Elysia Poggi Davis, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology

University of Denver

Dr. Elysia Davis is a Professor of Psychology, the director of the Neurodevelopmental Research Program, and a faculty member in the Interdisciplinary Research lnstitute for the Study of (in)Equality at the University of Denver. She is a recognized leader in the field of prenatal stress and infant neurodevelopment whose research focuses on understanding pathways by which prenatal experiences influence developmental trajectories through early adulthood and ways that early intervention can benefit mothers and their children. (Research Website)

Dr. Davis and the PRO-Health Research Program are collaborating on a new NIH and NSF-funded study called the Rooting for Better Health / Fortaleciendo Nuestras Raíces Project, which is examining the role of salivary genetic markers and parental chronic stress during pregnancy on infant risk for adverse health and developmental outcomes.