Kelley L. Davis, Ph.D., is a Professor of Microbiology in the College of Medical Sciences at Nova Southeastern University. She has a joint appointment with the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine as a Professor of Disaster and Emergency Management and is the founding, and current, Director of this program. Dr. Davis is a spokesperson for recognition, diagnosis, and treatment of victims in mass casualty and mass care events, especially those related to biological or chemical events. Dr. Davis also teaches courses in virology, immunology, and bacteriology, with emphasis on the medical aspects of infectious disease for students in the medical, dental, and other allied health fields.
Besides her work in the classroom, Dr. Davis helped start a campus Community Emergency Response Team with a group of medical students. In addition, Dr. Davis is the faculty advisor for the Disaster Medicine Club comprised of medical, health professions, and undergraduate students at NSU.
Dr. Davis has done research in infectious disease related to mycoplasmas at the University of Missouri Medical School. Her current interest is in the area of public health issues related to homeland security and disaster preparedness.