Curriculum Vitae

 

Claude Ervin Davis III, Ph.D., M.S. 

(Ervin)

Assistant Professor

 

East Carolina University

Department of Psychology

Rawl Building Room 104

Greenville, North Carolina 27858-4353

 

phone 252-328-6308

fax 252-328-6283

 

daviscl@ecu.edu

http://core.ecu.edu/psyc/daviscl/

 

 

 

Education

 

 

Ph.D. Clinical Psychology, 2003

APA-Accredited, University of Kentucky Clinical Psychology Program, Concentration in Health Psychology and Medical Behavioral Science Certificate

 

 

NIMH Postdoctoral Fellow, 2003-2005

University of California, San Diego, Geriatric Psychiatry Research Center

 

Clinical Psychology Internship, 2002-2003

APA-Accredited Psychology Residency Consortium. University of Mississippi Medical Center and Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Jackson, Mississippi. Rotations in Neuropsychology, Health Psychology, and Chemical Dependence Treatment

 

M.S. Clinical Psychology, Thesis, 1996

Georgia Southern University, Department of Psychology

 

M.S. Electrical Engineering, 1986

Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Electrical Engineering, Minor in Mathematics, Specialization in Classical Electromagnetics

 

Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, 1984

Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Electrical Engineering, Co-Op Program, Certificate in Technical and Business Communication

 

Research Interests

 

Current/Recent Activity.  I am working toward the development of an EEG/Cognitive Neuroscience and psychophysiology lab at East Carolina University in the Department of Psychology.  I am currently working on the development of a decision-making, fMRI/EEG-based task using common life situations. I plan to start testing the decision-making task with healthy individuals soon and with patients afterwards. I am exploring the feasibility of other projects, possibly in physical activity or chronic pain. I have also recently started a study on the physiological correlates of worry. I recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, San Diego in the Department of Psychiatry, Geropsychiatry Division under the direction of Dilip V. Jeste, M.D. where I conducted research in geropsychiatry using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) with Lisa T. Eyler, Ph.D. and Greg Brown, Ph.D. and focused on neuroimaging of older patients with schizophrenia and techniques that could be translational, and can thus be applied to treatment and better understanding of mental illness.  Dr. Eyler and I are examining test-retest reliability data in fMRI as an essential component of conducting longitudinal, randomized-control studies of treatment-related brain function and developing scanner-based tasks to assess environmentally relevant mental functioning that can be related to daily functioning ability in patients with schizophrenia

 

General Interests. Functional Neuroimaging (especially fMRI), Electroencephalography (EEG), Magnetoencephalography (MEG), Geriatric Mental Health, Health Psychology, Chronic Pain, Psychophysiology, Psychoneuroimmunology, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Neuropsychology. Neural mechanisms of emotion and pain in using fMRI. Neuroplasticity and brain mechanisms in mental illness and in mental health treatment.

 

Publications 

 

 

Kesler/West, M. L., Andersen, A. H., Smith, C. D., Avison, M. J., Davis, C. E. Kryscio, R. J., & Blonder, L. X. (2001). Neural substrates of facial emotion processing using fMRI. Cognitive Brain Research,11, 213-226.

 

Blonder, L.X., Smith, C. D., Davis, C. E., Kesler/West, M. J., Garrity, T. F., Avison, M . J., & Andersen, A. H. (2004). Regional brain response to faces of dogs and humans. Cognitive Brain Research, 20, 384-394.

 

 

Davis, C. E., Jeste, D. V., & Eyler, L. T. (2005). Review of Longitudinal Neuroimaging Studies of Drug Treatments in Patients with Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research,78(1), 45-60.

 

Mittal, D., Davis, C. E., Depp, C., Pyne, J. M., Golshan, S., Patterson, T. & Jeste, D. V. (2006). Predictors of Health Related Quality of Well Being in Middle Aged and Older Patients with Schizophrenia and Schizoaffective Disorder. Journal of Nervous & Mental Disease, 194(5), 335-340.

 

Depp, C. A., Davis, C. E., Mittal, D., Patterson, T. L., Jeste, D.V. (2006). The Health-Related Quality of Life and Functioning of Middle-Aged and Elderly Adults with Bipolar Disorder. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 67(2), 215-221.

 

 

 

 

 

Under Review

 

Davis, C.E., Webster, D. G., Pugh, J. L., Carlson, C. R. (Under Review ). Psychological factors predict headache and temporomandibular symptoms.

 

Davis, C. E., Blonder, L. X., Andersen, A. H. & Carlson, C. R. (Under Review). Fear and anger recall modulate pain processing with functional magnetic resonance imaging.

 

Davis, C. E., Carlson, C. R., Studts, J. L, Curran, S. L., Hoyle, R. H., Sherman, T. J, & Okeson, J. P. (Under Review). Prediction of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) using a structural equation model.

 

 

Published Abstracts

 

Davis, C. Ervin, Eyler, Lisa T., Brown, Gregory G., & Jeste, Dilip V. (2006). Measurement Reliability of Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) Neuroimaging Data. Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.

 

 

Davis, C. E., Blonder, L. X., A. H., Carlson, C. E. Fear and Anger Recall Modulate Pain Processing with functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Abstract Published in the Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience Proceedings and Press Book, San Diego, 2004. 

 

O'Jile, J. R., Davis, C. E., Simpson, C., Elkin, D., & Rhudy, J.  (2003).  Measurement of attention in children using the NEPSY.  Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 15 (2), 266.

 

 

Lee X. Blonder, Thomas F. Garrity, Charles Smith, C. Ervin Davis, & Anders Andersen. A Functional neuroimaging study of attachment to animals. Proceedings for the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting of The Society of Behavioral Medicine, Salt Lake City, 2003.

 

Davis, C. E., Fernandez-Capo, M., Cabratosa, J. & Carlson, C. R. Cross-cultural comparisons of psychological distress in orofacial pain patients in Spain and the United States. Proceedings for the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting of The Society of Behavioral Medicine, Salt Lake City, 2003.

 

            C. Ervin Davis, Kristen Ritchie, Jennifer H. Harper, & Lee X. Blonder. Emotion and Color Word Ratings of Intensity, Imageability, and Familiarity. Proceedings for the Twenty-Fourth Annual Meeting of The Society of Behavioral Medicine, Salt Lake City, 2003.

 

Davis, C. E., Carlson, C. R., Studts, J. L, Curran, S. L., Hoyle, R. H., Sherman, T. J, & Okeson, J. P. (2000). Prediction of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) using a structural equation model. Proceedings for the Twenty-First Annual Meeting of The Society of Behavioral Medicine, Nashville, TN.

 

Kesler-West, M.L., Andersen, A.H., Smith, C.D., Avison, M.J., Davis, C.E., Avison, R.G., and Blonder, L.X.  A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of the perception of emotional facial expressions.  Cognitive Neuroscience Society Abstracts, A Supplement of the Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 1999: 82.

 

Presentations

 

                  
               Davis, C. E., Rhudy, J. & Dubbert, P.  Effect of an exercise intervention on sleep in older adults. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, San Diego, 2005.

 

O’Jile, J. R., Davis, C. E., Simpson, C., Elkin, D., & Rhudy, J. Measurement of attention in children using the NEPSY. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Neuropsychiatric Association, 2003.

 

Lee X. Blonder, Thomas F. Garrity, Charles Smith, C. Ervin Davis, & Anders Andersen. A Functional neuroimaging study of attachment to animals. University of Kentucky. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2003.

 

Davis, C. E., Fernandez-Capo, M., Cabratosa, J. & Carlson, C. R. Cross-cultural comparisons of psychological distress in orofacial pain patients in Spain and the United States. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2003.

 

C. Ervin Davis, Kristen Ritchie, Jennifer H. Harper, & Lee X. Blonder. Emotion and Color Word Ratings of Intensity, Imageability, and Familiarity. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, 2003.

 

de Leeuw, R., Davis, C. E., Andersen, A. H., & Carlson, C. R. (2001). Cerebral activation during thermal and emotional challenges: an fMRI study. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Pain Society, Phoenix, AZ.

 

Nery, C. G., Carlson, C. R., Davis, C. E., Okeson, J. P., Miller, C. S., & de Leeuw, R. Patterns of pain and EMG activity from experimental trapezius pain. (2001).  Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Orofacial Pain. Washington, DC.

 

Andersen, A. H., Rayens, W. S., Kryscio, R. J., Avison, M. J., Smith, C. D., Davis, C. E., Kesler-West, M., & Blonder, L. X. (2000). Multilinear models in the analysis of fMRI data from facial emotion processing experiments. Presentation at the Conference on Human Brain Mapping.

 

Davis, C. E., Carlson, C. R., Studts, J. L, Curran, S. L., Hoyle, R. H., Sherman, T. J, & Okeson, J. P. (2000). Prediction of temporomandibular disorders (TMDs) using a structural equation model. Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Behavioral Medicine. Nashville, TN.

 

 

Technical Reports

 

            Alverson, W. K.,  Davis, C. E., Fuller, J. A., Rodrigue, J. P., & Montgomery, J. P., (1987).  Isolator for J-band CW tubes, Technical Report No. AFWAL-TR-87-1085.

 

            Davis, C. E. & Montgomery, J. P., (1987) Critical array components, Technical Report -- ITT Avionics Division, PO No. 14-164629.

 

            Montgomery, J. P. & Davis, C. E., (1987) Broadband four-port differential phase shift circulator, Final Technical Report, Contract No.  N00014-85-C-2630.

 

Manuscripts in Preparation

 

Davis, C. E., de Leeuw, R., Andersen, A. H., & Carlson, C. R.  Cerebral activation using a pain-counting Stroop task: an fMRI study.

 

 

Dissertation

 

            Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Investigation of Pain and Emotion

Thesis

 

            Psychological factors in Headache and Temporomandibular Dysfunction

 

Awards

 

East Carolina University. Pilot Startup Funding. $58,000. 2005-2007.

 

Geriatric Psychiatry Advanced Center for Interventions and Services Research Pilot Project Award. $5,000, October 2004.

 

Summer Research Institute in Geriatric Psychiatry. Selected Participant. National Institute of Mental Health and University of California, San Diego. Rochester, NY, Summer 2004.

 

Predoctoral Trainee. National Institute of Mental Health. Research Training in Medical Behavioral Science. T32MH15730. University of Kentucky College of Medicine, Department of Behavioral Science, Thomas Garrity and Michael Andrykowski, Principal Investigators. June 1998 – May 2001.

 

Research Assistant. National Science Foundation Grant. Neural Substrates of Facial and Lexical Emotion using fMRI. Lee X. Blonder, Principal Investigator. June 2001 – May 2002.

 

Co-Investigator. University of Kentucky Medical Center: Womens’ Health Grant. Cerebral activation during thermal and emotional challenges: an fMRI study. $10,000, June 2000 – June 2001.

 

Visiting Fellowship in Functional MRI. Massachusetts General Hospital-Martinos Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center. November 2000.

 

Research Travel Award. Department of Behavioral Science, University of Kentucky. March 2000.

 

 

Teaching Experience

 

Courses, Department of Psychology, East Carolina University, 2005-2007

            PSYC 6468 Psychotherapy: Theories, Research, and Practice

PSYC 6484 Cognitive Assessment

            PSYC 6461 Cognitive Assessment Practicum

            PSYC 1000 Introductory Psychology

            PSYC 3300 Personality (Spring 2007)

            PSYC 3311 Neuropsychology/Cognitive Neuroscience

            NEUR 4901 Behavioral & Integrative Neuroscience (guest lectures on "The Methods of Cognitive Neuroscience:  fMRI " & on " Executive Functions"

 

Workshop on Empirically Supported Psychotherapy, Eastern Area Health Education Center, 2006

 

Graduate teaching Assistant, University of Kentucky, Department of Psychology, 1997-1998

                        Courses:  Introductory Psychology Laboratory

                                          Psychology Statistics Laboratory

 

Adjunct Professor, Georgia Southern University, School of Engineering Technology 1989-1994       

                        Courses: Digital Circuit Design Fundamentals

                                         Circuit Analysis I

     Circuit Analysis II.

 

Graduate Teaching  and Research Assistant,  Georgia Institute of Technology, School of Electrical Engineering 1985-1986

                        Courses: Digital Circuit Design Laboratory

                                         Analog Circuit Design Laboratory

                                         Electromechanical Laboratory.

 

Also constructed database and wrote database programs for organizing and abstracting references on Antennas in Conductive Media, and conducted research on Helical Resonators at radio frequencies and general work in electromagnetic laboratory

 

Teaching Interests

 

Introductory Psychology, Personality, Abnormal Psychology, Statistics, Research Methods, Health Psychology, Assessment (personality, intellectual, and neuropsychological), Personality, Psychotherapy, Neuropsychology, Aging, Psychophysiology, Cognitive Neuroscience, Neuroimaging.

 

Reviewing Work

 

Journal of Clinical Psychology, Biological Psychiatry, American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Schizophrenia Research

 

Other Work Experience

 

1988 - 1997.  Senior Electrical Engineer, Brooks Instrument Division, Statesboro, Georgia.  Designed and developed electromagnetic flowmeters.  Developed test automation software for calibrating electromagnetic flowmeters. Performed analysis and consulted in statistical quality control (SQC) and statistical process control (SPC) for manufacturing. Served on interdivisional electromagnetic flowmeter planning task force.  Conducted needs assessment and developed plan for implementation of engineering Computer Aided Design (CAD) system.

 

1986-1988.  Microwave Design Engineer, Electromagnetic Sciences, Norcross Georgia.  Designed, built, and tested microwave radar and electronic counter-measures components and subsystems. Developed FORTRAN software for analysis microwave components. Co-authored three technical reports.

 

Previously worked as engineering assistant at Georgia Power Company Research Laboratory (1981-1984) (Co-Op program) conducting research and testing on power transmission and distribution equipment and served on the Co-op advisory committee. Worked as a biologist's assistant, research vessel crewmember, and statistician using SAS at Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Coastal Resources Division (1977-1979).

 

 

 

Memberships

 

Society for Neuroscience

American Psychological Association 

Southeastern Psychological Association

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers

Society of Behavioral Medicine

 

 

Clinical Experience

 

Internship: Neuropsychology rotation (6 months): Judith R. O’ Jile, Ph.D. Performed inpatient and outpatient neuropsychological evaluations with full and abbreviated test batteries, administration, scoring, and report writing for child, adolescent, adult, and geriatric patients. Referral questions included learning disability, head trauma, attention deficit disorder, conduct disorder, delirium, and dementia.  Health Psychology rotation (3 months): Patricia Dubbert, Ph.D. Performed bariatric pre-surgical evaluations and weight management counseling, male sexual dysfunction and pre-surgical penile implant evaluations, collected data for walking for exercise controlled trial and African American/Jackson Heart Study, presented stress reduction information to diabetes support group and provided follow-up counseling. Substance Abuse rotation (3 months): Jefferson Parker, Ph.D. Conducted addiction treatment intake consultations, conducted individual intensive addiction treatment, and led relapse prevention group and process group. Learned computerized patient record system.

 

Practicum in Pain Management. Charles R. Carlson, Ph.D. & Jeffery P. Okeson, DMD. Psychology Training Program in Orofacial Pain. Orofacial Pain Center, College of Dentistry, University of Kentucky. Conducted head and face pain patient psychological evaluations and administered individual physical self-regulation treatment, biofeedback, and psychotherapy. 1999-2001.

 

Therapist Trainee, Jessie Harris Psychological Services Center. David T. Berry, Ph.D., Harwell Smith, Ph.D., & Tamara Brown, Ph.D.  Conducted psychological diagnostic assessments and psychotherapy with outpatients with DSM Axis I and Axis II disorders. 1998-2002.

 

Pain Patient Psychological Assessment, Pain Management Center, Department of Anesthesiology, University of Kentucky, Kentucky Clinic, Herbert Steger, Ph.D. & Ph.D., Mark Etscheidt, Ph.D. Conducted psychological evaluations of chronic pain patients and learned behavioral pain-management techniques. 1998-1999.

 

Practicum in Psychological Therapy, Bulloch Counseling Center, Edward W. L. Smith, Ph.D & James L. Pugh, Ph.D. Conducted individual psychotherapy, intake, case management, assertive community treatment (ACT-team) in clients’ home, and psychological assessment in public community mental health setting, serving clients with a wide range of psychiatric disorders. 1995-1996

 

Practicum in Psychological Assessment, Merry Gallagher, Ed.D. & James Pugh, Ph.D. Board of Regents Center for Assessment of Learning Disorders at Georgia Southern University,  Administered, scored, and interpreted test batteries for learning disorder assessments of college students and participated in patient staffing and treatment planning. 1995.

 

Licensure Status

 

California -- Licensed Clinical Psychologist Number 20521.

North Carolina—Licensed Clinical Psychologist Number 3193.

North Carolina – Health Services Provider Psychologist

 

Other Skills

 

Computer programming experience in BASIC,  FORTRAN, COBOL.  Extensive experience with EXCEL, SPSS, SAS and WORD, WordPerfect and other word processors, editors, spreadsheets, database applications, and internet tools. Experience with E-Prime, MacStim, Linux, and AFNI for neuroimaging work.  Have taken numerous courses in mathematics, research methods, and statistics, in both psychology and engineering. 

 

Languages

 

Fluent in Spanish, working knowledge of French, Italian, and Japanese. 

 

Interests and Hobbies

 

Music: Voice, piano, classical music, opera, pipe organs. Interested also in travel, grapes and winemaking, reading, art, architecture, gardening, trains, trolleys, public transportation, alternative energy, sailing, hiking, biking, and running.

 


References

 

Lisa T. Eyler, Ph.D.

Assistant Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego

Clinical Research Psychologist

VISN 22 Mental Illness Research, Education, and Clinical Center

VA San Diego Healthcare System, 116A

3350 La Jolla Village Drive

San Diego, CA 92161

lteyler@ucsd.edu

Tel. 858-552-8585, x-7666

 

Dilip V. Jeste, M.D.

Estelle and Edgar Levi Chair in Aging

Chief, Division of Geriatric Psychiatry, University of California, San Diego

Professor In Residence of Psychiatry and Neurosciences

Director, Sam and Rose Stein Institute for Research on Aging, UCSD

Psychiatry Service (116A-1)

VA San Diego Healthcare System

3350 La Jolla Village Drive

VMRF Bldg. 13

San Diego, California  92161

djeste@ucsd.edu

858-534-4020                      

 

Charles R. Carlson, Ph.D.

Professor and Director of Clinical Training

Department of Psychology

112 Kastle Hall

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40506-0044

ccarl@uky.edu

Tel. 859-257-4394

Fax. 859-323-1979

 

Lee X. Blonder, Ph.D.

Professor

Department of Behavioral Science and Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

301A Wethington Health Sciences Building 0200

University of Kentucky

800 South Limestone Street

Lexington, KY 40536-0230

lxblond@uky.edu

Tel. 859-257-9223 x-80452

Fax. 859-323-2623

 

 

Judith R. O’Jile, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

University of Mississippi Medical Center

2500 North State Street

Jackson, Mississippi 39216-4505

jojile@psychiatry.umsmed.edu

Tel. 601-815-1021

 

Tamara Brown, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Psychology

207-C Kastle Hall

University of Kentucky

Lexington, KY 40506-0044

tbrow2@uky.edu

Tel. 859-257-9612

Fax. 859-323-1979

 

Harwell Smith, Ph.D., ABPP

Clinical Psychologist

330 Romany Rd. Suite A

Lexington,KY

Tel. 859-276-1836