a Cardiopulmonary Simulator Experience on Accuracy of Vital Sign Measurements with Patients.  Interprofessional Simulation Conference at Widener University, Platform Presentation; Chester, PA; July 12-16, 2015.
  • Kapasi, Z.F., Davis, B.P.  Looking Outside Health Care to Teach Physical Therapy Business Practice.  American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Private Practice Section, Education Session; Indianapolis, Indiana; February 3, 2015.
  • Dillard, R., Clevenger, C.K., Davis, B.P.  Effect of Large Scale, Low Dose Interactive Training on Students’ Attitudes and Knowledge Surrounding Inter-professional Communication and Teamwork.  The Gerontological Society of America's 67th Annual Scientific Meeting, Education and Aging Poster Session; Washington, D.C.; November 8, 2014.
  • Wise, H.H., Resnick, C., Iglarsh, A., Frost, J.S., Davis, B.P. Interprofessional Education:  An Exploration in Physical Therapist Education.  American Physical Therapy Association Education Leadership Conference, Education Session; Kansas City, MO; October 11, 2014.
  • Kapasi, Z.F., Davis, B.P., Bishop, J., Dunkle, Z., Hunter, M., Kridl, S., & Trudeau, K.  “Physical Therapists’ Knowledge and Attitudes Related to Marketing”.  American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Private Practice Poster Session; Las Vegas, Nevada; January, 2014.
  • Bishop, K.L. & Davis, B.P.  (2013). Influence of a Cardiopulmonary Simulator Experience on Accuracy of Vital Sign Measurements with Patients in First Year Doctor of Physical Therapy Students. American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Meeting, Cardiopulmonary Section Platform Presentation; Las Vegas, Nevada; January 24, 2014.